Revelation by Ann Hampton Callaway
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The latest in a string of singles, Ann Hampton Callaway, released “Revelation” (May 14th), a song she composed to a Robert Frost poem which she kept in her jeans pocket when she was a teenager. Callaway wrote the melody after seeing her father’s one-man show, “John Callaway Tonight” at Chicago's Pegasus Player's Theater in 2001. She was stunned to learn that he had contemplated suicide when she would have been four years old and credited an unnamed poet for saving his life. Unable to sleep, she remembered Frost’s poem which had brought her solace at a difficult time in high school, and out the music came. Three years later, she recorded the song for her CD “Slow” with Carole King in the studio. But she was unable to release the song because the Robert Frost estate refused to allow any music to be published to Frost’s work. Since the poem has since become public domain, Ann decided the time was right to share the song with the world. “These words speak deeply to my heart- Frost asks for us to let go of the walls we build around ourselves and risk vulnerability. It’s about how a loving life rests on our willingness to tell our true story and be our true self.” -Ann Hampton Callaway This single, produced by all-star team Trey Henry and Paul Viapiano of “The Chemistry Set”, is the third song to come out in what will become a CD of all Callaway original songs to be released later this year. “I’ve recorded original songs on many of my CDs and had my songs recorded by greats like Barbra Streisand, but to do a CD of all my songs is something I have wanted to do since the moment I began my career.”
June 22, 2021
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