|Posted by Bill Leslie on November 24, 2015 at 9:15 AM|
I am thrilled to announce that "Across The Water" has been voted the top world radio album by international radio hosts. The Zone Music Reporter rankings for October just came out and we took the top spot in our debut month. There are so many people to thank! I would like to begin with Ed and Stacey Bonk of LAZZ Promotions who know how to get the music out to the right people and to build warm, genuine and lasting relationships. I am also deeply grateful to the many, many radio hosts worldwide who are playing the album now.
Special thanks also to co-producer John Plymale who mixed the album with the skill of an absolute master. Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York put the finishing touches on the album and gave it a gorgeous sheen. Joseph Akins crafted four brilliant piano arrangements for the album. Jennifer Curtis is an incredible violinist who displayed creative courage and remarkable stamina in the studio. Melanie Wilsden's oboe playing on this album is one of the sweetest sounds I have ever heard of any instrument. What a thrill it was to have flutist Brian Dunning, formerly of Nightnoise, to play on this album and do a great job. Nancy Green's mellow cello is a sound to behold. Bassist John Brown was absolutely perfect in his work. Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price and accordionist Brandon Bush added rich textures to the melodies.
And a huge thank you to my wife Cindy for her love, strong support, patient ears and solid feedback!