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MP3 Stephanie Pauline - Deep Blue Sky...a Love Story
In songs written for her husband, Stephanie Pauline, acts as an artistic catalyst imbuing courage into listeners as we drink deeply of life''s great store with her; mouthfuls of humanity: elation/fear on a voice that bleeds and triumphs in the same breath.
Stephanie Pauline is a prolific songwriter. With over four hundred songs she is able to capture the tragedies, and fancies of human experience with such honest candor it leaves concertgoers leaning forward in expectation of what the next line might hold. Her songwriting ranges from earthy alternative, to rock, inspirational Christian, to worship, and every now and then there’s even a dash of folk/country here and there. She has coined the style foaltro, (Folk/alternative/rock). Her ultimate musical goal would be to have songs playing on Christian, secular, worship, and country stations. Not only is she an exceptional songwriter, she is also a phenomenal vocalist. Her voice bleeds and triumphs all in the same breath creating a desirous sound all her own.
I suppose some of this depth both in writing, and in the deeply emotional presentation of her material is due to the difficulties life dealt out in force in her young life to adolescence. After what she calls five years of darkness God recovered her and renewed within her an inborn sense of music that has accompanied her all through her life in varying degrees. She says that songwriting came to her like breathing or laughing; it’s just always been a part of whom she is and what she does. She was inspired and encouraged early on in her passion for music by her mother who sang her to sleep many nights to one home spun ditty or another. Her life’s journey has enabled her to reach people of all walks, and she especially loves going in to detention centers, with Youth for Christ, using music, and her story to help deliver the transforming good news of Jesus Christ. She is able to speak powerfully into lives through the medium of music.
Stephanie Pauline plays piano, and guitar. She has also been an integral part of the recording of her three full length CDs, and her three song CD, having co produced all of those recordings. Her last two recordings brought her to Nashville and LA where she recorded with some of the industry’s best studio musicians. She was asked to be on a compilation CD of well-known artists from the Twin Cities, where she grew up, and she accepted. She has been featured in newspapers around the Midwest and one of her songs has been used on a sound track in a film called “My Lawyer”. She performed over 80 concerts and radio interviews from 2006-2007 along with her band members from CO and MN. Her music takes her all over America and beyond. She has performed in many great venues. Her talents, and passion have won her a few record label offers, and the attention of some high-level industry professionals. In 2004 More than Music Inc. her ministry, and the hub of her music, was made an official non-profit, enabling her to receive donations to further the work.
To give some credit where it is due we can share that the album "Rush the Sea" saw the contributions of Dave Cleveland on guitar and Steve Brewster on drums. David Davidson played some live strings and Gary Lunn lended a hand with some lovely fretless bass on the song featured above called "Anything to be with You". (There were too many phenomenal, well known players to list here but just listen and you''ll see.)
The fire and driving force behind all that Stephanie Pauline does is best stated by the mission of More than Music Inc. which is… “To revolutionize the culture at large, one heart at a time, through the means of multimedia, ministry, and money given until everyone on earth knows, and lives the love that is in Jesus Christ.” Tied closely to all her endeavors is her goal of funneling the profits of her life’s work to worthy causes, world relief efforts, and social evangelism. Having been on many mission trips, including a month long mission to an orphanage in Vijayawada, India, Stephanie Pauline has seen first hand the extensive destitution, both spiritually and physically that plague most of this planet. She has chosen to waive her salary since the non-profit was made a legal entity in 2004. Her heart’s cry is to see Christ’s healing and blessings flow all around the world, and she has vowed to take these messages God has given her in the form of songs as far as He will allow her to go.
She is married, with one son, and a newborn daughter. She daily works to further her own authentic representation of the face of God in her personal life, and in her ministry. Her music is simply an overflow of that.
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