The following talented musicians and artists made the recording and creation of the 2-CD set of music for "The Bus Stop Atheist" possible:
has graced the stage of Carnegie Hall, the Conan O'Brien show and many international tours. She played fiddle on "I Say Jesus", a sassy modern country piece. What a talent lies within her soul and fingers. For more info: www.joyscream.com/joycebio.html
(no relation to Joyce) is a 14 year old who sings “Visitation” in the role of the young Mary, just after being visited by the angel Gabriel; it was important to find an age-appropriate singer for this role and she really nails it.
sings the part of the middle-aged Mary who suffers through the Passion, seeing her Son taken back by God. If you are a parent, try to imagine your son being crucified. Karna “owns” this part. She sings “Mary’s Lament”.
sings the part of one of the two old-men-in-the-park chess players -- a funny scene inspired by our Muppet friends. He has a smooth voice that fits the part nicely behind a Klesmer piece called "I Know What I Know". This is a duet with Wolf Richards. Walt, like several others on this project, is an accomplished composer himself.
is the composer. He played all of the guitar and bass parts on the project, as well as a few keyboard parts. He also scored and sequenced the orchestral parts and wrote the script. No, he doesn’t dance. Visit his studio, where all the recording was done, at: www.BakedBeansRecording.com
is the primary keyboard player and the wife of the composer. While her playing speaks for itself, her behind the scenes help has been more than words can describe--she personifies encouragement. Kim has a Bachelor of Art in piano and teaches 40-45 private students weekly at www.kimspianostudio.com
is a Pentecostal preacher from Louisiana who has been transplanted to Jonesport, Maine. He has the classic Southern Gospel voice you always wished to have in your group. He sings the lead in "He Is Alive", wherein our "Pilgrim" gets confronted by his predjudices.
can play rudiments in his sleep, so he was called upon to play drums on “When Jesus Come Again” and totally killed it!
“resurrected” his jazz drumming talents specifically to play on the project, tapping into the skills that made him both a top jazz and rock drummer in decades past.
plays a couple of different parts, both of which required a strong rock voice which he can certainly pull off with no question. He could easily have sung the lead role, too.
is a classical singer who sings several roles. His voice has been described as angelic – how appropriate.
sings the role of another stranger who has the very difficult task of trying to awaken pilgrim from his delusion of being invisible to God. There is no doubt that hearts and souls do open when Lisa Gallant Seal sings. Often compared with edgy female rockers such as Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Knapp, and Rita Springer. For more info visit: www.LisaGallantSeal.com
played hand percussion true to his Native American roots.
is a rootsy singer/songwriter who sings the role of the street musician in the story. A more authentic voice you will not find for this role. He adds quite a surprise to the project. He sings “Bring Back Adam” and “Ten Comandments”. Visit him at www.Squintwood.com
WORK IN PROGRESS - More to be added . . .