Early in the morning …. The Piano Guys: “Home”!!

~~November 1, 2014~~

The Piano Guys have pulled it off again with a beautiful but original cover.

The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music. Schmidt and Nelson’s music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Paul Anderson and formerly by Tel Stewart. Their first four major-label albums The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, A Family Christmas, and Wonders each reached number one on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts. The Piano Guys’ newest album Wonders was released on October 7, 2014.


Paul Anderson owned a piano shop in St. George, Utah. He met musician Jon Schmidt as the latter walked in to ask if he could practice there for an upcoming concert. Months later, Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart (then just for fun) started making videos together with Jon Schmidt. It was not too long after that they did their first collaboration with Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, and Al Van Der Beek as the studio and music technician. After the five of them started collaborating the group really started to take off, producing a music video each week and posting it to YouTube.

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We get asked all the time, ‘How do you like touring?’ We love it. We especially love meeting the people who have been listening, sharing, and supporting our music. We are so grateful for the opportunities we have, thanks to you. But as we travel along with our equipment, checked luggage, cellos, and carry-on bags we carry a feeling that never gets checked away. We miss our family. We miss home. When we first heard Phillip Phillips’ “Home” we couldn’t help but be emotionally drawn to it.

The Piano Guys — a pianist and a cellist — whose videos of their classical and pop mash-ups against the backdrop of places like the Utah desert, the Great Wall of China and, most recently, a set for the Bat-Cave have turned them into a YouTube viral sensation.



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Dove of Peace

~~Home (Piano/Cello Cover)~~

The Piano Guys 

~~Published on May 15, 2013~~

Story behind the music and the video

We started arranging this tune by slowing it way down … then speeding it way up … then splitting the difference until it laid into just the right tempo. Once we had the right feel it flowed. Jon’s piano licks especially shined in this arrangement — lending the energy we needed to portray the feeling of heading home after a long journey. The lyrical, placid cello melodies represent a fatigued serenity. The last chorus is the sound of what we feel when we see our families after a long tour — the familiar smells, the familiar smiles, and the incomparable feeling of belonging.

We want to thank Breck Dockstader, his family, and the Cliff Rose Lodge for helping us with the locations of this video. Breck hung out with us the entire time ensuring we had everything we needed – he helped move the piano, offered location options, and even let us stay in his family’s lodge. We’d like to dedicate this video to his father Dale Dockstader, whom we consider a very special “fan” and whom we all felt was enjoying the video shoot with us, but from the best vantage point of all.



Phillip Phillips

~~Published on Aug 2, 2012~

Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr. (born September 20, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter who won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012. His coronation song “Home“, released after his win, became the best selling of all coronation songs. His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon was released on November 19, 2012. His second album, Behind the Light, was released on May 19, 2014.


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We ALL are ONE!! 


Latin Music Series …. Leslie Grace!!

~~March 14, 2014~~

Leslie Grace Martínez (born January 7, 1995), better known as Leslie Grace, is a Dominican singer-songwriter.

~~Life and career~~

Leslie Grace was born on January 7, 1995 in The Bronx, a borough of New York City. She was raised in Davie, Florida and attended Western High School. Grace, born to Dominican parents, was entertaining her five older siblings and parents when she could barely speak, at the age of two. She speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Her family gave her the confidence to trust in her talent and pursue success doing what she loves: writing and performing songs. She launched her professional career with her single, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow“, a bilingual, bachata cover of the 1961 Shirelles hit, co-written by Carole King. Her version peaked at number one on both the Billboard Tropical Songs chart and BillboardLatin Airplay charts, becoming the youngest female artist to do so. 

Her self-titled second studio album, Leslie Grace (2013) reached number four on the Billboard Latin Albums chart, and number three on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart.

Leslie Grace
Leslie Grace at Premios Juventud 2013-09-21 11-54.jpeg

Leslie Grace at Premios Juventud
Background information
Birth name Leslie Grace Martínez
Born January 7, 1995 (age 19)
The BronxNew YorkUnited States
Genres Latin popbachata
Occupations Singersongwritermusician
Years active 2009–present
Labels CD Baby (2009)
Top Stop (2012-present)


Pasión (2009)
Leslie Grace (2013)

Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow” (2012)
“Day 1” (2013)
Be My Baby” (2013)

Dominican teen Leslie Grace hits the high notes with bilingual blend of bachata, 60s pop.

The native New Yorker will help bring in the Dominican Day Parade as she continues making her community proud by rising to the top in music.

Leslie Grace has combined her Dominican culture, upbringing and a fusion of classic American pop and Latin music to create a sound all her own.

Born Leslie Grace Martinez in the Bronx and raised in Yonkers, the 19-year-old singer now lives with her family in Florida and is enjoying the success that came last year with her first hit, a bilingual, bachata-infused cover of the 1960’s Shirelles song “Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow.

What words do you live by?

My dad always says, “There’s always space to improve your life in everything you do.” He says it every time I complain about something, so that’s what I’m doing.

~~Full Read/Credit/Article~~


Leslie Grace “Be My Baby” (Official Video)

Leslie Grace – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!


We ALL are ONE!!