New CD: Be of Good Courage (Niah and Allisha Merrill)

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Two years ago, Niah and Allisha Merrill won my studio recording contest and last August, we recorded their project. I got a box of them in the mail the other day and they are now available on

There is a good bit of variety on the album. The selections range from very dramatic pieces (the Merrills do drama in their shows) to a light original that I love about the pain of not being able to have children. There are a few jazz-infused pieces but most of the project leans traditional/inspirational.

I really enjoyed working with this couple and as they start their career as musicians, I wish them the best.

You can buy the project here or from their site.

Here are some samples. If you don’t see a video below, click here:


Greg Howlett

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