Jamie Newell



Thanks for supporting my music by buying my CD. I plan to create more CDs of new music in the coming months, as my academic obligations diminish.  I have a new CD of traditional folk music coming out soon, entitled Songs of Love, Death, and Redemption, and I have more projects in the pipeline. In the meantime, you can now order my CD The Songs of Hafiz through Paypal. Thanks again for your interest in my music, and for your continued support.
                                                                            -- Jamie Newell

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"[James R. Newell's] ...musical inventiveness is graceful and inspired. He enters into the seriousness of Sufi spirituality, bringing with him an undeniably American directness that gives up none of its own individuality. If you know the Persian originals, you will recognize these, with a sense of aesthetic shock, as quintessential and beautiful. If you hear them for the first time in English, you will hear a damn good song." 
Carl W. Ernst
Author, The Shambhala Guide to Sufism



The Songs of Hafiz is a unique collection of songs in the World/Folk style. On this CD I've adapted the lyric poetry of 14th century Persian Sufi poet Hafiz of Shiraz to American folk music idioms. The result is an eclectic blend of world and folk melodies which effectively make available the classic beauty of Hafiz's lyrics to the modern, English speaking listener.  The CD is $15.00 plus $2.50 shipping. ( If you buy more than one CD, shipping is an additional $1.00 per item.)



The Blues is My Business is a collection of ten original acoustic blues songs. Songs include: The Blues is My Business; The Death of Robert Johnson; Messin' With the Wrong Fool; Cold Chill; and That's Just the Way I Do. The CD is $15.00 plus $2.50 shipping. ( If you buy more than one CD, shipping is an additional $1.00 per item.)





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