When the Grass Looks Greener (feat. Jay Alan Thompson & Bobby Shumard)

Adeke Rose

When the Grass Looks Greener (feat. Jay Alan Thompson & Bobby Shumard)
Performed By Adeke Rose
Album UPC 888295207584
CD Baby Track ID TR0001137575
Label Third Stage Publishing
Released 2015-01-01
BPM 97
Rated 0
ISRC USHM21356221
Year 2015
Spotify Plays 0
Songtrust Track ID 305448
Writer Karen I. Crawley-Buckholtz
Songwriter ID 12240
Pub Co CD Baby Publishing
Writer Jay Alan Thompson
Songwriter ID 12241
Pub Co CD Baby Publishing
Composer Jay Alan Thompson, Karen I. Crawley-Buckholtz
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceOne Stop
Publisher Admin CD Baby Publishing
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Publishing
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Maryland


This is the way second albums are supposed to sound: sophisticated, sultry, thought-provoking spoken word poetry seamlessly infused with original R&B, Jazz, and Hip-Hop compositions, and a mesmerizing vocal styling you'll want to hear again and again.


Reviews and Honors:
"A spoken word artist and poet in the Baltimore area, Adeke Rose shares with openness and honesty the numerous challenges she has faced in her life, such as disability. By overcoming this personal trauma, she has found much success in transforming poetry to bring healing, coping and, above all, hope to readers..."
— CBS Baltimore, Best Local Poets In Baltimore

"Though she is well known in Baltimore and Washington DC., the Gambrills resident has gone to several states to share her messages, including Texas, New York and California. She does it because it's fun and therapeutic , but more importantly because it shatters a barrier and allows strangers with common issues to connect..."
— Zach Sparks, Arundel Voice

Adeke Rose is a spoken word artist and poet, based in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Adeke Rose speaks with an honesty, openness and inspiration that is uniquely and refreshingly her own. As someone who has faced numerous challenges including trauma and disability, her energy, compassion and commitment to others is both engaging and motivating. Adeke Rose’s voice and words will not only soothe and excite your ears and mind, she will touch your heart.

Adeke Rose is a counselor, and has been an advocate for victims of domestic violence and for children and families. These experiences have added a unique flavor and dimension to her poetry and presentation that is difficult to find, and impossible to duplicate. Adeke Rose has performed in a variety of venues across the country, and has been published in journals, newsletters, magazines and chapbooks. Adeke's book, “Wounded Kings and Warrior Women: Poetry on Love, Culture and Community”, upon which this CD is based, is available at AdekeRose.com, createspace.com, and Amazon.com. Adeke's other works include:

"Autobiography of a Rose" - CD and Chapbook
"She Walks in Faith" - Chapbook
"Football and Desire" - Chapbook

The music on this CD was composed by Jay Alan Thompson and David Buckholtz. "Wounded Kings and Warrior Women" was produced by Jay Alan Thompson, David Buckholtz, and Adeke Rose.
Jay Alan Thompson- Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion
David B. - Additional Bass Guitar
Bobby Shumard is featured on tenor sax on several tracks; keep your ears open especially for "When the Grass Looks Greener" and "Anniversary Poem No. 2".
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Jay Alan Thompson (Third Stage Productions)
Artwork: Shana Buckholtz
This is dedicated to all the wounded kings and warrior women who inspired this project.
Special Thanks to Jay and David B., Bobby Shumard for his “saxi-ness”, Shana Buckholtz for her inspired artwork,
And, most of all, thanks to God for all His blessings.

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