From the recording From a Distance (WAVE FORMAT)
The Single Factory, in partnership with Bell Buckle Records, presents an anthem, "From a Distance" to commemorate Earth Day.The song is a powerfully written message of hope, love, faith, and peace by Grammy-winning songwriter Julie Gold. It features a dynamic trio of award-winning bluegrass artists Valerie Smith, with harmonies by Claire Lynch and Irene Kelley.
It is in honor of Earth Day and intended to elevate climate change awareness and encourage everyone to take action to preserve our planet for future generations. "Midnite Mike" Pokalsky produced and arranged this acoustic version with vocal arrangements by Claire Lynch.
"From a Distance" includes a star-studded line-up of bluegrass pros: Valerie Smith, Lead Vocal, Courtesy of Bell Buckle Records | Claire Lynch, Vocal Arrangement and Harmony Vocal|Irene Kelley, Harmony Vocals, Courtesy of Mountain Fever Records | Becky Buller, Fiddle, Courtesy of Dark Shadow Recordings | Frank Solivan, Mandolin, Courtesy of Compass Records | Mike Munford, Banjo, Courtesy of Compass Records | Acoustic Guitar, Jim Hurst | Ronald de La Vega, Upright Bass | With newcomer Mike Pokalsky Acoustic Guitar and Dobro
Tim Carter, a notable engineer, mixed and engineered the production at the Treehouse Studio located in Ridgetop, TN.
Julie Gold 1987 1987 (p)(c) Julie Gold Music/BMG Rights Management (BMI) and Wing and Wheel Music/Irving Music(BMI), Universal Music Group/Sony/ATV Music
Photography: Lisa Scimeca
CD Artwork: Valerie Smith
There is also a video available to this song on thevaleriesmith.com