Christy Snow | Awake & Alive

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Awake & Alive

by Christy Snow

Acoustic guitar, a voice like kd lang and Tracey Chapman, moody harmonica along with storytelling and humor...that's Christy's first live recording.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. George Bailey
6:08 $0.99
2. Baptist Roots
5:03 $0.99
3. Taking Back My Life
5:44 $0.99
4. Safe
7:10 $0.99
5. Gaia's Thieves
7:05 $0.99
6. Never Say Never
5:03 $0.99
7. Human Race
4:22 $0.99
8. Ready To Believe
5:25 $0.99
9. Dive In
5:22 $0.99
10. Sugar Cane
5:05 $0.99
11. Reason To Be
5:31 $0.99
12. Confirmation
5:06 $0.99
13. Camping Song
6:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Christy is a North Carolina native whose talents are now being enjoyed all over the world, due in part to her coast-to-coast touring, the national and international airplay, and the worldwide distribution of her music. She has produced and independently released five CDs with the latest being an April 2003 release, "Change Is Good". Her CDs have received praise for her lyrics that encourage you to think and feel and open you up to laugh, love, and enjoy life. In the words of Les Reynolds of, "This North Carolina singer-songwriter is one you could listen to all, comfortable yet forceful vocals, fluid and sometimes percussive acoustic guitar...Christy could change the world with her songs."

Once Christy graduated with her degree in Marketing in 1991, she began pursuing a full time career recording and performing her music. In 1996 she decided to take a break from music and took a job as a Marketing Specialist. She enjoyed the challenges and promotions she received during the next three years but could not overcome the desire to follow her heart and her music and therefore slowly began performing and recording again. In July of 1999, shortly after the release of her second CD "Solid Ground", she left Corporate America and began pursuing her music career full time with a new sense of direction and purpose. In 2000 she released her first live CD "Awake & Alive", which gives the listener a peak into Christy's captivating live shows. Then in 2001 she released her first instrumental CD of all Native American Flute music. Her fifth CD "Change Is Good" is filled with intorspective, positive and life affirming insights and is her richest work yet.

Christy Began adding New Thought Churches to her tours in 1999 as her positive outlook on life and beliefs in equality, worth and love began to shine through in her music. Her music has been described as both playful and spiritual. She includes in her shows all types of songs from passionate musings such as "Sugar Cane Candy" to songs like "Stand In Love" about the belief in unity and the healing power of love. Christy has a very diverse folk style of music, as she accompanies herself with acoustic guitar but also moody harmonica rifts and the Native American Flute.

Her current beliefs are a mixture she often refers to as New Thought-Pagan-Native American-Buddhist, which probably has something to do with why her music is sort of Spiritual-Folk-Pop-Rock-Americana. You can just call it "Good" for short.

"Awake & Alive...I simply love it...this one is just priceless!!"
~ Les Reynolds/

"Snow's powerful lyrics presented with vibrant energy make for an unforgettable performance."
~ The Charlotte Observer

"Snow's influences range from blues, to rock to folk, but she integrates those styles into a distinctive voice that's all her own."
~Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

"Whether drawing from her own experiences or seeing through the eyes of a stranger, her songs ring with international appeal."
~ Daily Times-Call - Longmont, CO

"Snow's latest disc, 'Awake & Alive,' amazingly, was recorded in one night at a coffeehouse in Charlotte. Her music is straightforward and straight from the heart. (Her) folk songs range from musings about love and lust, to breaking societal molds... being positive even though things can get difficult."
~ Colorado Daily - Boulder, CO

"Snow's direct style and energized lyrics in her latest disc 'Awake & Alive' further her message - that life is an ongoing adventure to be embraced."
~ Deborah Dunn/The Charlotte Observer - Charlotte, NC



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Colorado Daily - Boulder, CO

Straightforward and straight from the heart.
Awake & Alive, amazingly, was recorded in one night at a coffeehouse in Charlotte. Her music is straightforward and straight from the heart. (Her) folk songs range from musings about love and lust, to breaking societal molds... being positive even though things can get difficult."

Jennifer Holverson

Christy's lyrics are thought provoking and spiritually profound.
All the songs on "Awake and Alive" really speak to the soul. Their profound words provoke deep thinking and soul searching about your life. They all provide great listening for the morning traffic trials and tribulations for those of us who still have day jobs. "Never Say Never" and "George Bailey" are two of my favorites.

Terri Deppe

Awesome, spiritually charged, real life music for positive living...
My favorite song is "Safe". I too have recently made major life changes and this song so speaks to the little girl inside of me. All the songs are great, thought provoking, spiritually inspired.

Gwen Day

Awake and Alive is just that---Awake and alive
"Awake and Alive" is just that. To me it speaks of someone who has been on a journey and has gotten results. Someome who has walk through to the other side. I myself have been on that path and Awake and Alive has touch my heart and soul. The words and music are real life. And for me that is what music is about. The songs on this CD are capable of changing some one's life.

Joe Lasalle

I can listen to her songs over and over again...always hearing somthing new.
I listen to this Cd everyday. Her words and music cover the gammet of lifes experiences and touch the depth of human emotion. It's music I listen to when I want and energy boost. Her songs give me clarity when I'm trying to get a new perspective.They give me a conectiveness and help me get in touch with feelings of sadness, joy, loneliness and passion. Christy lets us all know that its okay to express it. There is something so pure & honest in her songs. The Universal message I get from her is " Do what you want to do and above all, Love yourself" Everyone should own this CD