Michelle and Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale. We had a lot of fun the summer of 2017 playing music for senior centers and for children programs in central Arkansas. Here we are at the Hilary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center for story hour doing a Hawaiian program on July 18, 2017.
Michelle danced a lovely hula. She was born in the Hawaiian islands. She is a health coach in the Little Rock area.
Rod gave an indoor golfing demonstration and we sold his “The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course” book series.
We also did a Hawaiian program for the Kids Zone at Fitness 10 gym in Little Rock July 14, 2017. Telling the kids all about Hawaii.
We sang Hawaiian songs and danced the hula.
We also shared our Hawaiian program for the Whole Foods Kids Club September 1, 2017.
The kids enjoyed doing some hula with Michelle. I read the story of “Military Mommy” about my daughter in the army when she was stationed in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks. She is serving in Iraq now.
Rod and sang for a Hawaiian luau at The Manor Nursing Home in Little Rock, on my birthday in September and I was presented with a cake. We are regulars there and they have become like family to us the past two years.
Rod and I went into the recording studio and made a really awesome new audiobook for children. “Mia, the Mouse Used by God” with an original song “Where You Go” about a mouse who becomes a match -maker for Ruth and Boaz from the bible story out of the book of Ruth. We recorded at Blue Chair Recording Studio in Austin, Arkansas July 27, 2017.
We had a lot of fun singing this past summer. Hope you will check out all my books available on Amazon. Thank you for supporting local artists and authors.
Thanks for stopping in. -Carol Dabney
Spring is here. We are sharing new music and a children’s book.
“Wisdom, the elephant used by God” and the song “I Will Follow”
Grand daughter Aliyah is helping at story time and singing along. Wisdom is about a brave little elephant with big faith to follow God. She and her parents travel from south Africa to north Africa. God protects them through many dangers and they find a man named Noah building an ark. This is a fun adventure animal parable to add to your home library or read in Sunday school class readings.
We recorded the song and audiobook at Blue Chair Recording Studio in Austin, Arkansas during Spring break 2017. Always fun creating new music. Thank you to our engineer Darian Stribling and musician Tim Crouch.
We sang at Scott, Arkansas. The annual dinner is to celebrate all that our Arkansas farmers do to feed America. Thank you Anne Turner. Always a great event.
We sang at a Hawaiian luau at Andover Opry.
We sang at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church Adult Fellowship March luncheon and received a standing ovation. Thank you Max
We recorded four new songs this year: “I Will Follow” and “Joshua” for the Animals Used by God series. “Leap of Faith” a lullaby that Rod and I composed together. and “Nothing Better Than You” a love song written by Rod Ragsdale, that everyone will love. We are in process and hopefully will finish by May. An exciting Spring has begun. Life is fun.
Happy Spring all.
We always thank our seniors for the contribution they have made to our great nation. They are always a wonderful audience to sing for and we are so blessed to have the opportunity to do so. We end our shows with God Bless America blending two of our greatest passions into music- God and country. Singing at Fox Ridge in North Little Rock on a Sunday afternoon in August. Rod playing his harmonica and guitar, telling jokes and making folks laugh. We sing a variety of music and since we return each month we can learn music they request, such as Tennessee Waltz, Summertime and How Great Thou Art.
Briarwood residents really like Hank Williams songs. Then the Hawaiian Luaus…
Big crowd at the Bryant Senior Center Hawaiian Luau. August 2016. Little Grass Shack, Tiny Bubbles, Hukilau Song, and the Limbo Song. Hula and lots of good food.
More Hawaiian fun at The Manor in Little Rock. Was able to share about my Ohana in Hilo that I love so much: Rainbow Falls, snow-capped Mauna Kea, Kilauea Volcano. Oahu where my daughter was stationed in the Army, North Shore, Sea Life Park. I played my ukulele and we danced a bit of hula.
Then we went back to our regularly schedule programs of country, folk, patriotic, gospel and blues at Brookdale, Elmcroft and Fox Ridge till the end of August. Then school started and I went back to teaching music at St. Mark’s Day School where I work during the school year.
We always thank our seniors for the contribution they have made to our great nation. They are always wonderful audiences to sing for and we are so blessed to have the opportunity to do so. We end our shows with God Bless America blending two of our greatest passions: into music- America and God.
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