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Loving In The Country

from the Time and Life album.

Leadbetter Swayn – Loving In The Country

Track 1 of the Album, “Time and Life” which is a collaboration of 3 parts, one part aging poet, 2 parts singer song writers.

The concept was conjured up by Gavin Leadbetter front man for country band The Distance, leader of Thunder Road the Bruce Springsteen tribute show and music store owner.

Seeking to complete a folio of tunes that held a country feel Gavin sort some lyrical input from Barry Swayn a poet/lyricist with an old head (72 years young) full of stories memories and concepts.

Last part was Barry’s son Chris of The Warrains. Chris is a music teacher with a 30 year history in the making of music. The songs came together Gavin and Chris enjoyed the process and felt that instead of each separate unit making do with the outcome the songs deserved an album, Time and Life is the end result.

Colin Leadbetter, Gavin’s brother, is a producer sound engineer and mixing guru. Colin took the project to heart and polished things up a tad. We are now into the video phase and trying to give the songs some time and space.

These tunes will find their own way in life and hopefully bring some pleasure to listening audiences somewhere out in listening land.