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"Traveling Together" EP Release! 

You can now find "Traveling Together," our latest EP, on your favorite streaming platform!  This collection of tunes is the bookend to our debut EP, "Feel It All," and it features songs intended to be conversation starters about emotional expression for families and classrooms. 

Many thanks to our AMAZING team: 

* Producer extraordinaire, Dean Jones, who truly elevated these songs 

* Session players John Burick (electric guitar), Jessica Jones & Tony Jones (saxophone), Mark Murphy (upright bass), and Aaron Till (fiddle) 

* The BLB Kids Choir on "Rufus the Rooster" and "Different" 

* Special co-writers Patty Milton and Lily Davis 

* Additional recording by Scott Jacobsen at Soundhole Studios and Herb Shucher at Gas Money Studio 

* Mastering by West West Side Music 

* Lordymercy with the spiritually connective / nails-it-every-time album artwork 

* Waldmania PR for spreading the word about our music and mission 

* 8 Pound Gorilla Records for partnership in the music world

* Our amazing crowdfunding backers who made all of this possible - THANK YOU for traveling on this journey with us <3


**It's EP Release Day!!!!** 

One year ago, we were recording these songs in Hudson Valley, NY... and now you can now find "Feel It All" on your favorite streaming platform!  We'd be so honored if you'd take a listen today: Listen to "Feel It All" here

Many many thanks to Team BLB:

- Thinking Outside The Blocks who set up the virtual co-write between Marla Vannucci and Amyliza de Jesus that resulted in our first BLB song, "Kindness Is King" 

- Dean Jones - person / producer extraordinaire who brought these songs to life with his music magic 

- Mista Cookie Jar for his a-mazing rap on "See You in the Summertime" 

- Session players Rebecca Coupe Franks (trumpet), Jessica Jones (tenor sax), and Mark Murphy (upright bass) for adding so much with their extra touches 

- Scott Jacobsen / Soundhole Studios for additional recording and support (in all life things!) 

- West West Side Music for mastering expertise / making "Feel It All" the best listening experience possible 

- Lordymercy for the beautiful and fun album art work 

- Beth Blenz-Clucas of Sugar Mountain PR who got the word out about "Kindness Is King" and helped find SO many listening ears for our music 

- Kenny Curtis for hearing something special in us / all the support 

- 8 Pound Gorilla Records for the partnership in spreading our music and mission: to create and release songs that connect, heal, and inspire

- Bryan Brock (drums), Mandy Shucher (bass), Heather Moulder (keys), Andy Larkin (guitar / trumpet), Sarah Donovan (BGVs), Nathan Hunter (rap), & Nerissa Aquino (crowd fun person :) - the incredible musicians, vocalists, and personalities who'll be joining us on stage tonight to celebrate this release at Cumberland Park

- Last but not least: all of our Bandzoogle crowdfunding backers - thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Crowdfunding Update Week 4 

Y'all - Team BLB is 54 backers strong and has raised $5160!  Thank you so much for the continued support!

Since we're at 37% of our intended goal, we've decided to extend the campaign through this Friday, July 8th, to coincide with the release of our first EP, "Feel It All."  So if you've 1) been thinking about making a pledge, or 2) been meaning to share the campaign with family or a friend, you have a few days left to do so!

In keeping with campaign tradition, here's a lil' ditty to recap Week 4 :)

Crowdfunding Update Week 3 

Week 3 is in the books, and we are 23% of the way to our goal!  Here's Amy(liza) with a lil' rap to tell ya all about it :)

There are 8 days left to join Team BLB - if you'd like to make a pledge to our campaign, check out our CROWDFUNDING page via the green navigation bar above.  Thank you so much!



The Story Behind the Song Ep. 3: Pancakes on Sunday Morning 

In this episode, Marla talks about “Pancakes on Sunday Morning,” her original song that invokes images of special moments that happen in the family kitchen and around the table. In our families, grandparents and other elders teach recipes to the younger generations - sometimes with secret ingredients - that are passed down time and again. These shared moments are love. Preparing these meals and enjoying them together create timeless traditions that make us feel cared for and like a part of a whole.

Another New Series: Meet Team BLB! (Ep 1: Dean Jones / Producer) 

We've got another new series for ya - Meet Team BLB! - where we'll introduce you to all the different folks who help us create the sound recordings you hear, the album artwork and music videos you see, and the publicists who help spread the word about the music, so that our music finds its way to the most listening ears possible. 

In this week's edition, meet our producer extraordinaire, Dean Jones!

He's a musical wizard who plays just about everything (from the usual stuff to the obscure) and knows just how / where it should go in the song.  He's also one of the warmest people you'll meet, such a cheerleader, and he made our week at No Parking Studio feel like summer camp!  In this video, Dean shares a little about that week - the beginnings of our EPs "Feel It All" and "Traveling Together."

Our New Series: The Story Behind the Song! 

We're starting a new series where we pull the curtain back a bit and talk about the journey of the songs on "Feel It All" and "Traveling Together."  This week's episode features Amyliza and Mista Cookie Jar talking about our summer single, "See You in the Summertime."

Enjoy, and Happy Summer Solstice!



Crowdfunding Update Week 2 

We just wrapped up week 2, and are 16% of the way to our goal. Here's a little song from Marla with more details :)

There's still time to join Team BLB - check out how you can support us on our CROWDFUNDING page.  Thanks so much, y'all!



The Journey of a Song 

There are many steps along a song’s journey to the listener’s ears, and these are just a few of the main highlights. 

When you support our crowdfunding campaign, you’re helping Brighter Light Brigade’s mission and songs move from our pens, paper, and instruments to speakers, headphones, and earbuds all around the world! 

If you’d like to help spread the light (because music IS a movement), click on the crowdfunding link above (at the very right side of the green navigation bar). We appreciate you and are so grateful for your support!