The Company of Angels
Recorded, mixed and mastered at EARS Studios, Fenton, MO
Gentle and revealing, Ellen Gomez bares her soul in this, her debut album, "The Company of Angels." Opening with Parallel Trains, this song picks up steam quickly with a folksy blend of guitar, dobro, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica, the perfect song to start her first recorded musical journey. Upbeat and wonderfully arranged, Parallel Trains prepares us for the beautiful music that is just around the bend. With lyrics as honest as a confession, Gomez lets us know that she relies on her sensitivity and love of nature to carry her through life's difficult moments. The title song, The Company of Angels speaks of experiencing a moment of clarity at a sad time, when she believes that she is being watched and loved by angels that hover near and by. Just as unexpectedly and revealing, Basho's Waltz is a delightful instrumental, with a violin and guitar that dance together during an uplifting and joyous four minutes. Still, there is a touch of sadness in Gomez's music, held together and healed by the sweet salve of her spirituality and sense of hope for peace in the world. I would be remiss not to mention Song From a Childhood Dream, a masterful instrumental that conjures up images of sidewalk hopscotch and carefree summer days. For a debut recording, Gomez shows us she is as comfortable as a composer as she is a lyricist. Don't miss an opportunity to bring Ellen Gomez to your ears, and you'll bring her to your heart.