The Little Things
Released January 11, 2023
#2 on New Age Music Chart
#3 on One World Music Radio Top 100 Singles Chart
#9 on New Age Notes Radio Top 10 Chart
The Song Gardeners
From left: Corrie Dunn & Mary Gospe
Photo credit: Mike Gospe
The Song Gardeners, founded in August 2019 by singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe, are at the forefront of the New Age Pop genre. Along with their producer, David Scheibner, they create well-crafted contemporary songs with positive, empowering messages and a chill, groove vibe.
The award-winning band performs regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. View upcoming shows.
The Song Gardeners are an inspirational new age band; they have literally changed the course of the genre over the last few years with their upbeat, almost pop mantra style, with many hit singles and a superb debut album, they are now trail blazers for this type of music.
– Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio
The Song Gardeners is a California-based musical group, which includes singer-songwriters Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe. They’ve been shaking things up nicely for a while now with their groundbreaking “New Age Pop,” which is full of uplifting, positive, empowering messages for today’s world.
Dyan Garris, New Age Notes & New Age CD
It is a duo from heaven here to grace our presence with the magic of change, their music.
– Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
Single: “April Sky” Released March 31, 2023
Debuts at #5 on the New Age Music Chart, March 2023; #3 in April 2023
Humans have been gazing at stars, planets, meteors and comets in awe and wonder since the beginning of time. We look to the night sky for enjoyment, navigation and astrological guidance.
“April Sky,” written by Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe, is a pop dance song that celebrates our celestial neighbors and the beauty of the Milky Way galaxy.
The song draws the listener in with an enticing ethereal atmosphere before dropping into a four-on-the-floor dance pop beat with delicious piano, tantalizing synth and driving bass line. “April Sky” shines with Mary Gospe’s joyful lead vocals; Corrie Dunn’s celestial harmonies; James Butler’s tasty synth, bass and percussion; and David Scheibner’s melodious guitar, drums and additional synths. Produced, mixed and mastered by David Scheibner.
Reviews of “April Sky”
“April Sky is a well-crafted, fun and upbeat song – another winner by this one-of-a-kind New Age Pop group! Mary Gospe’s lead vocal is brilliant as always. She makes the April night sky come to life. It is incredible pop craftsmanship and meticulous attention to lyrical details.” Read full review.
“April Sky is going to be one of those pieces that you just can’t help but adore, written and performed with love, energised with sublime class, and written with enlightened awareness. An anthem for stargazing sung beautifully by Mary Gospe; her partnership with Corrie Dunn is certainly bringing into being some of the most unique styled offerings of their day.” – Read full review.
“What is particularly alluring here is how Corrie and Mary blend their voices together effortlessly to create a rich, textured, and harmonious sound. Another timeless hit from The Song Gardeners – elevate your spirit anytime with the wonderful and upbeat, April Sky, which invites us to get up, dance joyfully, and celebrate life in all its magnificence.” Read full review.
Listening to ‘April Sky’, we get to celebrate our intimate relationship with the cosmos.” Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe have done an exceptional job in the lyrics. Gospe’s vocals and Dunn’s harmonies are at their best in this single; Butler’s enticing synth, percussion, and bass, and Scheibner’s tantalizing drums and guitar have all touched new watermarks tough to achieve.” Read full review.
Single: “The Little Things” Released January 11, 2023
Debuts at #2 on the New Age Music Chart, Jan. 2023; #8 in Feb. 2023
#3 on One World Music Radio Top 100 Singles Chart, Feb. 2023
#9 on New Age Notes Radio Top 10 Chart, Feb. 2023
The Song Gardeners continue to grace their music with positive messages in their newest release, “The Little Things”. In this day and age when we are focused on looking at the big picture, it is easy to forget that we are defined by the little things in life that make us happy.
Inspired by the art exhibit of friend and artist Corinne Landphere, Corrie Dunn wrote the lyrics and music while reflecting on the little things that bring joy to her life as she sings lead vocals…
“A song from the past, the moon in the night, holding a hand that feels just right…
The stars in the sky, the look in your eyes when you’re happy…”
The music is infused with gospel elements brought to life by Mary Gospe’s soulful harmonies, James Butler’s beautiful piano, bass, and drums; and David Scheibner’s melodious guitar and synths. David also produced and mixed the song which builds to a powerful a cappella section as Corrie and Mary sing:
“It’s the little things that put a smile on my face,
It’s the little things that make this world a better place.”
Reviews of “The Little Things”
"Present" single released 4.12.22
“Present,” which dropped on April 12, 2022, debuted at #1 on the One World Music Radio Singles chart and #2 on the New Age Music chart. Written by Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe, “Present” starts with a funky bass line setting up a dance groove that continues throughout this joyfully rhythmic song. The lyrics describe the importance of being present and in the moment when relating to one another. Listen now and view lyric video.
The Song Gardeners are honored to have our song, “Present,”win Best New Age Vocal Song by New Age Notes Radio Music Awards. It was also nominated for Best Vocal Single by One World Music Radio.
Debut Album: People Passing Through
People Passing Through was selected as Best New Age Music Album of 2021 by New Age Music Guide and won 3rd place for Best Vocal Album 2021 by One World Music Radio.
Debuts at #2 on NAMC and #4 on OWMR Top 100 Albums Chart
The Song Gardeners debut album, People Passing Through, was released on Oct. 1, 2021. It contains eight songs, including seven previously-released singles plus the new title track, “People Passing Through,” written by Corrie Dunn. The album was produced and mixed by David Scheibner and mastered by music industry icon, Bernie Grundman. Recording personnel include Corrie Dunn, Mary Gospe and David Scheibner. James Butler provided additional keyboard and synth bass and Chris Day performed bass on three tracks.
The album is available on all streaming platforms and as a physical CD.
The seed The Song Gardeners planted has grown into something profoundly inspiring and meaningful in less than two years. Even before the album was released, the band is known for having revitalized the New Age music pop genre for the 2020s – making today’s album debut a must, combining the best of pop and New Age music with a winning attitude.
-BT Fasmer, New Age Music Guide
People Passing Through is a ground breaking release. Each song on this album has a depth, intent and passion all of their own and each has been created by the artists directly from the heart to yours, bathed with unconditional love and a positive intent.
–Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio
Read the full review and listen to an interview with the band.
What sets The Song Gardeners apart from all the “other groups” is a unique ability to weave words into songs that give you hope for the future. The Song Gardeners get a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this fantastic musical journey.
– Rotcod Zzaj, Editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
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