Stand Up for America
"Stand Up For America" is an album of contemporary protest written and sung with obvious conviction. Ray Burkhart has compiled a CD full of heart-felt images relating to the problems America faces. The variety of styles makes the stories interesting from the first note of every song. From bare accapella to full-blown orchestrations, his message is clear and to the point. "We have a lot of work to do." Ray Burkhart has performed throughout the world with various music and theater ensembles. "Stand Up For America" has him in the studio, and on top of his game. These songs need to be heard immediately. The soulful "Katrina" will recall the emptiness felt when our country failed to come quickly to the need of so many humans. "Gotta Stand Up", is a reggae salute revealing the apathetic attitude of our nation. "Why Worry About The Moon", dealing with mismanaged resources. On the lighter side, "Paintball Freak Of Coney Island" is homage of the genre of the 'Carney Life', as told by the hard-working 'Freak' himself. Ray Burkhart's music sparks courage in the listener and should be heard by all. The music becomes eclectic. The theme 'We Can Do Better' and it's time to get started. Take a listen!!!