PapaLee debut album – SOULvival completed

My debut album is done!

SOULvival is mixed and about to be mastered. The process of producing and releasing an album of original music has been one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. And it’s happening as Maria and I are expecting our first child. How amazing is that?!  I am realizing that in every way this musical journey is always just beginning, even though I’ve been making music most of my life.

I tried to make SOULvival a well-balanced blend of my voice and guitar playing set against songs that tell the truth and playfully provide some joy and inspiration. Musical styles on the album flow seamlessly from the lively, horn-driven “Thank You (forbreakinmyheart)” to a swagger-inducing rock-funk heater “Gone”. Other highlights are the samba-styled quiet storm simply called “Beautiful” and the old-school, gangsta-blues, baby-maker “Lovin Man.”

The music has been compared most often to Bill Withers (which is a beautiful thing) and while I think SOULvival is unique, I felt personally influenced by artists such as Frankie Beverly, Macy Gray, Jonathan Butler and Sam Sparro while working on the album.

SOULvival is ONLY possible because of the following musicians and artists:
Stephen “Stevo” Théard, Thomas Kelly, Mark Meadows, Derek Frank, Ernie Halter, Reggie Boyd Jr., Yarone Levy, Daryl Darden, Bijon Watson, Louis Van Taylor, Tom Evans, Steve Lang, Luenell, Maria Lee, Mr. Goodbar, and Digital. You ALL killed it!


If you pre-order the album, I will include the DEMOS of my 5 favorite songs on the album, and autograph your copy of the record. That’s 5 extra songs for pre-ordering!

SOULvival – AVAILABLE 06.01.2010