“Judah’s Song” Debuts CD - Well Received
“Judah’s Song” had the debut of their new CD, “Songs of High
Praise” at the Safe Haven Café in Somers Point on Saturday night. The band is
made up of local friends who have known each other since high school and have
added new friends along the way.
Lead vocalist Ted Dawkins has a soulful sound and singer/songwriter
Aaron Palermo plays acoustic guitar and has an alternative sound. Palermo finds
inspiration to his songs while surfing or just about anywhere.
The packed house (200 +) with standing-room-only ranged from young
to old and was very enthusiastic about the music. The band also consists of
drummer Zack Pashley (behind drums), Matt Sheppard on electric and bass guitar and Brandon Astin
on percussion. Guest performers for the night were harmonica player Glen
Taylor (below right), bass guitarist David Santos (below left) and saxophonist Clay Cromer (very bottom). Sheppard wrote
and performed “I Could.” (Middle right)
Palermo, Astin and Dawkins (Above)
The CD was recorded and mixed at the Safe Haven Studios by
Shane Reed and the support of Ruben Velez from New Covenant Community Church.
Pastor Steve Evans talked to the crowd about priorities in life and what we spend our time
doing to find satisfaction.
The CD is available on itunes and http://www.myspace.com/judahssong
The Safe Haven Café is open Saturday nights at 701 New
Hampshire Ave. Somers Point behind Burger King Below: Palermo at studio. www.safehavencafe.com