Carol Torricelli | Blueprints of My Soul

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Blueprints of My Soul

by Carol Torricelli

Carol, nicknamed "Torch", presents her first album of soulful and sometimes playful original music and lyrics crafted around her acoustic fingerstyle guitar, taking you on an emotional journey through introspective moments that inspired these songs.
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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1. Come to Virginia
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2. Whenever I'm Thinking of You
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3. Swingin' and Swayin'
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4. Tossin' Like a Salad over You
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5. Don't You Slow Me Down
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6. Measure Up!
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7. Miracles Like This
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8. Words That I Fear
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9. Major Dad
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10. Searching for Change
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11. Turned and Walked Away
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12. Save a Place for Me in Heaven
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Thank you for finding me on CD Baby and visiting my page dedicated to the inspirations that crafted my songs. Nothing brings me greater happiness than connecting and sharing with you my songs about the very moments that impacted my life...the many dimensions of love for my family, friends, travel and tourism and the introspective moments these life experiences left on me.

On the Back Cover:
My work is a tribute to my mother and father who changed my life when they gave me a guitar at the age of 11. Soon I discovered my passion for music that continues to inspire my lifelong musical journey today.

Dad was a prominent architect, that was his passion. I remember him carrying bundles of blueprints home, working at the drafting table on his designs that later blossomed into everlasting buildings.

My songs are like his buildings, crafted from a kaleidoscope of my life experiences. They are the blueprints of my soul.

About my Songs:

"Come to Virginia" - I wrote this song to enter a talent contest at a tourism convention and won. This became my signature song gaining recognition and camaraderie with my colleagues over the years, as my vocation is marketing Virginia as a tourism destination. I traveled with my Baby Martin or Baby Taylor, performing for many audiences at various tourism events. It's my contribution and passion for the tourism industry that I have loved for over 30 years.

"Whenever I'm Thinking of You" - This song was written about reuniting after many years with the brother of my high school friend, playing our guitars, realizing how compatible our styles were together. We reunited a few times more, but our long distance collaboration soon ended.

"Swingin' and Swayin' - I was alone on a July 4th weekend after just meeting a new man in my life, and found myself swingin' and swayin' with my guitar on the glider on my back porch, wishing we were together again.

"Tossing Like a Salad Over You" - I wrote this song to remind my long-distance partner that his texts, phone calls and emails had started to drop off, and that had to change immediately! My song worked.

"Don't You Slow Me Down" - After a lifetime of wanting to go to Italy, I wrote this song in a moment of excitement because I finally booked myself on a trip to Italy, retracing my roots from Naples to Sicily.

"Measure Up!" - I bet this is the only love song ever written about a tourism research report - "Travel Metrix"! This song pays homage to the tourism industry's only professional travel association that provides sellers with coveted information from Tour Buyers on the number of rooms and tours they booked at area hotels for the year, known in the industry as ROI or "Return on Investment". It's fun and anyone in the tourism sales industry can relate to the joy this Travel Metrix report brings to the table.

"Miracles Like This" - I wrote this song while attending UNM, about the birth of my sister's son who were 2,000 miles away and how my new nephew had changed my life for the better.

"Words that I Fear" - Right after the 911 attack on America, my nephew in the Medical Army was immediately deployed to Iraq. I was dreading to hear the day/time when he was deploying for a year, a frightening sense of sadness shared by the families in the military.

"Major Dad" - After a deployment in Baghdad, my nephew was promoted upon his return to America, and was to report to another Army Base in Kansas for a year of training - away from his twin sons and wife still at Fort Sam Houston, TX. The family was challenged but all I could feel was relief, for he was now safe and home from Iraq... and just going to Kansas!

"Searching for Change" - In 2008 after voting on election day, I had to turn my car around and go back home to record this song that was a tribute to Barack Obama, our challenging times and hopeful prospects for all to come together for positive change.

"Turned and Walked Away" - My nephew was being deployed to Iraq again which prompted a small family reunion at Fort Bragg. The weekend was full of events and ended celebrating the twins' 7th birthday at a bowling party, our last visit before he was to depart. It was challenging not to show my fears, so I focused on the fun moments we all shared and the funny looking bowling shoes we rented. I remember how sad I felt as we turned and walked away that weekend, that last visual I had of him in my heart. Thankfully he returned safely a year later.

"Save a Place for Me in Heaven" - After my father passed away, I wrote this song preparing for his ceremony of his incredible life, words rushing onto the paper. Later I realized the lyrics to the second stanza seemed to be told from my Dad's perspective, in response to the lyrics in my first stanza. My blessing comes straight from my heart and soul.

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