Show the Love
Old, young and in between will enjoy sounds of the 1960s. Rock-n-Roll, Country, Folk, Psychedelic, to ballets, there is a little something for the whole family.
A Shout Out to Country Music
featuring 14 original songs
When I was a teen, I had a band with my brother, Joe. In college, I formed a band with Don Roeser that became Blue Öyster Cult. I left BOC in 1982. I went back to college and got my BA in music and MA in English Literacy. In 2016, President Barack Obama honored me at the White House as an outstanding educator. In 2008, I formed a band with Joe and Alice Cooper bass player Dennis Dunaway, called Blue Coupe.
Drum Roll Please
You’re going to want more cowbell.
When originally composing we were looking to use some cowbell, and who not better to bang on the bell than Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult. A sound like Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen” came to mind, but we rolled with the drums and rhythm bombs dropped.
The Lead Is Mine
Every coin has two sides.
Listen to “Ready Set Go” vs. “Stopped Red Handed” for both sides of the race. I sat wondering when does the reader/listener have the opportunity to jump into the heads of two characters in the midst of their conflict. I mean really hear their inner voices call the race.
Chain Links, We're Better Together
Listen to the album and individual songs on streaming music Pandora.
Several years ago I performed on the Grand Ole Opry with Charlie Louvin from the Louvin Brothers. I came to love the Louvin sound. When I wrote Dear Mr. Varney, I decided to recreate that old fashion sound that Charlie and Ira produced that was so simple and yet so effective.
When Johnny Cash started out with The Tennessee Two, which was Luther Perkins on the electric guitar and Marshall Grant. They went to Sun Records to record and almost half apologized for their simple bare bones sound but Sam Phillips knew that their sound was special.
A shout out to the Delta Blues. Recorded for the soon to be released eBook set to songs, "The Garden Raid" by John W. Nassivera. The song tells the story of a group of friends playing a game of cat and mouse with a ghostly old man and his demon dog.
Sam Reed & John W. Nassivera
In the studio recording
Giving is a true confession
A gift of our hearts’ expression
Of love in our possession
Breaking the chain of oppression
Featuring Bob & Dakota Bates, John W. Nassivera
In the studio recording
There are days when I choose the wider path
But the road seems to narrow to the left
So, I go back to the place where I should start
'Cause I Am Living With An Open Heart