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 Schiebner. James Butler provided additional keyboard and synth bass and Chris Day performed bass on three tracks.
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 by The Song Gardeners is a ground breaking release, and one that the ever serious collectors of sublime songs should have in their collections at all costs, and filed under music that makes you think and reflect.
–Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio
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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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 – creating well-crafted contemporary songs with positive, empowering messages and a chill, groove vibe.
Their first two singles, “Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” and “Love Flows,” were released on June 18, 2020. “Love Flows” reached #2 on the New Age Music Chart for June 2020, was a finalist in the 2020 Global Peace Song Awards, #4 on One World Music Radio’s (OWMR) Top Tracks of 2020 and was nominated for the 2020 Best Vocal Single award by OWMR.
“Altered State,” was released on September 15, 2020 followed by “Love Is the Magic of Change,” on November 11, 2020 – the winner of the 2021 Oneness Award by OWMR. “Warrior of Light” dropped on January 21, 2021 and went straight to #1 on the January 2021 New Age Music Chart.
On June 21, 2021, the band dropped “Harmony of Contrast,” – a celebration of diversity written by Mary Gospe and David Scheibner. The song debuted at #4 on BOTH the New Age Music Chart and One World Music Singles Chart. Listen now.
The band’s debut album, People Passing Through, was released on October 1, 2021. It contains the seven previous singles plus the title track, written by Corrie Dunn. The album debuted at #2 on the September 2021 New Age Music Chart and the song Harmony of Contrast back on the chart at #5. Listen now.
The Song Gardeners
From left: Corrie Dunn & Mary Gospe
It is a duo from heaven here to grace our presence with the magic of change, their music.
– Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
The vocal harmonies between Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe are outstanding.
– Dyan Garris
“Harmony of Contrast” – Released June 21, 2021
Debuts at #4 on BOTH the New Age Music Chart and One World Music Singles Chart.
The Song Gardeners continue their exploration of New Age pop with their latest release, “Harmony of Contrast.” Written by Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, this celebration of diversity invites listeners to get up and dance to its 70’s funk rhythm infused with 80’s pop.
Mary Gospe’s lyric weaves in art references and metaphors to showcase the beauty and uniqueness of each of us, and that despite our differences, we can live together peacefully…
Like colorful pieces in the mosaic of life
We’re each unique shapes reflecting love and light
In an infinite mural painted on a sea of glass
We can live peacefully in a harmony of contrast
Mary Gospe’s lead vocals dance across the grooving bass line as Corrie Dunn adds her beautiful, soulful harmonies on the bridge and choruses. Words by Mary Gospe; Music by Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, produced and mixed by David Scheibner.
The Song Gardeners, with their latest release “Reveal,” venture further into the arena of New Age pop. The track hints at World music with its subtle textures, including a nod to Enigma with a lyric that tackles a global issue that is close to the heart.
Written by Corrie Dunn, Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, Reveal is an invitation for women across the globe to break free of outdated patriarchal, religious and cultural norms that keep them silenced and hinder their choices and freedom of expression.
The song’s empowering chant is sung in Farsi, Spanish and English by Mary Gospe.
Women around the world unite, stand up for all to see
Celebrate our diversity, divine femininity
Corrie Dunn is stunning on lead vocals as she sings “empower the people with freedom, to rise above life’s adversities” and “the future is in our hands now, a world with gender equality.” The song ends with a powerful round with both Corrie and Mary singing the bridge, chant and chorus.
“Warrior of Light” – Released January 21, 2021 – Debuts at #1 (NAMC)
Written as a response to the chaos of 2020, Mary Gospe’s song, “Warrior of Light,” (recorded by The Song Gardeners and produced by David Scheibner) is a song of courage and empowerment. Discern your own truth, shift from fear to love and:
Stand up! Reclaim your sovereignty
Stand up! For what you believe
Stand up! Create a new story
Stand up! Peacefully, peacefully
Activate the love inside, be a warrior, warrior of light
Mary Gospe: lead vocals; Corrie Dunn: piano and backing vocals; Chris Day: bass; David Scheibner: production, mixing and guitars.
“Love Is the Magic of Change” – Released November 11, 2020
Winner of the One World Music Radio “Oneness” Award.
The magic of love can change the world into a kinder, peaceful place. “Love Is the Magic of Change,” the #ChillJazz new single written by Corrie Dunn, recorded by The Song Gardeners, and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, celebrates our “oneness” and inspires us to better humankind. May you find this song soothing and inspiring as we work to heal and come together as families, communities, nationally and globally.
And we are one with the universe sparks of light
Connecting the people and places in our lives
And we are here for a moment in space and time
Inspiring each other to better humankind
Corrie Dunn: synths, lead and backing vocals. Mary Gospe: backing vocals. Chris Day: bass.
Released September 15, 2020
This new single has the words huge hit written all over it.”
-Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio
“Altered State,” the #ChillGroove single written by Mary Gospe and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, invites listeners to escape the chaos and craziness of the world and dance their way into an atmosphere of peace, tranquility, freedom and love. The lyric video takes viewers on a trip through space courtesy of the NASA Hubble telescope.
I want a date with an altered state
I want to find a little peace of mind
I want to float in tranquility, so free
In the womb of all that is and ever will be
Mary is a long-time meditator and Altered State captures many of the joys of meditation including experiencing profound love and unity consciousness.
Mary Gospe: lead & backing vocals. Corrie Dunn: Keys and backing vocals. Chris Day: bass. David Scheibner: guitars.
Released June 18, 2020
Charts at #2; Nominated for “Best Vocal Single of 2020”
“Love Flows,” written by Mary Gospe and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, is a blessing for humanity. This mantra song / chant invites listeners to drop into a hypnotic, meditative state and experience peace and healing. Hear Mary’s inspiration for “Love Flows” including the meditation “Into The Stillness” by Wendy von Oech.
“Love Flows” reached #2 on the New Age Music Chart for June 2020, was a finalist in the 2020 Global Peace Song Awards, #4 on One World Music Radio’s (OWMR) Top Tracks of 2020 and was nominated for the 2020 Best Vocal Single award by OWMR.
Mary Gospe: lead & back vox, flute. Corrie Dunn: piano & back vox. Additional guitars by David Scheibner. Chris Day: Cover photo and many photos of Yosemite National Park in the lyric video.
“Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” (May All Beings Be Well)
Released June 18, 2020
“Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” written by Corrie Dunn and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, translates to “May all beings be well.”
This mantra song, based on a Buddist chant, invites listeners to experience peace and love and to live with compassion and kindness. Hear Corrie’s inspiration for the song.
Corrie Dunn: lead & backing vocals, piano. Mary Gospe: backing vocals. Additional guitars by David Scheibner.