The Original Blue Bayou

What is a Blue Bayou?

original blue bayou 45The Blue Bayou was a quiet bayou located in Louisiana. In the Blue Bayou, a thin layer of mist would often float over the water’s surface. The inhabitants of the bayou typically lived in houseboats and elevated shacks that were situated in the middle of the swamp.

The Original Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou” was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. Roy Orbison’s songs,  production, and performance were key factors in his success. His songs were original in structure, sound and style. He was  willing to take a chance on a sound that did not conform to what was acceptable at that time.  Roy Orbison developed an unbroken string of Top 40 hits that lasted for four years and he became the top selling American artist and one of the world’s biggest names.

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Capturing the Spirit and Sound of Linda Rondstadt

Linda Ronstadt:  Impressive Vocal Range, Relatable Lyrics, Catchy Melodies-

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt is known for her impressive vocal range, relatable lyrics, and catchy melodies.  In a time of scandals overshadowing talent, Linda never fell victim.  In total, Linda Ronstadt has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation albums.  Ronstadt had 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at number 2, and “You’re No Good” at number 1.

Linda’s professional career began in the 1960s, as part of California’s folk rock movement that was sweeping the area at the time.  During this time, she joined forces with Bobby Kimmel and Kenny Edwards, and became the lead singer of The Stone Poneys.  In 1969,
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Reconnecting to Her Musical Talent

Carolyn Brown-Benson, Lead Singer

Carolyn Brown-Benson, Reconnecting to her Musical TalentCarolyn started out in musical theater when she was very young. She attended Shenandoah Conservatory of Music for 2 years. Although she possessed natural music talent, Carolyn was not able to recognize her talents at the time.

Carolyn’s career in marketing allowed her to remain creative, but took her away from her musical talents for many years. During that time Carolyn married and had 2 children. Because of their love & support she was able to move forward and step back onto the stage.

In 2002, during a challenging time, Carolyn stepped back into music for refuge by joining a singing group at the Performing Arts Studio. This group reconnected her to music and singing. It ignited her confidence to begin pursuing her natural talent for music.
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