It was New Orleans mom and writer Mavis Beckles who as soon as mentioned, “Elevating children ain’t straightforward.”
However after they’re sleeping? Why, they appear downright angelic. And mom-of-two-girls Shana Lynn by no means failed to note.
“For fairly a couple of years now, I’ve had a factor — an obsession — after they’re sleeping,” says Shana Lynn. “I used to like watching them sleep.”
Years previous. The Vacaville girl’s oldest is now 28 and the youngest is 15. Now there’s a 7-year-old grandson. And sure, the naps got here. And grandma seen.
“I’m considering, ‘They’re angels after they’re sleeping’ and I believed, ‘That ought to be a track,’” mentioned Shana Lynn.
Via the problem of recording throughout COVID-19, the 49-year-old daughter of native nation legend Marty Martin co-wrote “Angels When They Sleep,” out there on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Instagram and different platforms.
Recorded at Laughing Tiger Studios in Marin, “Angels When They Sleep” was unveiled on Feb. 11 and Shana Lynn couldn’t be happier.
“I preserve going again to the truth that any father or mother of their proper thoughts thinks that when a baby is napping, they all the time take a second seem like ‘It’s true, they’re angels.’ I’ve all the time felt that means. I used to be all the time posting photos of them sleeping means earlier than I wrote the track,” mentioned Shana Lynn, chatting in regards to the tune by cellphone throughout a go to this week to her mother’s Clear Lake timeshare.
If her husband, Ken Baumgardner, had three thumbs, he’d fortunately enhance his two-thumbs-up evaluate of the track.
“She’s been attempting her entire life to launch her personal track,” he mentioned. “It’s been well-received thus far.”
That features Shana Lynn’s two big-time followers — her sister, Sherri, and their father.
“My dad loves it,” Shana Lynn mentioned. “He’s a complete nation particular person. He doesn’t like anything however.”
To no one’s shock, “Angels When They Sleep” leans nation.
“Nation is my roots,” mentioned Shana Lynn, who has performed her darndest to go away Vacaville however retains getting pulled again.
Married at 18 after Will C. Wooden and Vacaville excessive colleges, Shana Lynn lived in San Diego. She returned to the Bay Space, acquired divorced, and moved again to Vacaville and married Baumgardner. They relocated to Palm Springs, however — there’s a sample right here — she got here again to Vacaville.
Hey, it’s been good to her dad, a recording artist with deep Vacaville roots and an in depth nation music fan base.
“I’ve been singing with him since I used to be 4,” mentioned Shana Lynn.
4 years later got here the primary paid gig — with a signed contract and every little thing.
“That was enjoyable,” she mentioned. “I nonetheless have that framed $1.”
Then got here radio exhibits. And Jerry Lewis Telethons, the place Shana Lynn recalled assembly Carlos Santana.
Although eager about songwriting for a few years, it admittedly took longer than Shana Lynn anticipated to launch an authentic.
“Longer than it ought to have, so far as being from a household of musicians,” she mentioned.
The wait was price it, she believes.
“I believed it will be track,” Shana Lynn mentioned, co-writing “Angels” with Vic Leon.
“He helped me get it down the best way I needed it,” she mentioned.
Shana Lynn met producer Jim Reitzel at Laughing Tiger on the studio a couple of months in the past. From there she “went forward, went in with masks on, took it off and did my factor.”
It took a day to file, with Shana Lynn’s daughters and grandson recording afterward.
“I needed my women in there someplace,” she mentioned, pleased so as to add her 7-year-old grandson’s “little giggle” to the combo.
The primary time Shana Lynn heard the completed product?
“It gave me goose pimples,” she mentioned. “And I like that impact. That’s once I realize it’s a performed deal for me. Even when I hear a track on the radio. If I get goose pimples, I’ll discover a option to be taught that track.”
Shana Lynn mentioned her sister cries “each time she hears” the brand new track. Sister Sherri, standing shut by, didn’t disagree.
“She’s exceptional,” Sherri mentioned.
As for future endeavors, Baumgardner mentioned that “We are attempting to avoid wasting up the cash for a full CD, ‘Shana, Beneath The Covers With One Foot Out,’” with all cowl songs however one Shana Lynn authentic referred to as — sure — “One Foot Out.”
Marty Martin’s acquired to understand that. And his daughter by no means forgets his recommendation.
“He all the time instructed me, ‘Once you get on stage, if you happen to mess up when singing with this band, proceed to sing. You gained’t cease the track or the music. Go on like knowledgeable,” Shana Lynn mentioned. “Now, once I goof off, I make enjoyable of it and transfer on.”