To mark our opening, ZapBoomBang invited the children of the Houston charity Purple Songs Can Fly, which is dedicated to helping the young patients of the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, to write song lyrics which were then produced and recorded at ZapBoomBang Studios by Andres Levin, the GRAMMY-winning producer, writer and founder of the nonprofit Music Has No Enemies. Proceeds from the iTunes sales will go directly back to Purple Songs Can Fly. To purchase go to: itunes.apple.com/us/album/its-out-there-waiting-feat./id571241651
Joining Levin and the children is an all-star cast of musicians and performers, including Gustavo Galindo, a GRAMMY-nominated Latino musician; Marsha Hancock of Nashville, a soulful country singer with a touch of southern blues; David Garza of Austin, Texas, who was voted second only behind Stevie Ray Vaughan as Austin Musician of the Decade; West Texan Stephen Barber, part classical composer, part poet and part rock-n-roller; Brannen Temple of Austin, Texas, is a highly accomplished and versatile drummer who began his musical journey at the age of 10; and Suzanna Choffel, a sweet-voiced New York transplant who’s gaining critical acclaim with the 2012 International Songwriting Competition's Performance Category.
The lyrics and music to "It’s Out There Waiting" were written and composed in less than four days and this original song will be sold on iTunes along with a behind-the-scenes video and digital booklet of the making of the song. All proceeds from iTunes sales will be donated to the children’s charity, Purple Songs Can Fly, who co-created the single.