THE BLUE MOON ALBUM
A "blue moon" is used colloquially to mean "a rare event"...like this album! It is reflected in the phrase "once in a blue moon"...like this album!
For me every song is a story it reveals time and places, emotions, hopes, fears, love and the lack thereof...and of dreams.
The songs you hear on Blue Moon... is my "rare"
once in a Blue Moon occasion to reveal myself
through songs...they span my lifetime. My moon has surely
turned from blue to gold.
~ Terri New
The music in this album
represent a lot of years of living, singing, surviving and
great adventures. I had many dreams growing up...I dreamed I
could make a difference in my eleven brothers and sisters
lives, that I could maybe put food on the table or I could
become a star and everything would be alright. We could get
off welfare, we could get help for my schizophrenic
mother...I could, I could...but it didn't turn out that way.
I made many bad decisions, did things for the wrong
reasons. My brothers and sisters made their own ways,
picking themselves up by the bootstraps. I am very proud of
who they have become. I left a bad relationship behind me,
to experience a few more bad ones....It took me a while to
get things right, to do what I loved, that I could
contribute to making a better world and to realize that I
could have a mutual, respectful lovely person as my
partner... it only took me about 40 some years to get to
There are three people, I wish to especially
thank, people who were really consummate, inspirational
artists and shared in my adventures. They are special lovely
people who live in my heart, who were so good to me, who
believed in me, supported my ambitions and graciously
provided their talents to me. I dedicate this body of work
to them... sadly, two are not with us anymore, but I
offer this late arrival to these beautiful men I had the
fortune to have in my musical life, Bob Esty, Paul Delph and
Bob Esty, an extraordinary man, extraordinary producer and dear friend. Paul Delph, composer, musician, a rarified, beautiful person and Bud Bell, an amazing pianist with a heart of gold (sadly Paul and Bud have passed on..we shall see you on the other side dear friends and pick up where we left off!)
I also want to thank my wonderful family, my brothers and sisters for being such inspirtational, exceptional, fun-loving, kind, smart people who I have always had the good fortune to share the love of music with! There is nothing' like a "New" Gathering!
My brothers and sisters. Love you All! ( From left, Bob, Marty, Pat, Mike, Joan, James, Kathy, (moi) Terri & Becky. Maggie not shown...we are at my sweet oldest sister Karen's funeral. The first of us to pass away...
While this album is far from perfect...it was simply time. Please forgive, where my particular ineptitudes show...
Tracks 1-6 represent my most recent recording efforts. The others are a lot a history! You can imagine that at age 60 I have a whole lot a history!
And a Big Special Thanks to David Almasi!