Produced, recorded and mixed by Stuart Rosenberg at the League of Creative Musicians.
Copyrighted by Adam Bellows 2013. All rights reserved.
Thank you to Ricky Bellows, Vocals (and co-writer of "Good Day"); Sari Greenberg, Vocals; Richard Bunn, Bass; Donald Stille, Piano; Morris Jennings, Drums; Ryan Mayer, Percussion.
A special thank you to Kristen Gogol for producing my Kickstarter.com video and for creating my album artwork. Thank you to Lisa Baydush for creative input on the song, "Shabba, Shabba." Thank you to all my backers on Kickstarter.com and all other donors for believing in me and this project. It means so much knowing how much support I have in my life. Thank you to the preschoolers of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, IL for their enthusiastic, "Shabbat Shalom!" Thank you to JCC Chicago for providing a venue in which the song "Shabba, Shabba" could grow. Thank you to Am Shalom in Glencoe, IL for giving my family and me a musical and spiritual home for many years. Thank you to the faculty, staff and attendees of Hava Nashira for giving me guidance over the years and helping me to develop into the singer/songwriter/songleader I am today. Thank you to Debbie Friedman z"l for creating a beautiful world of contemporary Jewish music. Thank you to Rebecca Berger z"l and her family for being part of my life and for being my bright star, shining in heaven. Thank you to my entire family for all of their support my whole life and in this process. An especially a huge thank you to the greatest friend in the world, the kindest, sweetest woman, and the most supportive and loving wife, Melissa.
I have been a songleader in the Chicagoland Area for over a decade. I have musically led many congregations in worship, and am now pursuing Rabbinical School. I have been a singer/songwriter most of my life and this is my debut Jewish album!
My song, "Shabba, Shabba" has grown in popularity and is now being used in the JCC's of Chicago, as well as other various locations around the country.
I have recreated some prayers that are thousands of years old by adding modern sounds and rhythms. At the same time, I have utilized some ancient modes in my song, "Negev Lullabye."
This album is meant to be a journey through Shabbat. It begins with singing to G-d and showing "hakarat hatov", or grateful appreciation. The song, "For Those In Our Hearts," reminds us that Shabbat is a time of reflection and remembering those who have passed. That song and "Everybody Has A Place" are dedicated to the memory of a dear friend, Rebecca.
I plan to songlead and perform throughout my rabbinical career, as well as continue to publish music. I would love to come to your community and share my music as Artist-in-Residence. I also teach others how to be successful songleaders and would love to come to your community and host a workshop. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.