04) Piano Man - Colton Brown
AMERICANA YOUTH OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA
Share America Foundation, Inc.
Release: May 16, 2019
Piano Man – Colton Brown(2:45) Instrumental
Songwriter: Billy Joel
Publisher and PRO: Joelsongs/ASCAP
Colton Brown: Piano, Drums and Harmonica
Warren Carnes: Acoustic Guitar
Isaac Moore:Acoustic Bass
Colton Brown, 16, plays piano, harmonica and drums on this Billy Joel song. He is from Chickamauga, Ga. and is a 10th grader at Oakwood Christian Academy. He began performing at the age of six. He has performed with District Honor Band for three consecutive years,UGA's Midfest for two years, and JanFest for one year where he was chosen for the Honor Band. He won first place in Georgia Association Christian School Fine Arts competition and third place at the national level in the American Association Christian Schools.
"I chose Piano Man because I appreciate the challenge of playing the harmonica and piano at the same time. I love Billy Joel’s style of playing. I was blessed to be part of this incredible opportunity for Share America. Colton Brown
Producer: Randall Franks
Associate Producer: Ryan Stinson
Studio and Mastering Engineers: Tim L. Witt, Witt Studios, Rocky Face, Ga., and Bradley Powell, Ringgold, Ga.
The Share America Foundation, Inc., a 501-C-3 of Georgia, which fosters the arts and preserves the history of Appalachia while presenting the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship annually to youth who continue traditional music styles of Appalachia. The organization hosts special events and creates projects that perpetuate the Appalachian experience.
It operates with a five-member volunteer board, and a task force of volunteers. The organization has assisted 28 college scholars thus far and numerous other youth in aspiring towards their musical goals through entertainer mentors, live performances, and creating opportunities for learning and success.
The music featured on this project is distributed to
radio stations thanks to a Round Up Grant from the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Ringgold and the Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment.
Monies raised from the CD benefit the Share America Foundation, Inc. and its Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship. The project is distributed by Crimson Records.
Learn more or donate at www.ShareAmericaFoundation.org.