On March 7, 2009, friends and fans of folk singer and songwriter Jim Savarino gathered at the Metropolitan Art Theatre in Morgantown to celebrate his highly anticipated 3rd CD titled Sun Dreams. It seems even Mother Nature was pleased to see it released as she treated everyone in Morgantown to sunny seventy-degree weather.
Guests in attendance were delighted to be the first to hear the new songs performed. In addition to being on hand to meet and mingle with fans, Savarino performed all the songs in the order in which they are listed on the CD. During his performance, one guest was overheard saying, “It adds a whole other layer of enjoyment when you hear the songwriter explain the story behind each song, “ and I have to say, I couldn’t agree more.
Accompanying Jim on backup vocals was Laura Robison. Her melodic voice lent a rich and soulfully enchanting harmony to the poetic lyrics of each and every song.
Watching Jim, a son of Wheeling, strum his guitar and sing songs such as “Where Have the Mountains Gone,” and “Northbound (to West Virginia),” I found myself thinking that the “life is good” logo on his t-shirt must have been coined just for him. Of all the wonderful songs I heard on Saturday evening, the absolute show stealer was “Surface of the Sun, ” which lulled the entire audience into an attentive and awed silence.
To sample all the tracks of “Sun Dreams” or to order a copy, visit http://cdbaby.com/cd/savarino3