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The Serenity Project

The Serenity Project

Employing the musical arrangement of The Serenity Prayer by Robert Kelaghan, dedicated to those of us affected by addiction whether in recovery and/or supporting someone… Catherine Scholz will be recording Robert’s arrangement of this prayer and producing the track for worldwide distribution during the summer of 2024. Estimated release date: 9/1/2024.

Half the proceeds of download sales from this song will benefit the care of Robert Kelaghan (sent directly to Punita Greenberg) and half will be donated to Refuge Recovery (a non-profit organization supporting those in recovery). Streaming revenues on all platforms will go directly to the executive producer of this project, Catherine Scholz.

Musicians personally touched by addiction and moved by the prospect of giving back to the recovery community are invited to participate in this project. The lyrics (adapted by Scholz to appeal to believers and non-believers alike):

“Please grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change and the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference oh, grant me serenity, grant me serenity.”

The success of this project will rely upon the sharing this project widely among the community of those who loved and appreciated Robert’s music as well as those in recovery. Questions may be directed via email to Catherine Scholz.

The Serenity Prayer
Photo credit: Jef de Buyzer 2006

May the best outcome be for all beings!

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The Rainbow Connection now available on all platforms :)

The Rainbow Connection” is here! Please purchase at BandCamp and/or add this song to your playlist/library on your favorite platform:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7orSeoLcQpp4tZsvrTSU0i?si=9azREImHQbaXK33De-LgSQ

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-rainbow-connection-single/1743460266

Pandora: https://pandora.app.link/xOb2fE7ERJb

Amazon: https://amazon.com/music/player/albums/B0D2RVS67L?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&musicTerritory=US&ref=dm_sh_h5qBoa1ICcX92TnDjHYTB481D

Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/track/359868205?u

Deezer: https://deezer.page.link/ZNvazUqLF9LnXL746

Anghami: https://play.anghami.com/album/1051904180?refer=found

YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm2M56uh1dw

Some reviews: “Performed with delicate finesse and soulful resonance, the demo version of “The Rainbow Connection” rendition showcases the enchanting vocal prowess of the artist. Set against the backdrop of stripped-back simple acoustic guitar, her voice takes center stage, weaving a tapestry of warmth and nostalgia that transports listeners to a bygone era of innocence and wonder. The gentle strumming of the guitar sets a tranquil mood, inviting listeners to embark on a journey of introspection and self-discovery. As the melody unfolds, each lyric resonates with newfound poignancy, evoking memories of simpler times and universal truths. In the realm of timeless classics, few songs possess the enduring charm and universal appeal of “The Rainbow Connection.” Originally made famous by The Muppets and later by John Denver, this iconic melody has become synonymous with the spirit of peace, love, and harmony that defined the 1970s. Loved it!  – Oghamyst Music

“This track, from the very first round of chords, has me very excited! I especially liked this tempo management where you go from small sections where everything is flowing, to beautiful, poetic pauses; almost like breaths. Your voice moves between the highest and middle textures, alternating moments of greater power with others where your singing is very sweet and delicate. I like this track very much! Very good!” – The Hand Editions

In other news, my live stream series continues to build momentum, please join me on UrsaLive.com Wednesdays until June 26th. Please RSVP here: https://bnds.us/qephzt

Watch replays of my previous livestreams on my YouTube Channel here:

The Familiar Road” was featured here:
https://x.com/musicnewsmnthly/status/1778807213068366215

and on this playlist:

“Hallelujah” was added to these playlists:

“Let This Be Enough” was added to these playlists:




4 of my songs are being featured here May 20-24th:

New Cover Song Coming Soon: Rainbow Connection

I’m pleased to share that I will be releasing my version of “The Rainbow Connection” as a cover song at May 24th! It’s already getting rave reviews: “Performed with delicate finesse and soulful resonance, the demo version of “The Rainbow Connection” rendition showcases the enchanting vocal prowess of the artist. Set against the backdrop of stripped-back simple acoustic guitar, her voice takes center stage, weaving a tapestry of warmth and nostalgia that transports listeners to a bygone era of innocence and wonder. The gentle strumming of the guitar sets a tranquil mood, inviting listeners to embark on a journey of introspection and self-discovery. As the melody unfolds, each lyric resonates with newfound poignancy, evoking memories of simpler times and universal truths. In the realm of timeless classics, few songs possess the enduring charm and universal appeal of “The Rainbow Connection.” Originally made famous by The Muppets and later by John Denver, this iconic melody has become synonymous with the spirit of peace, love, and harmony that defined the 1970s. Loved it!  – Oghamyst Music

“This track, from the very first round of chords, has me very excited! I especially liked this tempo management where you go from small sections where everything is flowing, to beautiful, poetic pauses; almost like breaths. Your voice moves between the highest and middle textures, alternating moments of greater power with others where your singing is very sweet and delicate. I like this track very much! Very good!” – The Hand Editions

In other news, my live stream series continues to build momentum, please join me on UrsaLive.com Wednesdays until June 26th. Please RSVP here: https://bnds.us/qephzt

