My Picks: What a Wonderful World – Oria Aspen

Oh my, oh my!!! Once in a while you get to record something that holds up forever and is a special gem, that is certainly the case here.  I produced this session and played acoustic guitar.  I arranged this to have a slightly different feel and some slight harmonic changes.  This is, of course, the amazing classic, “What A Wonderful World,” recorded by the incredibly talented Oria Aspen, from her debut CD, Yellow Paint.

Oria was a whopping 15 years old when we went to Nashville to cut this song.  She blew everyone away with her beautiful sound and mature phrasing for any age, let alone fifteen.  And, to add gold to the pot, it is a duet with the legendary soul rocker Southside Johnny, who added vocals and a gorgeous harmonic solo.  It took us about as long to record this as it will take you to listen to it and could not be more perfect.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful gem.

To hear more of Oria’s music, go to: www.oriaaspen.com

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