About the Record:
"Songs From Along the Way" is Bethany Bordeaux's debut (instrumental-only) album. Recorded live in one take on August 24, 2013 at Hope Chapel in Greensboro, NC, this acoustic record features some upbeat pieces with a Celtic and bluegrass flair, and a few "pretty" tunes that you'll want to put on repeat play over and over again. This album consists of 10 tracks and features violin, (Bethany Bordeaux), guitar (Adam Moritz) and piano (Gabe Dixon).
There are so many people who have either contributed to this album or to my musical journey and growth in such a meaningful way that saying thank-you could never possibly be enough. I’m a grateful recipient of your love and support.
the late Helen Robertson - Frieda Wise - The Ft. Worth Suzuki School - Andy Yarborough - Win Graham - The Static Ministry Team - Chris Schopmeyer - Beverly Shelton - Travis Crim - Ronnie Freeman - Trenton & Kellie Mueller - The Outback Greensboro Team - Hope Chapel Greensboro - Bruce Johnston & the JH Ranch - Outback America - Fellowship Bible Church Worship & Arts Ministry - The St. B’s Community - Fred Carpenter & The Violin Shop - Mary-Hall Johnson - Jessica Metz - Amanda Young - Nita Andrews & the Creative Lectio ladies - Carmen D’Arcy Stanczykiewicz - Amanda Williams - Kelly Minter - Gabe Dixon - Jason Hecht - Adam & Laura Moritz - Keith Bordeaux
This album is dedicated to my parents, Mason & Barbara Daniel. I am grateful for all the dollars and hours spent on years of lessons and performances. I could never possibly repay you or say thank you enough, but may this recording be a small token and testament to the power of music and the sacrificial love of parents. You both mean the world to me.
The Liner Notes
Dear Listener - I'm still astonished that my childhood dreams of playing "my own show" and having my own album have become a reality. I’m so grateful to the Greensboro Outback Team whose invitation to come play was the springboard for this whole adventure, to Adam Moritz and Gabe Dixon who accompanied me, and for our sound engineers who recorded the whole evening on a whim. I invite you to listen in on a collection of ten tracks from that concert, carefully mixed and crafted by Adam into the project you hold in your hands.
Someone once asked me in college what I loved most about playing violin. My immediate answer was, “Because it’s the only time I feel like my heart-posture is right. If I could live every moment as I do when I play, then I would be living.” And I still feel that way. Every time I draw my bow across the string it resonates in my soul an acute sense of peace and fulfillment that I seldom have encountered outside of playing. It’s a sacred thing, this feeling, like I’m bowing to pray and the notes that pour forth are an offering. Instrumental music is both blessed and constrained by its lack of lyric; as Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said, and on which it is impossible to be silent.” To convey the unsayable through melody alone is quite a task.
The songs on this album have each spoken to me in some meaningful way over the course of many seasons of life. They are more than a pretty collection of notes cleverly dispensed. They evoke emotions and allow me to breathe. I pray that you, too, can close your eyes and float when you listen, and may the Lord bless you and keep you no matter where you are “along the way.” -Bethany
Bethany Bordeaux - Violin
Adam Moritz - Acoustic Guitar
Gabe Dixon - Keys
Violin, Guitar and Keys tracked live in one take at Hope Chapel on August 24, 2013, engineered and recorded by Matt McKay and Griffin Kale.
Mixing, Production and overdubs by Adam Moritz at Launch Studio.
Mastering by Hank Williams at MasterMix.
Album packaging by Alexis Ward of the Visual Republic.
Executive Producer - Keith Bordeaux