Pass It on
How could you not be at least mildly curious about someone who has written for diverse acts such as Rod Stewart, Snoop Dog, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bobby Womack and Hawaiian legends Kalapana; and who's taken insights from his world travels and crafted them into intimate musical portraits. About the PASS IT ON recording: 'Pass it On' is a rich and sophisticated musical patina paints the sound with acoustic guitars, choral harmonies, and synthesizers providing the frame for Payne's husky heartfelt vocals. In the world of Harold Payne the songs are most important elements, ('the song is king' he states simply), and the ten selections on 'Pass It On' are so genuine and natural they sound as if they may have written themselves. The chance encounter, the moment that might have been, the distance between lovers, physical and emotional, and the solitary view where the city lights recede from the window of an airplane and blend into the stars over a dark ocean are all here!' Review by Dan Kimpel About the Artist: HAROLD PAYNE is an accomplished singer-songwriter who uses his songs, his voice, and a guitar to travel a global road passing on his positive view of the world. He has had over 100 recordings by artists ranging from Patti Labelle to Rod Stewart to long time collaborator, Bobby Womack. (Literally from Peter, Paul & Mary to Snoop Dogg). Payne's most unique talent is displayed in all his live performances where he connects with the audience by improvising songs 'on the spot' from their song titles. Internationally, 'Music Speaks Louder Than Words,' his most frequently recorded work, served as the theme for the Soviet-American Songwriter Summit. Payne participated in several other international musical events in Bali, Cuba, Hawaii and India. He has showcased NACA, WAA, Arts Northwest, Folk Alliance and has opened for acts such as Van Morrison, Collin Raye and Kenny Loggins. He is member of the CAC Touring Roster both solo and with his group Gravity.
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