Life Is Changing
Paul Lippert's fourth release is, in some ways, his debut. After three acclaimed recordings meant primarily for children and families, Paul could no longer hold back on a promise he made years earlier. The resulting album, Life Is Changing, is a remarkable musical journey through landscapes that stretch from Boston to Ohio to the Pacific Northwest, where Paul now makes his home. Paul's warm voice moves with ease from soulful acoustic rock pieces to funky and bluesy rockers and intimate ballads. Co-produced by Jonathan Kingham, this set features terrific playing by Myles Corbin on bass, Sean Bendickson on drums, and a stellar cast of Seattle-based musicians. The result is like a smooth-riding car with plenty of horsepower for both city and country driving, on dry or wet pavement, in sunshine or fog. Musical influences range from James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer, Dave Matthews, and Sheryl Crow. The arrangements are tight and satisfying, Paul's voice is clear, strong, and full of heart, and the songs are smart, honest, and authentic. The CD is beautifully packaged and comes with complete lyrics for all eleven original songs.