I am so thankful for my family, friends and fans for their expectations and encouragements on this album… After three years of production, it has seemed like a short “lifetime” that I have been working on this adventure!
I really want this to be a blast for everyone to hear. I really aimed to stretch myself and my sound across a larger latitudinal line… I feel the influences and ideas of several gifted musicians make this record shine!
As always, I revel and celebrate the beauty of the ocean’s grandeur and majesty! Drive along the coast… Let the waves of sound saunter in across the beach and sand… Feel the mist… Wade with bare feet into the peace and beauty of it all… Waves of Grace...
Here are some of the talented people who were involved...
Singer, guitarist, songwriter David Eugene Ivey; Smooth jazz pianist/recording artist Cecil Ramirez;
Engineer/producer bassist/programming Ralph Stover, who has done projects for Word Records, Point of Grace and Maranatha Records; Brent Bourgeois of Bourgeois/Tagg who in recent years has worked with such artists as Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay and Jaci Velasquez; Contemporary recording artist and highly acclaimed smooth jazz guitarist Steve Laury; Guitarist Mike Roe, the frontman for the critically acclaimed band the 77s
A special thanks to Jennifer who I am privileged to share my lifes journey side by side with. She is an amazing graceful, beautiful woman. She is the best! David Eugene Ivey, making this record with you was a blast. It would not have been possible without yourimagination, creativity, talent and friendship. Ralph Stover your skills make all these songs
shine. Cecil Ramirez your awesome talent and heart pour out into every song. Steve Laury, Brent Bourgeois, Lance Taber, Michael Roe, Eddie Ramirez what a pleasure to make musicwith such creative and brilliant people. Matt Sawhill and Curtis Harvey, working togetherwith you both is such a joy. I appreciate your friendship.
The Musicians for the Eric Evans Project...
Eric Evans: Flute, Alto Flute, EWI (Electronic Woodwind Instrument)
David Eugene Ivey: Vocals,Twelve String Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards on "Finding the Reasons Why"
Cecil Ramirez: Keyboards on all songs except “You Are My Provision” and “Will You”
Brent Bourgeois: Keyboards on “You Are My Provision”; “Will You” and Vocals on “Will You”
Steve Laury: Electric Guitar on “Only You Can Believe” and “Shoreline Highway”
Lance Taber: Electric Guitar on “Seaside”, “There’s Only One Way” and Acoustic Guitar on “A New Dawn”
Curtis Harvey: Electric Guitar on “Home” “A New Dawn” and “Finding the Reasons Why”
Michael Roe: Electric Guitar on “Will You” and “Waves of Grace”
Ralph Stover: All Drum programming; Bass on “Seaside”, “Home” and “Shoreline Highway”
Eddie Ramirez: Bass on “February Clouds” and “Will You”
Matt Sawhill: Bass on “Only You Can Believe”, "A New Dawn” and “All of My Love”
Bruce Spencer: Drums on "Seaside", "February Clouds", “Only You Can Believe” and "A New Dawn”