music

“To heal the unrest and lack of understanding now in evidence in our land,
we must bring into our national consciousness a peaceful presence that will
dispel confusion as light dispels darkness – and that peaceful presence can
largely be music.”

BACK TO THE GARDEN

Folk/Rock/Americana

Laughing Sun Records

Spring, 2010

A blend of island-inflected folk and folk-rock celebrating nature, gardening and reconnecting to the land. Featuring fresh arrangements of songs by Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, and Dolly Parton, Ginger Sands combines familiar classics with newer material by talented local songwriters. This “harvest of sweet and savory songs handpicked in Nashville, Tennessee” is inspired by the work of those individuals and groups promoting and educating the broader community about local and sustainable food issues. Intended for “Gardeners and other Earthlings” this cd is rated “E” for everyone.

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Video of “Earth Girl” by Rachel Newman


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BEST WISHES FROM NASHVILLE

Folk/Rock Americana

Laughing Sun Records

2009

Love songs, stories and complaints collected from Ginger’s tenure in Music City, U.S.A.

PRESS/REVIEWS:

Shades of Dwight Yoakum and Buck Owens – Ginger Sands, an alternative country singer-songwriter, honed her craft in California before moving to Nashville in 1995. OK, so Dwight and Buck hung around Bakersfield, while Sands fronted folk-rock bands in the Bay Area. But listen to sunch Sands songs as “Welcome to Lonesome” and Slow Thunder, Sweet Rain and you realize the Bay Area can be good for an alt. country performer’s soul.

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THE GIFT OF MAKE-BELIEVE

Family/Children

Laughing Sun Records

1999

A multi-awarding collection of songs “for the young and young at heart.” Featuring classic songs such as “The Unicorn” and the “Lollipop Tree,” as well as classic children’s lyrical poetry set to music, this recording has been enthusiastically by children, parents and educators. The Gift of Make-Believe received a Parent’s Choice Recommended Award, a NAPPA (Nat’l Association of Parenting Publications) Gold Award and was nominated as “Best Children’s Recording” by the Nashville Music Awards.

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PRESS/REVIEWS:

The much-anticipated release of Nashville-area children’s artist Ginger Sands’ first recording for the “young and young at heart” is as delightful as they come. Sands’ alto vocals resonate throughout the project, introducing children to the world of poetry in a magically musical way. Nine classic poems include Shel Silverstein’s “The Unicorn” and Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Land of Counterpane,” as well as the gingham dog and the calico cat’s entanglements in Eugene Field’s “The Duel.” The enchanting booklet is colorfully and mystically illustrated bringing the words to vibrant life through classic illustrations from the ‘40s and ‘50s including those of Garth Williams. An added bonus is the inclusion of instrumental tracks for each cut, including “Over the Rainbow,” allowing kids to sing along on their own. Available at www.songs.com/make-believe or call (615) 463-2776.

Chad Young, NASHVILLE PARENT

Unlike some CD’s that masquerade as childrens’ music, Sands’ offerings are gentle, playful tunes that celebrate the magical world of make-believe. Nine poems include Robert Lewis Stevenson’s “The Land of Counterpane,” Shel Silverstein’s “The Unicorn,” and Eugene Field’s “The Duel” between the gingham dog and the calico cat. An accompanying songbook draws its inspiration from illustrations from the 1940’s and 50’s. A neat way to introduce children to poetry.

Jane Schneider MEMPHIS PARENT

Veteran singer/songwriter Ginger Sands lovingly puts classic 19th and 20th century literature and poetry selections to lush original melodies. Selections such as “Wynken, Bynken & Nod,” “The Unicorn” and “The Land of Counterpane” take on a whimsical, wonderful feel.

Jim Chase, L.A. PARENT

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THE SANDSTONES –  Before the Fences

Rock/folk-rock

Laughing Sun Records

1993

PRESS/REVIEWS:

Every once in awhile, one slips a CD from an unfamiliar band into the tray, sits back and then jerks forward with amazement. For me, that giddy delight was induced by The Sandstones’ Before the Fences…the whole package is uncommonly ear catching…

SF WEEKLY, San Francisco

Before the Fences is a testament to Ginger Sands’ songwriting skills…The songs are strong with imagery reflecting her talents as a storyteller…

NEW TIMES, San Luis Obispo

Ginger’s rich, strong voice easily puts her in the same category of the best female vocalists in the business…Her powerful songwriting ability will ultimately be the criterium upon which she and the band will be judged.

SUMMIT DAILY NEWS, Breckenridge, CO

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