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I hope this song brings you a refreshing breeze of renewal!
This song was inspired by a weekend of my wife and I celebrating our wedding anniversary last summer, close to home around the Washington D.C. area. We learned that we don’t always have to travel far on a vacation to experience renewal — sometimes we just need a staycation!
Many of us are traveling less because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s important for us remember that we don’t always have to travel far to create special moments that bring us joy and renewal.
I co-wrote “Staycation” with chart-topping jazz guitarist Adam Hawley, who also produced the track.
Enjoy my bright and inspirational new single “Sunrise (Remix),” NOW AVAILABLE on all digital music platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music/iTunes! The single is a song of hope and fatherly love, dedicated to my daughter, Natalie. The remix is an instrumental version of the original lyrical song, which appeared on my latest album H2O.
Enjoy my new energetic, genre-blending single “Won’t He Do It,” NOW AVAILABLE on all digital music platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music/iTunes! The single, a “wintry mix” of gospel, hip-hop and jazz, is a saxophone cover of the 2018 Dove Award-winning and Billboard Gospel #1 hit song, originally recorded by Koryn Hawthorne.
“It warmed my heart the first time I heart it,” says Woods-Riddick. “It was like a warm cup of hot chocolate on a blustery winter day with caramel drizzle on top. This version takes you to an even higher level of inspired, hopeful emotions. Definitely my favorite version of the song since the original.” – Grammy Award-winning songwriter Makeba Riddick-Woods
H2O is the third studio album by Tony Craddock, Jr. (released under his band name Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front). H2O is rooted in contemporary jazz and has little bit of something for everybody, from inspirational R&B and pop, to Latin jazz and gospel. The album is also produced by chart-topping jazz guitarist Ken Navarro and features Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum on a soul-stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
Listen to the radio single “Living Water” (feat. Ken Navarro), which is now playing on Sirius XM Watercolors, Music Choice Smooth Jazz, and more than 30 radio stations in the United States, United Kingdom and Poland.
1. Snow Day – written by Ken Navarro, Tony Craddock, Jr.
2. Humidity – written by Ken Navarro
3. Irony – written by Jonathan Merrill
4. Living Water (feat. Ken Navarro) – written by Tony Craddock, Jr.
5. Amazing Grace (feat. Kirk Whalum) – written by John Newton
6. Abide in Me (feat. Ashli Rice) – written by Tony Craddock, Jr., Danielle Craddock
7. Can You Stand the Rain – written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis
8. Overcast with Drizzle – written by Tony Craddock, Jr.
9. Daybreak – written by Tony Craddock, Jr.
10. Sunrise (feat. Ashli Rice) – written by Tony Craddock, Jr.
11. Children Need a World – written by Ken Navarro, Frank Fitzpatrick
released Friday, March 16, 2018
Producer: Ken Navarro
Co-Producer, Executive Producer: Tony Craddock, Jr.
Recording, Mixing, Mastering: Ken Navarro at Positive Music Studios (Ellicott City, MD)
Recording of Live Drums: Jeff Gruber at Blue Note Productions (Silver Spring, MD)
Soprano and Alto Saxophones, Arrangements – Tony Craddock, Jr.
Guitars, Virtual Instruments, Arrangements – Ken Navarro
Piano, Keyboards, Clavinet, Organ – Dan LaMaestra
Bass – Gary Grainger
Percussion – Eric Perez
Live Drums – Corey “MoDrums” Wilson
Vocals – Ashli Rice
Featured Tenor Saxophone – Kirk Whalum (appears on “Amazing Grace”)
Featured Nylon String Guitar – Ken Navarro (appears on “Living Water”)
Arrangers on “Amazing Grace” and “Can You Stand the Rain” – Tony Craddock, Jr., Ken Navarro
Arranger on “Abide in Me” – Deon Wrenn
Arranger on “Sunrise” – Dan LaMaestra
2018 Cold Front Music, LLC.
Convection taps into you mind and spirit with weather-themed songs that are connected with uplifting messages. Award-winning jazz guitarist Ken Navarro is featured on the album, along with covers of “You Brought The Sunshine” (The Clark Sisters), “Let It Rise” (Stephen Hurd), and 7 original songs written by Tony.
For the list of scriptures connected to each song, click here.
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Christmas in the Air celebrates the hope, joy, peace, and love of the Christmas season. It’s great for year-round listening! Christmas in the Air has been featured on Pandora Radio and The Weather Channel “Local on the 8s.”
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Preview album songs below!