One of my favorite memories & honors...opening up 1st time for the incredibly talented & so loved..Willie Nelson at Charley's Paia Maui he's played numerous times with many musicians thru the years. The 2 night show, he peformed with another legend I also truly admire,.Kris Kristofferson.
Willie Nelson " I really liked your CD" smiles Willie who performed with Kris Kristofferson at Charleys in Paia. " Keep up the good work,don't give up". We all closed the night out visiting at his home around his poker table talking about music, touring, food & Maui..a gentle humble soul.
Kris Kristofferson During the unforgettable 2 night of event, Kris made my night coming up to me to say"You sounded great...don't give up"..keep on singing". He also lent me his guitar to play the 2nd night! Thank you Kris :)
Woody Harrelson's Also at the big event..."nice show, nice music" All incredible down to earth talents!. You never know who will show up at Charley's :)
Many years ago I met Bob Rock thru our children who schooled together....
Bob Rock Blessed to get to know Bob & his family thru our children's school where I volunteered teaching music. Later thrilled he offered to personally mixed Track 2 " I wanna be" on Handprints CD in his incredible studio, very lucky :) He took time from his busy schedule & listened to my 2nd CD Midnight Rain ... said he really enjoyed the work. : ) Sweet sweet family
Shep Gordon Alice Cooper producer graciously visiting with me at his home here on Maui to chat about music & the music industy. He stated he liked my music for Handprints in Stone. A nice compliement, Very Sweet Legend & very kind to take the time to sit & talk with me about the music biz back then!.
Rob Crawford MAJ, TN Air National Guard deployed for operation Iraqi freedom
Mailing requested music at the time."Dear Cheryl I wanted to personally thank you for your CD you sent the troops here. Your thoughts of us and support are greatly appreciated. God Bless you & God Bless America".
Channel Press Cheryl Rae performed last night to a full house and a magical night of great music and laughter at the Lighthouse.
Maui News "Handprints in Stone" Another of Maui s talented musical wahines (woman) goes by the name of Cheryl Rae. Songs range in styles from jazzy to contemporary & is currently getting airplay on the islands KPOA.
The Maui News By now the entire island has heard that Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson played at Charley's in Paia last weekend with pal Woody Harrelson among the Saturday crowd-the parking lot was packed! Cheryl Rae opened both nights for the big-time Maui residents & gave them copies of her new CD "Handprints in Stone". An ecstatic Cheryl reported, Willie said he loved it."
The Seattle Times (part of ) Make your reservations right now at the Lighthouse Inn on the Waterfront! Friday only! In the Pilot Room, Cheryl Rae & Marie DeJournette.
The Maui News "Rainbow Music Festival" Featuring Henry Kapono, the Browntown Review & : Cheryl Rae- a fabulous jazz & blues vocalist-BB Shawn, an extraordinary, multi-talented 17 year old....Chant -cont. pop group.
MP3.COM For 6 weeks "Tomorrow will come" is number "1" on MP3 most downloaded.
Artist "Lono" Cheryl Rae plays the Seafest. She brought to the show an amazing wealth of talented musicians, all coordinated by her. Her love for music and writing is abundant in her endless resource.Her soothing vocals woos anyone who hears her. Her kindness upon meeting her is becoming one of Maui's vast hidden jewels. The show was flawless and the audience was in her trance. We hope she returns to the SeaFest next years and delivers her superb blend of music. Always dedicated to the art, thats Maui's Cheryl Rae. By Lono 2002
Artists "Lono' part llMIDNIGHT RAIN CD While listening to Cheryl Rae's just released CD I was struck by the albums cover & the many places Cheryl has traveled to. Bringing her music to the far reaches of the globe. I am sure they must want her to return there. With lyrics included I started my journey.Spirits in the wind is the love song of songs, spread your wings & fly, oh sweet angel, & soothe me with your amazing harmonies. Cheryl Rae delivers her sort of country style yet rock rhythms in Love and Cold Words. Midnight Rain (title track) reaches into your feel good, with her sort of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Harmonies. True Hearts, I'm missing you Tonight & I'm Kind Of Blue unequivocally makes her Maui's female love balladeers. Voices from the Heart is a must listen to song. She packs the work in this. Dont try to tell me & Do you remember tells of the changing times we all face in our lives, done so well. Cheryl Rae has also gathers some real cool players for this album. Tom Hall guitars, Dave Anthony guitars, Deon Estus bass, Gilbert Emata keyboards, Josh Greenbaum drums, and on vocal harmony Marie DeJournette, well done Marie. Cheryl really delivers on Midnight Rain..sultry, sexy, calming to the ears, kind to the heart. Thoughout the years this CD will bring you joy. I am glad Cheryl Rae is a pioneer & comforts us in the arms of her warm embrace, please bring up more. This CD will be in your top ten CD rotation. Thank you so much Cheryl Rae........"Lono of Ono Lono Music". 2002 Music is Life....and Life is the never ending song.
Susan Guille/Community Project ManagerTOM MORROW EQUESTRIAN CENTER
Thank you so much for making our grand opening so special with your beautiful voice. It added a very nice touch to the festivities. We really appreciate your contribution to our community arena. 03
Joseph J. SchmidtHeadmaster~Seabury Hall Thank you for your generous contribution to the 29th Annual Seabury Hall Craft Fair. By supporting this fine event, you helped to raise the funds that will provide life changing educational opportunities for many of Maui's finest young people.Your musical performance for our Craft Fair entertainment was a great contribution and clearly added to the success of the event.
Sue Williams~Washington Maui's top pick Singer Cheryl Rae at the very gorgeous Ritz Carlton Hotel I heard the performance of Cheryl Rae. I could tell she loved to perform, and gave her heart and soul to her music. Her songs could reach the very core of your heart, lift your spirits and give you much joy and peace. I'm so glad to have all her CD's they brighten my everyday and take me back to the wonderful time spent on Maui. If you are lucky enough to see Cheryl Rae it would be an event of a life time. She's a very special talented writer, singer & musician.
Lady Six Strings: Melanie from lady six strings writes: Your not destined for stardom~ your already there 10 out of 10 "Handprints CD'
Kerry Anne CT.Hi Cherylrae, I am a singer from CT and I absolutely love your music.
"MUSIC QUEST"~SOUL CITY CAFE Contest 2 open for Jewel:Behold our amazing regional finalist's. These fine bands & solo artist's survived 2 tiers of eliminations & eventually heard by members of Industry Expert Panel
I've been lucky to live on this beautiful island Maui, call it home & work with some incredible talent that I can call friend. Thank you to all mentioned & many more I've played with & hope to meet!