In other recent news, “The Familiar Road” was added to these playlists:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7H8xTKqcSZMq6O7j15i82B?si=22a6853840194be0

The Familiar Road” was featured here:

Catherine Scholz

Take My Hand” was featured on these websites:

Seguimos en marzo y con buena música

Canciones recomendadas para esta semana de marzo

My Heaven” was featured on these internet radio shows:

https://tinnitist.com/2024/04/15/groover-playlist-256-the-temperature-is-rising-part-1/

https://tinnitist.com/2024/04/15/groover-playlist-256-the-temperature-is-rising-part-2/

https://tinnitist.com/2024/04/15/groover-playlist-256-the-temperature-is-rising-part-3/

Right Here Now” was featured here:
https://musicnationperu.wordpress.com/2024/04/17/abril-sigue-con-fuerza-y-con-buena-musica/

Right Here Now” was added to this playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0RaE6HiOMmbBg0qZhrOxLK?si=c897774d9afa4418

The Familiar Road is now available on all platforms

It’s here! Please purchase “The Familiar Road” at Bandcamp: https://catherinescholz.bandcamp.com/album/the-familiar-road (doing so directly supports my work as an artist) and/or listen on your favorite platform – post a comment and let me know your response to these tracks. The 7 songs on this album evoke tones of anger, confusion, passion, and depth regarding love sought and lost, existential questions and the ponderings of the meaning of my young adult life. Enjoy!

Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6aKbol9IMViRyXsj1OJXET?si=Bz7tYyZbSDGHcpOkXl7yKA

Apple Music:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-familiar-road/1737914972

Amazon Music: https://amazon.com/music/player/albums/B0CZ1ZMDNZ?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&musicTerritory=US&ref=dm_sh_hXWYDQoX13cv3wgCzmx8tX3ZZ

Pandora: https://pandora.app.link/zU6IF5kPJIb

Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/album/353563121

Deezer: https://deezer.page.link/JsRMPLLEW5Jz3Af69

Album Credits:

Catherine Scholz – vocals, guitar

Sean Gill – audio engineer, guitar (on some tracks)

All of my music is now available for purchase through BandCamp here:

https://catherinescholz.bandcamp.com/

Review of “My Heaven” –

Hi again and thanks for submitting! “My Heaven” sounds like a heartfelt folk song that seems to delve into themes of longing, fulfillment, and the pursuit of inner peace. With only a guitar as accompaniment, the raw and unedited vocals add a sense of authenticity and vulnerability to the emotional journey portrayed in the lyrics. Opening with contemplation on the nature of heaven, questioning the dichotomy between blessings and curses, the protagonist yearns for a heaven defined by simple pleasures and the warmth of a lover’s embrace, contrasting the idealized image with the complexities of reality. Throughout the chorus, the protagonist reflects on their personal vision of heaven, characterized by an abundance of love and laughter. This sentiment is further emphasized through the imagery of falling for the moon on a cloudless night, highlighting the beauty found in moments of vulnerability and connection. As we progress in the song, the lyrics explore the elusive nature of peace and fulfillment, acknowledging the presence of unresolved dreams and unfulfilled desires. Despite feeling bound by metaphorical chains, the protagonist grapples with the notion that liberation is within reach, if only they had the courage to seize it. In the final chorus, the repetition of the phrase “My heaven” serves as a poignant reminder of the protagonist’s unwavering pursuit of happiness and contentment. Loved the soulful goodness! I will share it on my socials and playlist ASAP!

All the best and thanks! 🙂 – Oghamyst Music

My Heaven” was featured here:

Let This Be Enough” was added to these playlists:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6UdmcD579KUPA72CmXPsXS?si=30c44b1c0b644775

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2RyJXLyTbVJcgAIo6p7Aco?si=0dd9e6af56764602

Take My Hand” was added to this website:

Canciones recomendadas para esta semana de marzo

and promoted on Instagram here by Laura Meets Musicians:

and added to this playlist:

Right Here Now” was featured here:
https://tinnitist.com/2024/02/26/groover-playlist-249-everything-you-need-almost-part-1/
https://tinnitist.com/2024/02/26/groover-playlist-249-everything-you-need-almost-part-2/
https://tinnitist.com/2024/02/26/groover-playlist-249-everything-you-need-almost-part-3/

Catherine Scholz

and added to these playlists:




Let This Be Enough” was added here:

“Take My Hand” new love song is here! and other updates

Happy Valentine’s Day, hope you’re feeling loved! My new love song “Take My Hand” is now available on all major platforms, enjoy! Purchase at BandCamp

Listen on Spotify:

Listen on Apple Music:

https://music.lnk.to/T3e6Pr

Listen on Pandora:

https://pandora.app.link/QduJRuTAbHb

Listen on YouTube:

Listen on AmazonMusic:

https://music.amazon.com/albums/B0CVBL64F4?do=play&trackAsin=B0CVBL3NQT&ref=dm_sh_x9RdneklHWRc2kslG7gMFlTJm

Listen on Deezer:

https://www.deezer.com/en/album/546359602

Listen on Tidal:

https://tidal.com/album/344613283

Donate via Venmo

Production Credits and Details:

Release Date: 02/14/2024, single
Original song by Catherine Scholz (lyrics and music)
Guitar and vocals by Catherine Scholz
Recording assistance: Francisco Aviles
Mixing and mastering: Oz Fritz
Lyrics: Take my hand from now until then we’ll have eternity, you’ve given me love like I’ve never known, I return it gratefully. Now with all my heart and all of my soul I pledge this day in truth: take my hand and never forget how much I love you.

