"Songs of the Water Rose" was inspired by the places and people of Northern California. Greg lived in the mountains above Santa Cruz, in a winding valley that follows the San Lorenzo River up through the lush redwood forests. It was this magical spot that was the inspiration for such songs as Wing River, Sunrise Through the Redwoods, and Silence Between the Raindrops. Another source was the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, especially an area called Desolation Wilderness. While hiking with his brother, granite mountains looming on the horizon, the song Whistling Sun was born.
Greg wrote Waltz to Our Future, to celebrate his life and future with Linda. It is a vision of an elderly couple waltzing in their joy and love for each other as they pass through time together.
Another, Song for Jana, was written for a close friend who was battling leukemia and sadly passed away.
Some songs on this CD are available in sheet music format as a pdf download. If you are interested in playing this music, go to the website www.gregmaroney.com for further details.