Monday, April 2, 2012

William Joseph CD Give-away

Last Wednesday night I was privileged to be invited to a small private house concert with William Joseph - the piano playing composer recently discovered by David Foster. I decided to take Neal with me. Neal is taking a little "break" from piano lessons and I hoped that he might be inspired. How ironic that Neal's piano teacher won tickets to the concert. She is a huge fan of William Joseph.

William Joseph was definitely inspiring. Personable, funny and definitely cool, William Joseph shattered Neal's perception that playing the piano isn't "cool".


Besides being cool and extremely good looking, William Joseph creates amazing music. I was in awe of the incredible talent in the house. Together with Aaron Ashton, on the violin, William Joseph moved me to tears, rocked the house, and inspired patriotism and devotion with his music. Watch video clips from some of William Joseph's performances here, here and here.


I must also give a shout-out to the hosts for the evening. The Dyers were gracious and thoughtful as they offered their beautiful home for the concert. And not only that, we got to hear a performance from their very talented daughters - Tian and Mady, part of the amazing country band Dyer Highway (brother Tel is in the MTC preparing to serve an LDS mission. He was part of the Missionary Choir that sang during the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference this past weekend). Dyer Highway is a young and upcoming country band. I got to hear them for the first time last summer when they opened for The Nashville Tribute Band. These siblings are awesome! Watch their video here.


Anyway, I also have the privilege to give away two copies of William Joseph's newest CD - Be Still. Be Still is a collection of arrangements of sacred hymns. Inspiring and spiritual, Be Still invokes a calmness and peace that is so appreciated in the chaos of our days.

To enter to win one CD of Be Still by William Joseph :

1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Share this give-away with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter for extra chances to win. Leave additional comments on this post.
3. Be a follower of Utah Mom's Life Blog.

The give-away will be open to entries until Friday, April 6th at 11:59 pm MST. The two winners will be chosen randomly from the comments and announced on the morning of Saturday, April 7th.

54 comments:

Sarah Ward said...

What a wonderful giveaway, I would love to win! Right now I am my ward's pianist and have been looking for inspiration for hymns everywhere I can get it. Fingers crossed!

Sarah
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Brimhalls said...

We would love one too! I am also trying to convince my boys that piano lessons are "Cool".

Brimhalls said...

So, this is kind of random, but doesn't he look kind of like David Archuleta?

Rheanna said...

This would be fantastic---LOVE piano music, nothing in this world is better!

Rheanna said...

Oh yeah, and I'm a follower!

Nicole said...

Ah, not living in Utah is definitely a bummer sometimes! wish we could have been there!

Nicole said...

I am a follower - and thanks for the music recommendation!

Julie said...

So glad to have the "heads up" about William Joseph!

Julie said...

I'm a follower of Utah Mom's Life.

Kerri said...

I AMA follower!!

Kerri said...

I AMA follower!!

Kerri said...

Oh please oh please I really love this music!!

Donna Stocking said...

What a wonderful CD to have playing in the background to help boost the spirit in the home. Just a heads up.......thanks for drawing my name :)

Donna Stocking said...

I am a follower of Utah Mom's Life Blog.

Michelle said...

I do much admire you for the mother you are!! Your so talented!! I hope I win this CD and it helps me be more inspired!! I am a follower of your blog!!

Kerri said...

posted on fb!

Katie Stoddart said...

I would LOVE to win this!

Katie Stoddart said...

I am a follower

Yvonne said...

my fingers are crossed! oh please choose me! :)

nette said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)

nette said...

I shared with my friends on Facebook!

nette said...

I also follow your blog!

Jaime kirkland said...

I love william joseph! I really really want to win!

Jaime Kirkland said...

I posted on facebook!

Jaime Kirkland said...

AND....I'm following your blog! So excited to win!

Catey said...

I would love to win!

Catey said...

I am a follower

Erin said...

When I was in high school my tennis partner and I listened to one of his songs before every match. It helped us calm down, and we always did better in our matches. Such an inspiration!

Vani said...

I listen to William Joseph's music almost everyday. One of the greatest musicians I've every met...a beautiful blog...Love and best wishes...

Vani said...

Okay the reason I've decided to follow this blog is to check out what books you read :-) I love reading and my latest read - My Man Jeeves by P G Wodehouse (a really great British humorist)

Vani said...

William Joseph, one of the greatest musicians I've ever met :-) spelling error...

Marla said...

Would love to win. I love piano music. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Marla said...

I am a follower. Thanks!

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Nancy said...

This sounds like a great CD.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

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ani hearts japan said...

I would love to win this. I am a pianist and just LOVE listening to the piano on CD. Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance!

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Renee said...

I would love to win some beautiful music!
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Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Melissa said...

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Jennifer said...

Fantastic music from such a talented individual!

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Jennifer said...

Following you through GFC! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

jadavis said...

Thank for the chance
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Mercedes said...

Both my husband and I play the piano. Nothing touches my heart quite like beautiful piano music! :D

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I follow you via GFC as Mercedes! :D

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Jen Crum said...

This sounds fantastic, I think we'd enjoy it as a family.
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Kristie said...

Would be a great listen to. Sounds right up my alley. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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