His music has been described as Randy Newman meets Billy Joel while worshiping at the temple of Leon Russell. The album's title refers to a favorite teacher of Pine's when he was very young. Julie Love was kidnapped, robbed, assaulted and murdered in Atlanta in 1988. The connection he felt with her remains strong.
"These songs are dedicated to Julie Love," Pine says. "She was my teacher, and she was stolen from the world in 1988. She is living in my music."
Pine is a well read man taking in books from Michener to Hemingway and a lot of biographies, a fact that exhibits itself in the depth of his lyrics. Take the song "It's A Holiday." "I feel music in my life, running its course, its path through my veins, chest and heart. Human condition, feel pain, pleasure balance the tightrope since the garden of Eden. Prison guards cut the chains, let the women and the men go free. It's a holiday, every day you breathe."
A different emotion revealed from the heart in "Fall Into My Arms." "Trust that I'm the man for you, Love me just for me, and I will love you.Will you be there for me for ups and downs? When I'm on top and kicked to the ground? I'll tell you my feelings, the ones deep inside." The man in this song does not approach romance carelessly, but with a faithful, emotional rendering with trust and promise.
Every song here displays a life and heart of its own, and each will bring a different impression on the listener. There will not be a comparable offering on any CD by any other artist this year.
The first Atlanta dates have been announced. April 9, 8:00PM at Red Light Café, 553 Amsterdam Avenue, NE. At this show Pine will be backed up with Guy Strauss on drums, Michael Lamond on Bass, and Ahsa Ahla on conga and percussion. April 25, 6:00PM, Pine will perform solo at the Atlanta Waverly Renaissance Hotel, 2450 Galleria Parkway.
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