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!
P.S. This is the Instrumental version! :)
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!