My healing journey led me to write the songs on this CD. I kept a digital mini recorder with me to catch my melodies and lyrics as they came to me during this very creative yet challenging time. The inspiration came from many places; as I took walks that connected me to nature, after a meditation deepening my connection to God, after learning and then practicing what I took home from teachers, workshops, books and CDs deepening my awareness of living mindfully. They came from a place of truth, from the heart and beyond, from a place of quiet, inner peace, gratitude and joy.
The present moment is where I find inner peace and I am always in the present moment when I sing, connecting to the breath, breathing in and breathing out. Singing puts me in a place of deep love and gratitude.
I so happy to share this CD with you.
Music and Meditation Open Hearts
Frannie and her band performing at Kripalu Center
Frannie Faith & Healing Music Concerts
Frannie’s live performance of her spiritual music is a true celebration of the Divine Light that resides in each of us! Her melodic songs will transport you on a personal journey toward inner peace, healing, and joy! Frannie's inspired music combines a singer-songwriter sensibility with uplifting themes and conscious lyrics, ranging in style from gentle songs and prayers perfect for contemplation to upbeat songs with world rhythms to dance to.
You're encouraged to sing along, dance, or simply soak in the positive energy of Frannie's heart-opening music!!
Contact Frannie if you’d like to host a house concert or have her play at your studio or synagogue. Frannie can customize her performance, playing with 1 additional musician to 7 musicians depending on space, needs, and budget.
Lyrics to "I Am You"
I Am You
You Are Me
When I see you
I see me
We are light shining through
We are love
We are no longer strangers
When we realize
We have always been united
About the Band
Frannie Faith has been singing and performing her music her whole life and writing songs since she was a teenager. She was initiated into Transcendental Meditation at age sixteen and has continued on her spiritual path studying many traditions and their practices that are an integral part of her life. She has offered her music and meditation at East Coast retreat centers Kripalu and Omega, at Silver Hill Rehab Hospital, at the Cortiva Institute, at yoga studios, Ananda Ashram, and currently runs a workshop Shabbat Shalva, Sabbath of Peace, at her synagogue with her Cantor Shirah. Frannie has released five CDs, two meditation CDs including one for children, and three healing music CDs. She is a certified meditation teacher, including MBSR, Yoga Nidra, Power of Awareness, and Reiki Level 2. She is also intimately familiar with the 12-step program and teaches Jewish Meditation.
Jeff Southworth’s musical career has encompassed all aspects of performance: composing, arranging, producing, songwriting, and singing. He played guitar for two years with Hall & Oates and many others including Laura Branigan, Graham Nash & Dan Hartman. His Clio-winning television and radio work includes writing, arranging, and producing for Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, LeAnn Rimes, Graham Nash, Whitney Houston, and others. Jeff wrote and produced music for the hit PBS children’s show Dragon Tales and arranged and co-produced Frannie’s CDs, as well as CDs for three Princeton University a capella groups.
Sharon Bryant, a singer/songwriter/producer, had her 1st record deal on CBS Records at the age of 12. As the lead singer in the group Atlantic Starr and then as a solo artist, she had multiple #1 records. Sharon has appeared on shows, including, Between The Lions, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Grammy Awards. She has recorded and/or performed with Sting, Elton John, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Justin Timberlake, Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Connick Jr. to name a few! Recently she was on Broadway and toured with The Rascals and as one of “The Lovely Ladies” on tour with the Dave Matthews Band.
Chris Coogan on keyboards and vocals, is a jazz and gospel musician who has played with: Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Phoebe Snow, José Feliciano,Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Take 6, and many others. Chris founded and directs the Good News Gospel Choir, which features his compositions. At events, he has entertained the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Paul Newman, Martha Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg. Chris is a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition for Jazz. He also has his own jazz quintet and teaches piano to an ever-growing student base.
Alan Southworth, singer/songwriter, has performed with Heart & Soul, playing bass, mandolin, and piano and singing since he was nine years old. While in college, Alan sang with The Princeton Nassoons, including performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and toured in many parts of the world with them, performing and teaching children's music. He appeared in the movie Admission with Tina Fey and on the Joan Rivers show, Joan & Melissa. When he lived in NYC, Alan performed his original songs in clubs and worked as a business analyst at a renewable energy/trading company. He is now playing clubs in CA while getting his MBA, running marathons, and constructing NY Times crossword puzzles!
Journi Gallwey is 21 years old and is a seasoned performer who at six years old appeared on the PBS show, Between The Lions, and at nine years old performed a Quincy Jones song for him at the Nokia Theatre in NYC. Journi sang a duet of Foolish Heart with her Mom, Sharon Bryant, at an Atlantic Starr reunion concert in England to rave reviews. She has sung on numerous albums & radio/television commercials. She's also starred in multiple off-Broadway productions. Journi speaks three languages including Korean & Spanish, which that she taught herself. She will be debuting her solo career this coming Spring.
Grammy, Emmy, Clio, and Gold Record-winning singer/songwriter/soloist (violin), Robin Batteau's an ex-Columbia recording artist and Harvard biochemistry major. He's performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Parisian streets, playing with Yo-Yo Ma, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Josh White Jr., Judy Collins, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Nile Rodgers, and others. Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown performed his songs. He co-produced and sang lead on generations of jingles for cars, soda, burgers, etc., for campaigns that won close to 1,000 advertising awards. He's worked tirelessly for World Hunger Year, the Ocean Alliance, and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
Tyger MacNeal has been an in-demand session and touring drummer for the last 30 years, and his resume includes working with the Four Tops, The 5th Dimension, Rosemary Clooney, Little Anthony, Average White Band, and José Feliciano to name a few.