At 14, Jack Cassidy has released his first CD, Be Still My Soul, a collection of inspirational and soulful songs, all sung in a pure and compelling voice that is touching and inspiring even the most seasoned music pros.
Powerful vocals require expert instrumentalists—and Be Still My Soul delivers, with an all-star lineup of accompanists including Jeanne Arland Peterson, Mary Beth Carlson, Brian Brink, Steve C. Anderson and Corey Wong.
The Minnesota musicians accompany Jack on a collection of songs both secular and sacred, from standards like “What a Wonderful World” to the well-loved hymns in the album’s unique Jesus medley (which includes heart-tugging vocals by Jack’s 7-year-old brother, Connor) and popular worship music such as “The More I Seek You” by Zach Neese.
“Jack has one of those voices that you have to hear and see to believe,” says guitarist and producer Cory Wong. “He hears harmonies and melodies in a way that can't be taught. It's exciting to see someone at his age sing so musically and pure. Some people are good, some people are great, and some are anointed. Jack is all three!”
Celebrated Minneapolis pianist Jeanne Arland Peterson, 91, plays on “Danny Boy”—a song she played countless times for Jack’s grandfather, Jim Cassidy, back in the 1950s through 1970s and variety shows and special events.