La La La, That's When the Strings Come In

by Phil Ajjarapu

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    So, this recording is from maybe the most special night of my life as a musician. My friend and guitarist on my album, Brent... well like me he was a music teacher. Then he got smart and escaped and got degrees and became a legit conductor and arranger. He's one of those guys who operates in the classical and pop worlds simultaneously and gets mad respect. He did the string arrangements on my album too, although this project is particularly large. He arranged 3 sometimes four tracks for i think 6 or seven artists that night, and rehearsed the choir and orchestra. I got to kick off the night, and I felt like Cinderella at the ball.
    You can find video of other artists from that night on youtube, and I highly recommend you check it out. However, there isn't any video of these performances that I'm aware of. The bass amp had gotten tweaked after dress rehearsal was over, and no one knew and the settings hadn't gotten dialed back in before I kicked off the night. Unfortunately, I think that's why Panoramic voices didn't use video or audio of this ever.
    Grab it while you can because if Brent says take it down, i'm taking it down!
    Sorry Brent, insomnia, plus turning 40, plus job angst and stress of finding employment and i'm like... what's it all mean? Am I even an artist?
    Not according to the IRS who I apparently owe money to.
    I guess giving these tracks away doesn't help that argument. I just don't feel like I should profit on these recordings because the magic was really one hundred percent Brent Baldwin.
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from Indie Orchestra Night 2016 in Austin, TX
Featuring Panoramic Voices many professional orchestral players from Austin.


released May 5, 2017

Brent Baldwin - arrangement and conducting
Ehren Lorfing - drums
Morris Ramos - Guitar
Ken Stringfellow - Bass on I Fail Myself
Phil Ajjarapu - lead vox and bass

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Phil Ajjarapu is an Austin, TX based songwriter. He's played bass and pedal steel for many bands over the years, and was finally prompted to make his solo album after a near fatal accident in March of 2012

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