Holly Jolly Christmas EP
That image you see on the right, was only a few years ago. ;) Okay. More like 40 years ago. I was 15 or so and was playing music with my family, The Bluegrass Harmoneers. We were together for over 15 years as a Bluegrass group, singing mostly Gospel. My dad Joe, on the banjo and singing baritone. My mother on guitar, singing tenor. Jack Ivey on Fiddle, singing bass and Jackie Tinker on guitar, singing most of the lead.
Me? I was playing bass and singing every chance I got. There were a few changes over those 15+ years but we were always family.
As time moved on, and stops for no one. family passes and times change. I moved on, not always to better or bigger things. But kept moving forward regardless. Music moved me into faith. It moved me to fellowship and friends. Some of those friends became more like family.
All in all, the Lord has truly blessed me. And I ahve always belieed that music is a spiritual force. Whether for good or evil. It moves us. To tears. To anger. To love. Toward God and His Son Jesus the Christ.
It is truly a gift from God, given to us to share with all who will listen! When you listen to someone's music, you are listening to their soul!😊 So I hope you enjoy my music, my songs.
The tracks below are some of the work I have done in the past and more will come. Some are Free. Others are for you to set a price, and if you can't afford it, no worries. $0.00 is also a price!! Tho some of the newer ones are set at a higher price. I don't plan on overcharging. Because, after all, Music is Ministry.
"This CD was released in May of 2009. It is my Dad's last album. I treasure it. He was 78 years of age at the time. He passed in May of 2018. Almost 10 years from this recording. I hope it is a blessing to you. We had a lot of fun recording it!" - Carl T. Joe Towns - Banjo, Ben Hayes - Guitar, Carl Towns - Mandolin, Guitar, Bass, E-Cello, Vocals. Tammy Wooten - Tenor on select tracks.
Finally! After two years in the making, Cherokee Wind's first project is available for purchase. On the project we have included songs that the fans have requested. Among these is our theme song, Cherokee Wind, written by Carl Towns, a haunting song rooted deep in the group's Native American heritage.
Cherokee Wind was formed in 1998, after Carl came back from his tour overseas, where he performed as a country artist for the Greenback Records label.
After returning, His heart also returned back to Bluegrass. So He, along with his parents, Joe and Polly Towns formed the band with dear friend Chester Prince. Later Charles Mann joined in on Bass and the band was formed. Performing at concerts and festivals, churches and benefits all over.
Carl had written "Cherokee Wind" as a song to feature the band's native heritage. The song went to radio and took off!
The band began touring heavily until Chester's wife, became too ill. Soon after Polly's various health issues caught up with her and the band had to stop. But not before this CD was released.
It was done with one mic, which is how the band performed most of the time.
*"Cherokee Wind" and "Enchanted by you" are Carl's originals and available for download as singles.