A new voice from Ypsilanti, Michigan
Ypsilanti songwriter Adam Plomaritas draws on the words of John Coltrane to describe his own art: "My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – My faith, my knowledge, my being .. When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups .. I want to speak to their souls." He writes about things that happen every day, his family, and the struggle to live a good life. "I tend to think of myself as a rational person, but music is a place where I can feel," he says. "Music can be—should be—emotional. The music I make is about what I love, what I hate, what I enjoy and what I fear. I think that the idea that heaven is a place full of music is a profound one. Music gives us an opportunity to both touch and be touched by something greater than ourselves." Songwriter Amy Petty opens with a mix of folk, pop, rock and blues ballads.