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New Roads

by Alan Haynes

"New Roads" is from the heart of Americana,with an acoustic grass roots sound and a message that offers gentle spiritual assurance.
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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1. three shadows
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2. this tiny little seed
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3. happy birthday, mom
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4. when i wasn't looking
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5. faith in you
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6. the wrong doors
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7. you choose
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8. prayer first
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9. do it again
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10. what you really want
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11. i don't just believe (i know)
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12. the right side
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Album Notes
"New Roads" is the result of a year spent in production, with highly developed vocal and instrumental arrangements. There are consistent, often subtle, spiritual overtones. It is a potpourri of acoustic sounds and styles, including folk rock, country folk, rockabilly, bluegrass, often with New Thought Christian messages.It is upbeat, positive, and full of affirmation as he encourages us to explore our own new roads. He offers hope and declares faith as we face our fears and deepest feelings.
Alan’s voice has been often compared to Chris Smithers, Chuck Pyle, and Rick Nelson. His style is often compared to John Prine, with a James Taylor finger picking flair.
Please Note: Many of the songs on "New Roads" can also be heard "live" (as well as with additional studio production songs) on Alan's later release, "Spiritual Journeys" (available as Cds and/or downloads).

Instrumentation includes guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, various percussion, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. It judiciously incorporates two, three, and four- part harmonies. Alan plays a 1972 Martin D-28 guitar on these recordings. This twelve-song studio production was mastered by two-time Grammy nominee Fred Bogert of Briarpatch Productions in Hendersonville, Tn. Fred has produced, played on, and/or engineered over three thousand recordings.

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Buy the CD here or click on the links down and to your left to download individual songs!

“New Roads” Credits:

Alan Haynes: lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
Sue Kroupa Riley: keyboards, lead backup vocalist, guide and inspiration
Bill Alves: bass on all except “Faith In You” (Jeff Cinotti) and “When I Wasn’t Looking” (Alan Haynes). Sound Engineer, vocal coach, guide through the wilderness of recording.
Gary Denton: Drums on all except “Faith In You” (Kevin Lindsay)
Mike Riley: mandolin
John Gary: banjo
Kevin Lindsay: djembe
Janet Whedon: various percussion
Mary Elliot: background vocals
Karen Erickson: background vocals
Vicki Alderman: background vocals
Keir Walton: background vocals on “Faith In You”
Teri Gary: Graphics and counselor
Mastered by Fred Bogert of Briar Patch Productions and Chrome Records, Hendersonville, Tn., producer of 3 Grammy-nominated CDs.

"Faith In You" from this CD was published in the national Unity songbook, "Spirit Is Joy."

Some listener comments:
"I took your CD to Chicago this past weekend and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it..... a lot of powerful material in there."- David Roth, Recording Artist

NEW ROADS - Alan Haynes -
"Alan's debut CD is filled with heart, from the heart of Americana. Alan's voice goes to your soul and he becomes your best friend halfway into the first cut.
Listening to the opening strains of "Three Shadows", you may think you accidentally put in a Bob Dylan CD. Alan has a very acoustic grass roots sound that makes you feel you are in the room with him. "Tiny Little Seed" is a fun bouncy affirmation of faith. There are topics of family, friends, lovers, God, faith, personal transformation and a touching eulogy birthday song to his mother. This CD and songbook are a great combination for an acoustic - based music team. Companion songbook of lead lines, words and chords." - Richard Mekdeci, Recording Artist,
Publisher of "Sound Connections"

Ever reach for a CD in a moment when you're feeling sort of lost? I found Alan Haynes' first cd in just such a moment, and felt, as many friends have told me they felt, too, that he was singing me "hope." His songs offer wise reflection and gentle assurance for the traveler. His music is sure and sincere, and the lyrics are good company on the Path--not "religious," but powerfully spiritual. We listen to so many CD's "one song at a time," and may tend to favor one or two in an entire collection. But every song on Alan's CD is integral to the soul's journey, and we listen to it in entirety, over and over. Every one is a "keeper," and every one takes us on "New Roads" that we know we will long to travel again and again. -- The Reverend Leddy Hammock, Unity Church of Clearwater

"I took your CD on the road with me. I enjoyed listening many times. The whole CD has such a positive feel and message.We really need that on this planet now. I am so glad you are sharing your heart with all of us. " - Singer songwriter Kathryn Stafford

KW in Nashville
March 26, 2008
"Your songs have great atmosphere....that's the best I can say it!
It's real folk music. Good stuff."

A songbook (also titled "New Roads" and containing 10 of the 12 songs) is available at


Alan Ross Haynes was born long, long ago on a far away planet, where he was raised by
terrestrial bipeds who played country music.
Alan Ross Haynes is a composer/author/ performer, recording artist, studio musician, and guitar/ vocal teacher who has written and recorded well over 100 songs.
He is an enigmatic iconoclast.

He has performed with high level performers, including David Roth, Karen Taylor-Goode, Jana Stanfield, Dick Kniss (bass player for Peter, Paul, and Mary and John Denver), Fred Bogert (grammy-nominated producer), Steve Gillette (uncountable Grammy awards), Susan Kroupa-Riley; Greg Greenway, Richard Meckdeci, Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Melissa Holland, Scott Ainslie. Vito Petrocito, Mark Dann, and many others.

He has completed his third full length CD,"Spiritual Journeys". His first, "New Roads", can be heard on radio stations around the world.

His song "Back In Vietnam" has been included on a Bear Family Records Collection, "Next Stop:Vietnam". This renowned German label has featured some of the biggest stars in musical history!

His music has been featured on broadcast radio shows from New York to Massachusetts to Oklahoma to England , the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. He has even been heard in Belarus.

On internet radio, he is a featured artist on The Viking Radio Network in Ca. (part of the Radio Live 365 network., as well as appearing on such stations as:,, whole wheat radio, nessmp3 (Scotland),,,,,,, Maddhouz radio,, Kinda country (Australia), Radio Clandestino, Faith MP3, and others.

His first full length CD ("New Roads") and single releases are sold on CD Baby and are available digitally there and through I-Tunes and many others including :
Audio Lunchbox,, Yahoo Music, Emusic, MusicIsHere, Bitmunk, PassAlong, Tradebit, GreatIndieMusic, PayPlay, GroupieTunes, Nexhit,, e-tunes, Verizon Music, Liquid Digital Music, and others.


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we love the web site and the music ie great
the cd is a very good listening, a mood and relaxing cd we love it much and listen to it often
butch h. from wisconsin
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This CD is awsome. It's got everything from country to folk to even some blues sound. Worth every penny.