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Winds of Change

by Tim Chauvin

Tim Chauvin displays his strong and melodic songsmithing which brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to the people, places and topics he writes about in this, his first, album.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Winds of Change
4:01 $0.99
2. House in the Country
2:35 $0.99
3. A Timber Framer's Song
3:52 $0.99
4. Houghton's Point
3:32 $0.99
5. Make Do
4:12 $0.99
6. New Bedford
4:17 $0.99
7. Last Chapter
3:19 $0.99
8. Bender of the Rules
3:01 $0.99
9. The Carpenter
3:04 $0.99
10. The Speed River Bridge
3:54 $0.99
11. Louie the Rabbit
3:33 $0.99
12. For the Ride
3:01 $0.99
13. Daughters of China
4:43 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Tim Chauvin has been around both in terms of time and distance. And the release of his debut CD "Wind of Change" proves it.

Tim was born and raised in New England. He lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. He moved to northern Wisconsin's Lake Superior country to attend college in the late 70's and from there headed directly to the road as a performing songwriter. In the early 80's he moved to Texas. He's been there ever since. He dropped out of music for about 15 years to pursue other artistic endeavors but has now dropped back in.

Tim has always been known as a strong writer and in 2006 his song “Make Do” was nominated for the Best Song of the Year in the Traditional Folk Song category for The Annual Just Plain Folks Music Awards. Tim has also been a finalist in such prestigious writing competitions as New Folks at the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Songwriter's Competition at the Wildflower! Festival in Texas. As a performer and writer Tim has been compared with the likes of James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce.

Sing Out! magazine published this review of Winds of Change in the Summer 2005 issue:

"If you're craving wonderfully written story songs in simple but beautiful arrangements, this is the CD for you. Tim's everyman vocals and well-crafted songs are a joy to the ears. "House in the Country" is a joyful love song written before he met his wife while "For the Ride" is one he penned after they'd been together a while. Both ring with cleanly played acoustic guitar; one features creative mandolin from Steve DeVries. Another kind of love song, "Houghton's Point", about Lake Superior is rich with detail. "Timber Framers' Song" and "New Bedford" have a lovely Celtic feel with whistle, fiddle and bodran. The title cut has an old-timey feel, all smoothed over with cello. The lyrics are great, too, making you feel you're right on the rocky coast of New England. Learning from children that being different is okay is the theme of "Louie the Rabbit". "The Carpenter" is a tender song about his immigrant (grand) father. The jewel in this delightful CD is "Daughters of China," about the 6,000 children who are adopted by families in the U.S., among them his family. The love and respect he feels for the children, their birth parents and their culture is clear. The liner notes are great, listing the inspiration for each song and sometimes more about the topic. He dedicates the disc to "the women who make my life whole." Amen to that. Buy this album!"

This CD has made it's way onto the the CDBaby Best Seller list for extended periods and has sold copies across North America, Western Europe and Australia.

Tim and his family are currently living in the Peoples Republic of China. You can follow their experiences there via their blog at www.changes.typepad.com.



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J. C.

This is incredible music. Very soothing and relaxing...yet upbeat. I love this and know my little girl will also. I highly recommend this CD.


Love the album, especially "Daughters of China"!
This is a great album to sit back and relax with.

Kathie Quinn

Loved it.
I love this CD. My husband and I recently traveled to China to adopt our second daughter. I brought this CD on the trip and listened to it on the plane ride over.
He sounds very much like Gordon Lightfoot. I am a fan of music about the costal way of life. And I can not say enough about the song he wrote about the Girls from China.
Thank you for this masterpiece.


Great for while I work
Love the story telling nature of the songs. I bought it for the Daughter's of China track, but was pleased to find the whole CD wonderful.


Love it!
I ordered this CD after it was mentioned in a Yahoo group in regards to adopting from China. I really enjoyed all the songs and music.

Nancy Manning

This is a great folksy CD.
I purchased this CD primarily for "Daughters of China" but was greatly pleased with all the songs. I found this folksy CD to be contemplative, meaningful, and utterly delightful.

Mary Jo

East coast sea faring sound
I enjoyed the songs and if you read the jacket with the cd it explains where the song ideas came from which really enriches the experience. A friend shared this cd with me, I inturn made multiple purchases to share with other friends. There is great soul and tranquility in Tim's stories and tunes. Even my teenage nieces love it!

Sheri T.

Listened to CD at party and loved it!!!!
The Daughters of China Song is beautiful and special to me as I have a daughter from China. Thats the only song I have listened to thus far but am sure that the rest of the CD is great.


Love it
I sing the Daughters of China with my 3 year old and I tell her it is a song about our family. We dance around the room singing it. So much fun, we Love it!!! The entire CD is good, but the Daughters of China has my heart.

Thank you!!

Jade & Mom

Our new favourite song!!! Daughters of China
The CD is wonderful. I purchased it for my 8 year old daughter who was adopted from China in 1996. We are in the process of adopting a second daughter and we are all very excited. Your song Daughters of China is truly a blessing to all of us.
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