by John Grooms
Longtime Charlotte music lovers and readers of CL know P.J. Brunson. P.J., a pianist/guitarist/singer/songwriter, performed for some time, primarily in the '90s, with a variety of partners, most notably in the duo P.J. & Marisa. These days Brunson is helping raise funds for Hospice & Palliative Care, with her musical partner, violinist Laurie Neal. The two formed the musical group Ananda (perfect bliss in Sanskrit), and have recorded an album titled Still Waters, with a portion of the proceeds going to help support Hospice. The album is a collection of piano-and-violin duos, mostly written by Brunson, performed in a New Age style, although that label doesnt do justice to the calm beauty and melodic gifts evinced in the music. Its well worth your time and money, and youll be contributing to one of the worthiest of worthy causes. You can find the album by clicking here.