Tara and I were songwriting one day and I was upstairs ruminating on a phrase while she was downstairs writing some hit song, no doubt. I can’t remember the exact phrase running through my head, but it was something like, “Ours is my favorite love story”. All of a sudden I started hearing this melody and words rumble around in my heart, so I grabbed a notebook and started writing furiously. In about 20 minutes, I had this song completed! Tara came up to see how I was doing, and I sang it to her for the first time… I hadn’t even sung it by myself yet. I started singing and within 30 seconds, I was bawling like a baby because it’s a song about a really meaningful piece of our story together! She got out her cell phone and started the video rolling (she may even be persuaded to share that footage with you if you ask nicely, but no promises)… I sat there for 5 minutes and I could barely get through the song! I finally made it, but when I sing it to her live, chances are good that I will well up with tears… dang, I REALLY like and love that woman!
I remember that warm summer night
That you walked into my life
When I saw you, I thought my heart would burst
I couldn’t get you out of my mind!
About 6 months later, we took a mountain drive
And I wanted to talk with you all night!
I fell for you, baby
I’m still down for the count!
When you’re singin in the morning
When you hardly make a sound.
We’ve heard some great stories of love in the world,
But without a single doubt in my mind,
Ours is my favorite!
On a country road at midnight
We pulled off to the side
I was flippin’ the radio dial
Tryin’ to find our love song
I got down on my knees and asked you for your hand
You jumped up and down and said, “YES!!!!!!”
It was better than I planned!
Standing there, holding your hands
In front of family, friends, and God
I declared my like and love for you
And you said the same thing right back
We walked out of that building sharing the same name
Then in the car and on the plane and every day since then!
released July 1, 2016
On drums and percussion is the marvelous, Jon Powers: www.jonpowersdrumming.com
On bass guitar is “The Sultan”, Nathan Phillips
The Teddy Bear, Charles Ciepiel, is tickling the keys: www.goccdesign.com
Dave played guitar and sang.
Tara, the DELISH, sang some DELISH BGV’s… naturally!
On the pedal steel is the face-melting Randy Hess!
On the organ, the master-shredder, Jackie Baker!
The artwork was a collaborative effort between Tara Powers, Dave Powers, and Charles Ciepiel! We had fun pulling it all together! If you’d like to check out Charles Ciepiel’s design firm, here’s the link: www.goccdesign.com
The fabulous photography was done by the delightful Alicia Lewin! You can check out her website: www.alicialewinphotography.com
We recorded “Ours Is My Favorite” and “Ours Is My Favorite – [INSTRUMENTAL] with Mike Binder at MGB MUSIC in Boulder Colorado.
And, to all of our AMAZING family and friends that helped make our Kickstarter campaign a success, making this recording possible! Extra Special THANK YOU: Mona Rosene, Mike & Robin Kinney, Judd & Eldeen Pickett, Daniel & Christina Miles, Lydia Kurniawan, Dobsy & Alex Hogg, Emily Carlson, Lani & Don Dolifka, Tom & Sara Walsh, Steve & Joyce Schafer, Matt Young, Justin & Autumn Williams, Simon & Clare Jones, Jim & Kelly Roos, Wayne Pyle, Hannah & Jake Weidmann, Osana, Cheryl & Danny Jackson, Linda Sue Head, Rebecca Pettigrew! You all are INCREDIBLE!!!
Dave is also super thankful for his sponsors in no particular order:
- Grosh Guitars: groshguitars.com/artists/artist-list/
- Stringjoy: www.stringjoy.com
- DG Custom Cables: www.dgcustomcables.com
- 64 Audio: www.64audio.com
- Shubb Capos: www.shubb.com/m/artists/index.html
- Franklin Strap: franklinstrap.com
Also, a huge thank you to Zenith Window Cleaning in Denver, Colorado!
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