Anniversaries, Accomplishments And Other Stuff Cindy Likes To Talk About
Cindy and I were at my digs practicing our music a couple of weeks ago when, out-of-the-blue, Cindy asked me if I realized we had an anniversary coming up? The possibility that you might have forgotten something like that strikes fear in the hearts of the toughest of men, and the sweat on my forehead was giving me away, Of that, I was sure. Although Cindy and I aren’t involved romantically, two previous marriages must have been sufficient fodder to trigger my psyche.
“Are you alright, Paul, you look like you’ve just been held at gunpoint?” Cindy asked me.
I was thinking, “I’d rather be held at gunpoint than to face this oversight.” Instead, I said, “No, no, I was just thinking about our, uh...”
“Anniversary? Oh, that’s sweet. Just think, in a few months, we will have been singing together for three years.”
“Singing together? Singing together! Oh, yeah, yeah, wow! It’s hard to believe it been almost three years.” I could feel the blood returning to my cheeks, “And so many doors keep opening up for us, right?”
Cindy, ignoring me, was looking down at a notebook where she’d been scribbling, “You know, it’s good to look back and reflect on specifically what we’ve been able to accomplish, don’t you think?”
“I’ve been keeping up with our accomplishments since we’ve been together. Do you have any idea how many engagements we’ve played in less than three years?”
“I would guess about...”
“Over 300! Can you believe it, Paul, can you believe it?’
“I think that’s...”
“Over 300! And we’ve performed for thousands of people. Aren’t you even remotely interested in our accomplishments, Paul?”
‘Sure, I am, but I...”
“We’ve won competitions, been awarded a grant and done entire church services. We’ve...”
“I was going to say...”
“Recorded our first CD together. You know, Paul, we have a lot to thank Spirit for.”
“Well, I agree.”
“But how are you going to thank Spirit when you can’t remember not even one of our accomplishments? Sometimes I worry about you in that way, you know?”
“Well, my memory is bad.”
“How bad can it be?”
“How bad can what be?”
“Your memory, Paul, your memory! Gracious, do you know how hard it is to work with you sometimes?”
“You might’ve mentioned it a time or...”
Cindy got up abruptly and headed toward the door, “I need to go, Your head’s obviously not in the game today. Go write a blog or something.”
Alas, the business of In-A-Chord does somehow manage to get done, despite my personal shortcomings :). We indeed do have a lot to thank Spirit for. And in all sincerity, none of our accomplishments would have been possible without the support of our fantastic fans. We love you guys and gals and promise you more heart, harmony and humor is coming.
Making Music That Matters
Music has the power to uplift our spirits and inspire our souls. Cindy Ballaro and Paul Huff, along with musical accompaniment from Greg James, perform together as In-A-Chord. They bring to the world original and unique inspirational songs, melodies and harmonies, coupled with a delivery that is unmistakably heart-centered. The high energy, feel-good sounds of In-A-Chord gives audiences a transformational experience that touches their minds and their hearts.
In-A-Chord has been singing together since March 2015, meeting and getting their start at Unity of Charlotte in North Carolina. A prolific songwriter, Paul has written over 300 songs that fall into the genre of “positive” music with styles that include rock, folk, folk-rock, gospel, country and country-rock. Cindy has been singing as a soloist and with groups since her first choir experience at age 8. Together they have a special blend that their fans call “sheer musical chemistry”. Greg James, a seasoned musician, adds his musical talents on keyboards, guitar, drums and background vocals.
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