I’m fortunate enough to work in an industry where new music is constantly introduced to me. As always, that’s how I found out about Teea Goans. Before the official video was released, I had seen live performance footage of Teea singing her new single ‘Letter from God’. Back then my first response was how powerful of a song it is and how it deserves to be up there with the other great songs of music history. When the video came out with the kick ass Sand Art(ist), the combination of musical and visual elements makes this single a guaranteed winner.
In my opinion, the message of this song could not have arrived at a better time. In a reality that has many of us vibrating on the lower frequencies merely trying to survive, the message behind the music and lyrics of ‘Letter from God’ remind of us two very important facts of life:
- no matter how bad it gets out here, everything is going to be O K.
- love conquers all.
Click play below and be inspired and motivated to conquer today, tomorrow, and the next. Never give up.
‘Letter from God’ Video
If Hank Williams and his mentor, Fred Rose, came back to life in top form, they could not have crafted a more soulful array of songs than singer Teea Goans presents here in her debut album, The Way I Remember It. Goans’ sweetly plaintive voice comes at you like a beam of light through utter darkness. She doesn’t simply sing country music, she delivers its very essence.
While Goans is clearly the star of the album, it is very much a communal triumph, beginning with producer Terry Choate and associate producer Joe Spivey. Choate was the Director of A&R for Capitol Records during the phenomenal rise of Garth Brooks and has lately distinguished himself as producer of Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers’ adventurous album “Pilgrimage,” as well as the Grammy-nominated and Emmy-winning “Jumpin’ Time” CD/DVD by the 11-member Western Swing ensemble, The Time Jumpers. Spivey, a multi-instrumentalist and long-time leader of John Anderson’s band, is now a stalwart in The Time Jumpers’ crew of Nashville superpickers.
All the musicians and singers backing Goans are standouts too. In addition to Spivey, who provides acoustic guitar, fiddle and mandolin, there are three other Time Jumpers in this magical mix: steel guitarist Paul Franklin and fiddlers Aubrey Haynie and Kenny Sears. Then there’s the legendary electric guitarist, Leon Rhodes, an alumnus of Ernest Tubb’s fabled Texas Troubadours, plus drummer John Gardner, pianist Dirk Johnson, pedal steel guitarist Mike Johnson, bassists Larry Paxton and Matt McKenzie, electric guitarist James Mitchell, harmony vocalists John Wesley Ryles and Cindy Richardson Walker and string arranger Kristin Wilkinson.