Ladies and gentlemen it is my great joy to present to you "Rise Up". The completion of this body of work took more patience and fortitude than I knew I had in me. It also took the support of loved ones, the professionalism of the musicians, and the hard work, and expertise of John Fachet at Sweet Creek Studio. These songs have taken me on a journey both spiritually and emotionally and my hope is that they do the same for you. This is just the beginning. Listen and enjoy! Much Love, John Beacher
Recorded and produced by John Fachet at Sweet Creek Studios Ottsville PA.
Musicians John Beacher: Lead and rhythm guitar, lead vocals, harmonies Neal Carson: Keyboards Mike Ruhl: Bass guitar Rob Kominsky: Drums Michael Ronstadt: Cello Daniel Johnson: Tablas (Friday Night) John Stein: Harmonica (Rise Up) Brad Staudle: Backing Vocals (Darkness of The Day) Dana Alexandra: Backing Vocals (Angel, Little Townie, Darkness of the Day, You Are The One, The Anxious Voice) Laura Promiscuo: Backing Vocals (Saturn Returns, Rise Up) Danielle “DJoy” Joyner: Backing Vocals (Friday Night) Lauralee Lightwood-Mater: Backing Vocals (Never Give Up on You) Carol Brooks: backing vocals (Her Sweet Voice) LisaBeth Weber: Backing Vocals (Rise Up, Her Sweet Voice)
12 live takes from the Cutting Room Studio in Manhattan, NY from 2011
HELP STOP ELEPHANT EXTINCTION BY SUPPORTING THE BAN OF IVORY!! This song was written for the Elephants DC organization to bring awareness and perspective to their fight to ban ALL ivory sales in the US. It touches on the complexities of the the ivory problem from the unique intelligence and emotional awareness of the elephants themselves, to the socioeconomic issues surrounding the ivory trade. 100% of all proceeds to this song will go towards the Elephant's DC movement as well as their affiliates. There needs to be an all hands on deck approach if we are going to stop these incredible animals from being extinct. Currently we are loosing 1 elephant every 15mins. For more info on how to get involved got to http://www.elephantsdc.org/.