Danny Wright Releases 35th Album -- Soul 2 Soul -- and Launches a Music Foundation

Wright’s all-original music for contemporary solo piano interprets healing stories in the purest of ways. The accomplished and beloved pianist’s new Danny Wright Foundation of Music will provide music to critically ill children and seniors, while also supporting musical education in Nevada’s schools.

Online PR News – 28-September-2011 – – Danny Wright’s impressive thirty-fifth recording Soul 2 Soul (released on White Lyte Music, September 27, 2011), sets the bar high for creative and all-original music for contemporary solo piano. Wright’s unmistakable talent stems from musical training at a young age from some of the best piano instructors in the world. This world-class background and seemingly innate ability to create moving, magical, and unprecedented aural pieces of art, represents a pinnacle achievement rarely observed in piano music today. A native Texan, Wright’s command of musical textures and tones on the wholly instrumental Soul 2 Soul transcends time, place, and genre categorization, however, three of his previous albums placed in Billboard's Top 10 New Age Album charts for three consecutive years.

"This is one of my most heartfelt albums," Wright said, "The songs just poured from my soul, inspired by the beautiful people I've met through my music."

On Soul 2 Soul, nearly twenty-five years of music-making has culminated in classic, inspirational and memorable melodies that flow effortlessly through the air. As producer of Soul 2 Soul, Wright --along with co-producer Cheri White -- received recording and engineering services from Hyman Stansky at Harbor House Studios in Keller, Texas. A year in the making, Soul 2 Soul is Wright’s first all-original album in twelve years. His previous release, Walking in Faith (distributed by Inner Knot), was a collection of faith-based songs for solo piano recorded in memory of his parents, contributing to his total album sales of over six million copies worldwide.

This is one of my most heartfelt albums...the songs just poured from my soul, inspired by the beautiful people I've met through my music.

The inspiration for Soul 2 Soul is vast, drawing from various fans and listeners’ stories—whether joyous or painful—and from a range of different Internet sources, concert meetings, and personal friendships. In response to their emotional stories, Wright created compositions to honor their memory or to celebrate their life, either overcoming physical obstacles or comforting those in times of need. Keep in mind, Wright creates these musical landscapes with nothing more than a Steinway piano. All vocals and additional instrumentation are set aside to allow the piano’s ‘voice’ to tell the stories.

The sweet melody of “Adriannes Heart,” most certainly evokes Valentine’s Day imagery with love, faith, and hope for better days to come. The galaxy-titled “To the Moon and Stars and Back” is not necessarily space music, except for the fact Wright’s playing resonates beyond borders, cultures, and…planets. This track solidifies Wright’s international (and extraterrestrial) appeal. “Friends are Friends Forever” is a celebration of friendship with a sweeping melody that carries the listener off into a world of delight. “Sweet Jewels” is a tantalizing track with a softly-played melody, but Wright knows how to tickle the high keys in such a manner as to evoke the sparkling characteristics of gemstones tumbling out of a bag. The tragic result of a son’s motorcycle accident and his eventual awakening from a coma is the miraculous subject of “Have Faith.” “Where There’s A Will There’s A Way” is titled after the name of an inspiring baby (Will) born prematurely with developmental disabilities and autism effects. “At Peace” is a tribute to producer and album cover artist, Cheri White, whose husband passed away in his sleep. The events, while somewhat somber, are brightened by Danny’s uplifting musical spirit throughout the album. Other tracks include “Tara’s Theme,” “I Found You,” “Carole’s Odyssey,” and “White Lyte,” all expertly ordered and arranged to offer the type of healing and loving experience that has endeared Wright to his fans worldwide.

White’s contribution to the cover album artwork illustrates the therapeutic side of painting with a flowing stream in the middle of higher, autumn-colored bluffs and hillsides. In a way, the music flows beautifully in the middle of the natural environment, as well as between individuals. The water serves as a creative flow of musical ingenuity that showcases Wright’s way of giving back to the people that inspired the new work.

As a Steinway and PianoDisc artist, Wright celebrates the sounds of piano, while steering close to fellow contemporaries Dave Grusin, David Foster, Billy Joel, Tom Barabas and the beloved Barbra Streisand. Streisand’s passion for music and Danny’s emotive piano compositions have inspired fans to draw parallels between their music. Recently, Wright was delighted when one of his fans told him “You play the piano like Barbra Streisand sings.”

In addition to recording Soul 2 Soul over the past year or so, Wright also became the co-founder of the new Danny Wright Foundation of Music, which produced a star-studded benefit event at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on Sept. 18, 2011. The foundation’s mission statement is “Healing the Planet one Heart at a time. The foundation is dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of children, seniors, and adults with the understanding and appreciation in the Healing Power of Music. Helping people the Wright Way.” Essentially, the foundation will provide instruments and instructors to sick children in hospitals throughout Nevada and by supporting music programs in schools. Moreover, ten-percent of all proceeds from Soul 2 Soul will be donated to the Danny Wright Foundation of Music when purchased at the foundation’s website.

Soul 2 Soul is available for purchase via iTunes and Amazon, and at fine music stores everywhere via distribution by Inner Knot and E1 Entertainment. White Lyte Music is also reissuing four of Wright’s best-selling albums including An Intimate Christmas, Real Romance, Keys From My Heart, and Walking in Faith; all albums will be available both digitally and at brick-and-mortar retail stores.

Links:
Official Artist Website: www.dannywright.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/Danny-Wright/e/B000AP9O84/ref=ntt_mus_dp_pel
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Danny-Wright/12489405308?sk=wall&filter=1
Danny Wright Foundation of Music: www.dw-foundation.org
VNR: www.dannywright.com/dw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=125&Itemid=174

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