Thanks to Groover, “Take My Hand” is being featured on these internet radio stations, social media sites and playlists:

https://tinnitist.com/2024/01/29/groover-playlist-245-making-the-most-of-it-part-3/


Byron Bay, Australia:
https://www.bayfm.org/shows/living-your-arts-off/

Let This Be Enough” continues to gain traction and was featured here in Peru:

La navidad llena de buena música

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7b9EI2H5DPC8ytGLRyfPzI

Hammer and the Chimes continues to be added to playlists and internet radio around the world:

Hallelujah was featured here:

Canciones recomendadas para esta semana de enero

Right Here Now” (pop mix) has been added to this playlist by Playlist Booker:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1PKMWGNFrf5JG29wIthRmv

“Take My Hand” new love song coming soon!

Here’s a preview of my new love song, “Take My Hand” (original song):

I wrote this song many years ago and I’m grateful to Francisco Aviles for helping me get unstuck with recording this. He also mixed and mastered this version. Enjoy!

More Hammer and the Chimes adds:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Zf8Eq4YgqGTPUr9mzK380?si=d0cbe0d48a4c40ff

https://laut.fm/7tage-7songs

Catherine Scholz

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbphU16YEF5vUSHVPIjL5XU9Ra16iniYC

Soon you can add my music to your TikTok videos here:
https://music.tiktok.com/artist/6578682035416602632?channel=seo

Donate to Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance by purchasing “President”

President” from Whirlwind Girl has been included in the fundraiser for the Middle East Children’s Alliance – please donate to support the distribution of vital supplies to the children.

MECA is based in Berkeley, has been around for 30 years, and they are using their relationships in Gaza right now to get supplies out in whatever ways they can, wherever they’re able to go. They’re also trying to partner with bigger organizations to get supplies through when they are unable.

Donations to them will go toward the urgent relief needed to support the immense suffering and devastation happening now in Gaza.

We recommend donating as much as you can – $25-100 sliding scale – proceeds after Bandcamp fees all go to MECA. Thanks to Jessie Woletz (@seaweedsway) for organizing this campaign!

Mixtape for Palestine
Listen to “President”

Hallelujah 2023 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grass Valley, CA – November 19, 2023

Introducing a Captivating New Cover Song – “Hallelujah” written by L Cohen, adapted/arranged by Catherine Scholz, mixed and mastered by Oz Fritz.

Catherine Scholz, an award-winning singer-songwriter, is set to enchant listeners with her latest arrangement of “Hallelujah.” This highly anticipated song showcases her production team’s exceptional talents and Scholz’s unique vocal style, captivating fans with its poignant lyrics and moving melodies.

With “Hallelujah,” Catherine Scholz delivers a mesmerizing experience that combines elements of Folk and Indie Pop, evoking a sense of relaxation with a touch of melancholy. The track’s dreamy undertones provide a poetic soundscape that beautifully aligns with Scholz’s evocative vocal presence.

The song’s instrumental arrangement features the skillful blending of ambience from inside the Basilica de Sacre Coure in Paris and acoustic guitar sounds provided by Michael Logue and Francisco Aviles. The guitars gracefully support Scholz’s vocals, creating an enchanting and immersive musical experience. From the first note to the last, listeners are transported into a world where emotions flow freely and harmonies resonate deeply.

Driven by a BPM of roughly 80 with occasional variations, Scholz’s “Hallelujah” entrances listeners with its cozy vibes and delicate nuances. Scholz’s masterful execution and the overall high-quality production ensure that the song’s sentiments are effectively conveyed to the audience.

Catherine Scholz draws inspiration from influential artists such as Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Sarah McLachlan. Her musical ingenuity shines through in her version of master songwriter Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” adding a unique dimension to the Folk genre and contributing to her burgeoning reputation as a rising star in the industry.

As a recording artist and songwriter, Catherine Scholz has continuously impressed fans and critics alike with her extraordinary compositions. Her ability to blend heartfelt lyrics with a captivating vocal delivery has garnered her a dedicated following around the globe. “Hallelujah” is a testament to Scholz’s outstanding talent and serves as a representation of her evolution as an artist.

For those seeking solace in enchanting melodies and poetic storytelling, Catherine Scholz’s “Hallelujah” is a must-listen. Stay tuned for the release of this extraordinary song, set to captivate audiences worldwide on December 2nd, 2023

Production Credits

Pre-Save on Spotify: https://show.co/tlf9o62