Jo Ann White | Anchor of the Tides

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Anchor of the Tides

by Jo Ann White

Soothing meditative music. Enjoy the beautiful sound of acoustic guitar while getting lost in the peacefulness it offers.
Genre: Easy Listening: Mood Music
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1. Dreamin' of Latin Nights
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2. A New Day Dawning
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3. Fields of Gold
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4. Reflections
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5. Center of My Soul
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6. Remembrance
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7. Gentle Breeze
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8. The Water is Wide
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9. Anchor of the Tides
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10. My Heart Will Go On
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11. You Are So Beautiful
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12. All the Heavens
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Album Notes
I received my first guitar when I was about ten years old. I learned a few chords, and my sisters and I began to sing in church, talent shows, and at family gatherings.
Music has always been an important part of my life; however, I wasn't really passionate about it until I discovered an amazing singer named Eva Cassidy. The first time I heard her voice, I was blown away! I also loved her guitar style. Like so many others, I was completely captivated and awed by her talent, but it was much more than her incredible voice or guitar playing. Every single song she sang seemed to be coming from deep inside a sacred place within her heart and soul.

Eva's story and music gave me the courage to dig deep down inside myself to explore my creative spirit, and the courage to overcome my fear so that I could enjoy the wonderful gift that God had given me. I was playing only rhythm guitar until I discovered Eva in 2003. I loved her guitar work so much that I was determined to learn to play some finger style. Then I decided in order to write my own tunes, I would need to learn to play the melody. It has opened up a whole new world for me musically, and I enjoy playing the guitar so much more now.

I believe God uses people to inspire us. Eva was definitely my inspiration, and that's why this CD is my tribute to her. Eva Cassidy's life was cut short at thirty three years of age as a result of malignant melanoma. My track, "Remembrance", was written in loving tribute to Eva.
Although I have no formal training, I am in love with the soothing sound that guitar brings to myself and countless others.
A very special person heard my music and encouraged me to release it for others to enjoy. It truly is therapy for me, and I'm hoping it will bring some comfort to others who need a soothing presence in their lives.

I have composed seven original tunes for this compilation CD. Since I play by ear rather than read music, my composing consists of hearing a tune in my head, then playing and recording it. It gives me a sense of great accomplishment when a tune truly comes together for me.
My original songs are a reflection of the peacefulness I am experiencing while playing guitar.
When I'm playing music I have this all is "well with the world" feeling.
I am especially proud of 'Dreamin' of Latin Nights' and 'Center of My Soul'. Eva Cassidy's brother, Dan Cassidy, and her father, Hugh Cassidy, accompanied me on these two selections. Both men are gifted musicians. Hugh does a great job adding the eloquence of the cello on 'Center of My Soul'. Dan Cassidy's musical genius clearly shines through in the violin that he added on both songs. The way he doubled his playing to provide an orchestral effect is nothing short of incredible.
It has been a dream come true to have the Cassidys work with me on this project. I also appreciate the encouragement Hugh has given me over the past three years.
I hope my music will bring much peace to every soul who hears it.

I thank God for the gift He has given me, and also for all the people he has placed along my path as I travel this journey called life.
A special thank you to Hugh and Dan Cassidy for their contribution to this CD. What an exceptionally generous family the Cassidys truly are.

I also thank my family and friends for their love and support, and for listening to me go on and on about my music!

Thanks to David Snead for his contribution. He shot the photos for the front and back cover of the CD.

Thank you to Mark Bloot'hoofd for allowing me to use his beautiful image that is printed on the CD and inside the liner. To view more of Mark's work, visit:

Thank you to that 'special person', Kimberly Morrow, who encouraged me to release my music for others to hear. And thank you to Kim for editing my liner notes. I appreciate your contribution to my CD.

Thank you to Brad Moore for creating my website.

And a special thank you to my dear friend, Tammy Moore. Thank you for all the photos in the CD insert and on the website. Thanks for helping me compile my thoughts for the liner notes as well as printing. And thank you for your encouragement and friendship.

God bless each and every one of you.

Jo Ann White

Visit my web site for more information and pictures.


Downloads available at itunes

Also visit Eva Cassidy's website at:

Guitar recorded and mixed by : Jo Ann White
Cello and violin recorded and mixed by: Larry Melton
CD edited by: Snow Hill Music Studio
Print work and photos by: Tammy Moore


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Tammy Moore

Anchor of the Tides
This is an AWESOME CD. Every song is beautifully done! And when it's listed as soothing music, well, that is EXACTLY what it is!

gloria french

true admirer
i am so proud of you for following your heart and having the courage to pursue your dreams. I am amazed at how much your playing has improved in such a short time, remember I am your sister and I heard it for years and years!!!!!It's great- I listen to every chord and know the talent that is behind the person. Congratulations - a job well done!

Sheila Lacks

Anchor of the Tides
Jo Ann, first of all I want to thank you for making this CD. When I was first told that you were in the process of making a CD, I wondered if it would be one that would be relaxing from start to finish. In the last four years, I have purchased several CDs looking for something that would be relaxing and soothing from beginning to end. I had not been successful in that quest. That is up until now! I was in the process of once again looking for yet another soothing CD when I was told yours had been released! Let me say it is WONDERFUL! From the first song through the last. I love it! I have not been able to pick a favorite song yet because I am enjoying every one of them. I encourage anyone who is looking for a CD to relax or meditate with....or to fall alseep by to pick this one up! Thanks again for this beautiful artistic work!

Claudine Talbert

This is a wonderful CD. It's refreshing to hear something so different. It truly touches the soul! I look forward to hearing more from this talented new artist.

Lisa Carden

This cd is absolutely the most soothing to the soul music that has ever been composed. I know you may think that I'm bias and I am, but honestly, your music is beautiful. I'm your fan for life. I am very proud of you.

Lisa Carden

This music is absolutely beautiful. It is diffently soothing to the soul. I know I'm probably bias, but your music is great!!!!


Anchor of the Tides
What a peaceful collection of songs! This album is relaxing, and melodious. It offers superb guitar music for those who need to be swept away into a peaceful retreat. The original tracks are inspiring, and the remix tracks offer a soothing spin on some legendary songs. What an awesome compilation of talent and soul. This is an ANYTIME vacation from stress! Super Job!

Donna Overbey

Anchor of the Tides
This cd is fabulous,I played it at the office and everyone loved it too. I can't wait to buy one. It sooo soothing. I am very proud of you.