Sands of Time

Sands of Time

by Grace GriffithGrace Griffith


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Fans of the late Eva Cassidy can thank this popular Washington, D.C., folksinger for getting her music to Bill Straw of Blix Street Records, who introduced Cassidy's music to the world posthumously. It seems that in the years before Cassidy's death, she and Griffith had a mutual admiration society happening. The liner notes story wouldn't be enough, of course, to convince the world that Griffith deserves to be more than just a regional legend, and this beautiful, intimate recording serves to further her cause for adult contemporary stardom. Sorry to say that even with Cassidy cohorts Chris Biondo (producer) and Lenny Williams (keyboards) on hand, Griffith's voice, however balanced between the ethereal and the torchy, has nothing on her old friend's. Judged on her own merit, however, it's quite beautiful as she tackles songs by Sam Phillips, Leonard Bernstein, and Lerner & Loewe -- all of which deal with overcoming life's burdens, being there for others, and looking on the bright side. Some, like "Carry You," are simple, dreamy acoustic guitar-based gems, but those with a cool Brazilian lilt ("Summer Estate," "Almost Like Being in Love") are slightly more engaging. There's no reason why this indie release should not elevate her to the fame of one of today's great folksingers, Dar Williams, who she sounds something like. If not, her legend is still secure around her hometown, and anyone who's fallen in love with Cassidy will consider her a friend for that reason alone.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2003
Label: Blix Street
UPC: 0739341007828
catalogNumber: 410078
Rank: 140966


  1. Carry You
  2. Summer (Estaté)
  3. Make Our Garden Grow
  4. Almost Like Being in Love
  5. Rebirth
  6. Hold Me Forever
  7. Wings of Horses
  8. The Sands of Time
  9. Black Is the Color
  10. 'Til They Discovered Music
  11. Moment of Forever

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grace Griffith   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Lenny Williams   Piano
Marcy Marxer   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Mandolin,Accordion,Conga,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Human Whistle,Shaker,Wind Chimes
Petteway   Guitar
Tommy Cecil   Upright Bass
Freyda Epstein   Vocals
Ralph Gordon   Bass,Upright Bass
Kim Miller   Violin
Lisa Moscatiello   Human Whistle
Peter Wilson   Violin
Anderson Allen   Bass
Bobby Read   Piano,Soprano Saxophone
David Stambler   Clarinet
Jennifer Cutting   Keyboards
Chris Biondo   Electric Bass
Steve Fidyk   Drums
Hazel Wrigley   Guitar
Jennifer Wrigley   Fiddle
Marcio Botelho   Cello
Rick Schmidt   Fiddle,Violin,Viola
Mike Ault   Rhythm Guitar
Carey Creed   Vocal Harmony
Lisa Ponton   Viola
Scott Giambusso   Bass
Larry Kolota   Percussion
Fred Lieder   Cello
Richard Miller   Guitar
Donato Soviero   Guitar
Pete Sparr   Bass

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Leslie Phillips   Composer
Lenny Williams   Producer
Marcy Marxer   Producer
Richard Wilbur   Composer
Marco Delmar   Engineer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Rico Petrucelli   String Arrangements
Amanda Rose Rowan   Composer
Joel E. Siegel   Composer
Daniel Timms   Composer
Nguyen Ngoc Binh   translation
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Grace Griffith   Watercolor Artwork
Irene Young   Cover Photo
Bruno Martino   Composer
Jennifer Cutting   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Chris Biondo   Producer,Engineer
Bill Straw   Liner Notes
Lisa Aschmann   Composer
Bruno Brighetti   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Grant Livingston   Composer
Easy Club   Inspiration
Gary Billey   Engineer
Carey Creed   Composer
Lois Gerard   Graphic Design
Larry Kolota   Engineer
Regina Anderson   Composer

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