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Farewell to a Rose

by J.C. Spires

Mesmerizing songwriting and vocals. This former John Lee Hooker sideman has moved far beyond his blues beginnings. Featuring immense acoustic guitars, lush orchestral flourishes, and disarming intimacy. Haunting, beautiful neo Americana.
Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
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1. Beautiful Mistake
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2. Yeah, You're Gone
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3. Amethyst, Emerald, And Ebony
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4. Just to Be Alone with You
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5. Lighthouse
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6. High Priestess (In Reverse)
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7. Deserted Highway
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8. Farewell to a Rose
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The meticulously crafted “Farewell To A Rose” as conceived by Spires was recorded with the assists via friend Steve Welch, (pianist and former music director for Barry Manilow), Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia) playing drums, Justo Almario (Mongo Santamaria) on his ethereal flute; Ingrid Chun (L.A. Phil) cradling violin; Peggy Baldwin (ELO) heavenly on cello, Domenic Genova (The Simpsons) on bass and Angela Carole Brown (the Slow Club) supporting on backing vocals. 
Witness those first guitar riffs of “Beautiful Mistake” and follow JC through to the subtle majesty of “Farewell To A Rose” knowing this CD and its debut support performance will bear witness to your life, the lives you’ve loved and lost and the captured essence of a musical journey via J. C. Spires. 
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“Directional signpost references to artists such as Leonard Cohen, Paul Rogers and Peter Green would be coincidentally accurate but inspirationally short sighted. J. C. Spires is that uniquely zoned troubadour harboring a lifetime of emotion and musical talent in an inimitable brand of heartfelt individualism. It’s in the voice. It’s in the guitar. And, most intimately, it is in the songs. There’s prose. There’s poetry. And then there is prayer. Spires kneels to all of those altars. Hearing him is an experience of reverence and awe. Aspire.”

-- James J. Spina, Former music editor of Hit Parader Magazine

There's something in this world that differentiates one person from the crowd or makes someone stand out from all the rest that I call the magic. J.C.Spires has the Magic." Dorothea Bradley, Pasadena Media/KPAS

"The sound is unique, and the arrangements are very original. I like it!" Jack Sheldon West coast jazz trumpeter and singer.




Production Credits

Recorded at Tritone Studios, Glendale, CA
Additional recording at Deep Sound, Glendale CA
Recording engineers:
Talley Sherwood, Matthew Quave and J.C. Spires
Mixed by Matthew Quave and Talley Sherwood
Mastered by Talley Sherwood at Tritone
Tech support by: Quave Tech
Guitar set up by Carruthersguitar.com
Photography by Andrew D. Bernstein
Executive Producer: Scott Anderson
Produced by: J.C. Spires

Song Track Credits

Beautiful Mistake
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals
Steve Welch: Piano, string arrangement, strings
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Upright bass
Ingrid Chun: Violin
Peggy Baldwin: Cello

Lighthouse
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals
Steve Welch: Piano, strings, accordion, string arrangement
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Upright bass
Justo Almario: Flute
Peggy Baldwin: Cello

Yeah, You’re Gone
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals,
Steve Welch: Piano, organ, strings
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Electric bass
Ingrid Chun: Violin
Peggy Baldwin: Cello
Angela Carole Brown: Background vocals

Deserted Highway
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals
Steve Welch: Piano, B-3 organ, strings,
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Upright bass
Angela Carole Brown: Background vocals

Just To Be Alone With You
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals
Steve Welch: Piano, strings, string arrangement
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Upright bass
Ingrid Chun: Violins
Peggy Baldwin: Cello
Justo Almario: Flute
Angela Carole Brown: Background vocals

High Priestess
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals
Steve Welch: Piano, B-3 organ, synthesizers,
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Upright bass
Justo Almario: Flute
Angela Carole Brown: Background vocals

Farewell To A Rose
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals
Steve Welch: Piano, strings
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Upright bass
Ingrid Chun: Violin
Peggy Baldwin: Cello
Justo Almario: Flute
Angela Carole Brown: Background vocals

Amethyst, Emerald, and Ebony
J.C. Spires: Guitars & vocals
Steve Welch: Piano, synthesizers, strings
Burleigh Drummond: Drums
Domenic Genova: Upright bass




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