Uploaded on Jan 27, 2008
Our new album is here "Seven Songs For America (And One For The World)"
Due to the overwhelming response for our music, we've gone on to write seven more original songs. The songs will feature Pastor Patrinell (Pat) Wright and the 'Total Experience Gospel Choir', Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron and a host of other talented musicians. Available at www.bergevinbrothersmusic.com
"Why Obama?" Three brothers share their story. In December 2007, when Barack Obama came to Seattle, Joe Bergevin and his family went to listen to him speak. At one point, Joe's daughter Chloe broke through the rope line and stood in front of the Senator. He commented on her, saying, "Come on up honey, it's OK, you can come up here." While she (being 1 year old) declined, Joe shook hands with Barack after the event, and commented to him, "I think you're going to get the job done." Barack replied to Joe, "With your help I will, with your help." At that moment, Joe felt he had been charged with a challenge, and started to think of how he could apply his skills to the task of helping get Barack Obama elected. Within a few weeks, Joe was watching the video feed online of Barack Obama and Oprah together on stage and inspiration set in. That day, Obama told a story about one person, Edith Childs, who energized others with a "fired up, ready to go," chant at one of his campaign stops. Inspired by Obama's "One voice can change the world" speech, Joe wrote some lyrics and rough chords that same day, then called his brother Jon to help him finish and arrange the song. The song is named after Edith's chant. After many phone calls, emails, and sleepless nights, they had assembled the team. Ten days later an epic recording was born with the intention of spreading Obama's hopeful message. Contributors include lead singer Reverend Pat Wright and her renowned Total Experience Gospel Choir, drummer Matt Cameron from Pearl Jam, lead singer Jake Bergevin, other top studio musicians, sound engineers, video teams, photographers, caterers, local news teams and a renovated theater with recording studio. From the first word written to the last note performed, this entirely donated and collective effort demonstrates Senator Obama's unifying message and Americans' desire to act on it. We were in awe of how freely people said, "Yes!" to this project. His words "For that is our unyielding faith-that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country, can change it" demonstrate that great leaders motivate others. Barack is a great leader.
"I would have never imagined participating in an event like this, suddenly having a bunch of people come together on behalf of a political candidate; contributing immediately, so fully and unconditionally," said Stephan Schier, one of the project contributors.
Edith Childs said in the Greenwood Index Journal "I just had no idea that something done spontaneously would go this far -- in a good way," Childs said. "But as far as the song, I think it's cool. And I'm going to go online and see the (music) video when it comes out. But look, I did (the chant) in June, and I had no idea this is where we'd be on January 25."
Now, the song is included on a new album inspired by Obama's candidacy called 'Seven Songs for America (And One for the World)'. This historic and one-of-a-kind album can be purchased by going to http://www.bergevinbrothersmusic.com
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Featuring the following artists:
Composition: Bergevin Brothers Music - Lyrics and Music (Joe), Music and Arrangement (Jon)
Jon Bergevin - Piano, Musical Direction
Osama Afifi - Electric Bass
Matt Cameron - Drums (Pearl Jam) & Production Assistance
Arturo Rodriguez - Latin Percussion
Frank Seeberger - Electric Guitar
Jessica Howard - Tambourine
Pastor Pat Wright - Lead Vocals and Choir Direction
Jake Bergevin - Lead Vocals
Grady A. Austin - Spoken Vocal and assistant choir direction
The Total Experience Gospel Choir
Chip Butters - Sound Engineering
Mark Yeend -- Sound Engineering
Neill Barham - Director and Editor
Paul Killebrew - Producer
Tony Tibbetts - Jib Arm Camera & Technical Advisor
Sean Orr -- Camera