​21. Chopsticks

22. Playing guitar age 3

23. I love dark chocolate

24. Guitar cables

25. "I'll Be Alright" original music and lyrics written on Charles & Diana wedding napkin

26. Studio notes for "Good Love Ends"

27. Bell my family gave me so I could ring for help when I first came home after the accident

28. Daisies are the friendliest flower

29. I collect elephants

30. Egg shaker

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5. Breathe

Sharon  - guitar, vocals, xylophone
Rod Capps – lead guitar, guitar harmonics

Annie Capps - vocals

4. How Bout You

Sharon – guitar, vocals
Duane Allen Harlick – rhythm and lead guitar
Dale Grisa - organ
Byrce Harding – drums
Jon Reynolds – bass
Susie Woodman – piano

John Finan - vocals

Making "The view From Here" - A Photo Journal

Produced by Duane Allen Harlick

The View From Here is literally a lifelong project begun in college, put down and picked  up  over many  years, always 'in progress,' but without much hope of ever being completed.


And then, I almost died.


​In February 2010, I was in an automobile accident that no one thought I would survive.


Crawling back from that was my full-time job for a long time. And even though I couldn't play or sing, let alone remember my songs, I made a vow to myself that I would finish an album of  my music  so it wouldn't die with me....so that my kids would have a legacy of the best of me...so that I might make someone smile.

 

It was another 5 years before I was able to open a box that contained a whole slew of shrink-wrapped jewel cases with my name on them.  That time was full of frustration, joy, laughter and tears; struggling  just to breathe, see and hear, vocal and physical (and mental) therapy. And a whole lot of support and encouragement. When I say this album is a labor of love, you'll understand why.


​I feel the emotions  you'd expect to feel when you've  finally conquered an elusive goal. But while finishing the album is amazing, the real take-away I'm left with is the gift of the journey. Along the way, I managed to write some new songs, work with some incredible people and capture moments that will stay with me long after this site fades away.


The View From Here is just what it sounds like - a perspective culled together over a few decades of living; my small 'biopic"set to music with some chapters yet to be completed. It may seem odd to call it my Debut  album after all these years. But the term suggests a follow-up that I once thought impossible...so there it is.


I hope you find something in the music to enjoy!

Thanks for listening,


 ​Debut Release 


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12. I'll Be Alright

Sharon – guitar,  vocals
Duane Allen Harlick – guitar

Dale Grisa – piano, strings

11. Walk Away

Sharon – guitar, vocals
Duane Allen Harlick – rhythm and lead guitar
Bryce Harding – drums
Jon Reynolds – bass
Susie Woodman – piano

John Finan, Amy Fong-Kretzmer, Paul Kretzmer - vocals

10. One More Time

Sharon – guitar, vocals
Duane Harlick – rhythm and lead guitar, vocals
Andrew Nichols – tenor sax
Bryce Harding – drums
Jon Reynolds – bass
Susie Woodman – piano

John Finan, Amy Fong-Kretzmer, Paul Kretzmer - vocals

9. You

Sharon – guitar, vocals

Mark Iannace - accordion

8. My Transitional Song

Sharon – guitar, vocals
Dave Hendrickson – upright bass
Danny McCann – jazz drum kit
Duane Allen Harlick – rhythm and lead guitar
Beverly Meyer – vocals

Joel Palmer - vocals

7. Lindy

Sharon  - guitar, vocals
Dale Grisa - strings
Jason Dennie – mandolin

John Finan, Amy Fong-Kretzmer, Paul Kretzmer - vocals

6. Good Love Ends

Sharon – guitar, vocals
Duane Allen Harlick – rhythm & lead guitar
Dale Grisa - organ
Bryce Harding – drums
Jon Reynolds – bass
Susie Woodman – piano

John Finan, Amy Fong-Kretzmer, Paul Kretzmer - vocals

3. Redemption

Sharon  - guitar, vocals, cymbals, rack bell, triangle

Rod Capps – lead guitar

Jason Dennie – mandolin
Dale Grisa - cello

Annie Capps - vocals

2. Every Beat In My Heart

Sharon – guitar, vocals, shaker
Duane Allen Harlick – acoustic & classical guitars, vocals

Danny McCann - Cajon

1. All I Want To Be

Sharon – guitar, vocals, tambourine
Duane Allen Harlick – rhythm and lead guitar
Bryce Harding – drums
Jon Reynolds – bass
Susie Woodman – piano

John Finan, Amy Fong-Kretzmer, Paul Kretzmer - vocals

The View From Here

Bit o' Background

Click on a photo to enlarge it, scroll through the journal and read captions

  1. Recording acoustic guitar scratch track for "Walk Away"
  2. Snare drum brushes
  3. Charlotte's guitar strap
  4. Metronome
  5. Pears 
  6. Picks
  7. Getting a take for "Redemption" video 
  8. High school report card
  9. Prom ticket
  10. Class ring
  11. Phi beta kappa key
  12. Guitar strings
  13. Capo
  14. Triangle - one of my favorite percussion instruments
  15. Demos and 4-track recordings (early originals and Elysian Fields band tunes)
  16. Finger/Hand exerciser
  17. I Love flowers
  18. Jade bracelet
  19. Mic I use for live performances
  20. Teacup and teabag

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