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An Ardmore Afternoon

by don bridges

High-energy, well-crafted, genre-crossing songs about love, loss, disappointment, anger, and hope -- an exhilarating roller coaster ride of human emotions with memorable lyrics, singable melodies, wonderful harmonies.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. I Need You
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2. An Ardmore Afternoon
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3. At the Alamo
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4. In the Comfort of My Arms
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5. Maybe You Might
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3:44 $0.99
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6. Anger Junkie Blues
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7. Love
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8. Under New Construction
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9. The Holy Spirit Came
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10. A Good Knight Story
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11. Three-quarter Moon
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12. Brown Springs at Night
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13. Fly Polyphemus
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"An Ardmore Afternoon" will take your mind and emotions back to a place of nostalgia, wonder, innocence, love, and loss while permitting you to remain firmly rooted in the reality of your present moment. Enjoy the 28 years of songwriting and performing experience by singer-songwriter don bridges, second-term President of the Songwriters Association of Washington, that goes into this 13-song potpourri of original tunes, with styles ranging from folk (An Ardmore Afternoon, Under New Construction, A Good Knight Story) to Pop/Country (I Need You, In the Comfort of My Arms) to Smooth Jazz (Maybe You Might) to Rock (Anger Junkie Blues, Brown Springs at Night) to Bluegrass (At the Alamo, The Holy Spirit Came, Three-quarter Moon) to Inspirational (Love, Fly Polyphemus). The artist's lyrical insights into the hopes, dreams, dilemmas, and regrets of daily life will provide you with plenty of food for thought as you sing along to the catchy melodies, marvel at the superb skills of several dozen inspired musicians and backing vocalists, and bask in the wonderful production of eight-time Washington Area Music Association Producer of the Year Marco Delmar that serve as the hallmarks of this fine recording. With first-rate photography by Lawrence Ruggeri and Catherine Steiner and excellent graphics by Audrey Engdahl, this product is a superbly packaged collection of great tunes, one that you'll find yourself playing over and over long after you've memorized every word to every song. "An Ardmore Afternoon" is dedicated to the memory of the late U.S. Army Colonel David M. Scales, don bridges' songwriting and performing partner for six years who was killed at his post during the 9-11 terrorist attack on The Pentagon.

An innovative songwriter and energetic musical performer for audiences of all ages, don bridges started writing and performing his songs in 1976 and continues to share stages with many of the nation's finest songwriters and musicians. With a special passion for children's music, "mister don" has become one of the mid-Atlantic region's best-loved family entertainers. Following his three popular children's albums & new children's music video, don's first full-length singer-songwriter CD, "An Ardmore Afternoon," is finally out on the street.

don has received five Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) "Wammie" nominations for Best Children's Vocalist and three nominations for Best Children's Recording. Articles on don's performances have been featured in many news periodicals such as the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun and his music has been broadcast on commercial and cable television, commercial radio, and internet radio stations. His former trio Bridges To Bliss, comprised of don, vocalist Bobbi Bliss, and the late keyboard player David M. Scales (an Army Colonel who lost his life in the 9-11-01 terrorist attack on the Pentagon), received a total of 13 "Wammie" nominations in Children's Music during the late 1990s. don now performs over 300 times a year as a singer-songwriter and a solo children's entertainer and leads children's worship at New Life Christian Church in Centreville, Virginia.

don's songwriting styles include adult contemporary, bluegrass, blues, children's, country, folk, gospel, novelty, pop, and rock. His songs have been honored with song contest awards in five different genres and have received special recognition by the online songwriting contest site www.LyricsReview.com. Pat Pattison, Professor of Lyric Writing and Poetry at Berklee College of Music in Boston and author of three books on songwriting, has excerpts from an article written by don posted prominently on his web page. don is serving in his second term as President of the Songwriters' Association of Washington and remains active in WAMA, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Circle of Faith (Christian Songwriters' Association of Washington), Folk Club of Reston-Herndon, Focus, Hexagon, Mid-Atlantic Coalition of Folk Music Presenters, North American Folk Music & Dance Alliance, and ASCAP.

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Sandra Eden

WOW! My second order of this CD.
Only the best will do for my best friend on her birthday, from one former Ardmoreite to another former Ardmoreite. Ardmore will live forever in our hearts. Thank you for taking us back in time in such a beautiful way.
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Shirley Acosta

Excellent
Might be worth a trip to Ardmore
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Sandra Eden

Entire CD unique & enjoyable experience. Fly Polyphemus,wow!
Each song was uniquely different. Ordered from Butch Bridges T&T. I'm from Ardmore & wanted a song about it. Now I live in Thackerville, home of Brown's Springs. I loved both those songs, as well as all the others. My very favorite of all is Fly Polyphemus. Is OVERWHELMING! Loved booklet with CD. Customer service was OUTSTANDING! Thanks!
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Lisa Ann Wright

Keep'Em Coming!
An impressive, wide-range of styles for the whole family. Don is an all-over talented performer!
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Glenda Willmon

Great!
Enjoyed it very much... play it often.
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dhruva' (Harmony Grove Studios)

Classic Don Bridges heart with shining professional polish!
Don takes his straight-from-the-heart songwriting and performance style to a new level in this tastefully packaged, well-orchestrated collection of arrangements. Don's ability to write a clever melody that keeps appearing in your mind like a welcome friend is the horizon of Ardmore's musical landscape, and the amazing talent pool of accompanists adds all the rich scenic detail you could want.
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carol music

God's Hands Were On You With This One Don!
Touching and tender, moving and dancable, angst ridden and hauntingly beautiful- something for everyone on this baby- but most of all, honest music that brings pure enjoyment- just like the artist himself : ) Well done, definitely one of my favs- run out and get yourself a copy today!!! xo carol www.coastalpeople.com
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Jerry Royall

Songs are Wonderful! Artists are Harmonious and "Fit" together.
I listen to this CD daily. My favorite songs are An Ardmore Afternoon, Brown Springs at Night and Fly Polyphemus. I will buy any CD's out by these artists as the music is EXCELLENT!! More than 5 stars in my book.
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Walk The Bass!

STELLAR!
STELLAR! Beautiful music! Soul nurturing, wonderfully crafted songs! Thank you Don for this artistic beauty!
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C Springer

Well done and rich with meaning!
From the music and the vocals to the lyrics and their meaning, this recording is well done from start to finish. A MUST HEAR!
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