The sweet and uncorrected voices of local youngsters have joined that of recording artist Leah White on a new album devoted to Houston’s heritage. It’s being created in time for the city’s 175th birthday celebration in August.
Wednesday was recording day for the young vocalists, who sang at SPARS member SugarHill Recording Studios, with engineer Chris Longwood. Families had a “backstage pass” including a private tour of the famed facilities where many nationally-known artists got their start.
“Houston: Our Roots are Strong” features 14 original songs by White, a Southampton resident, about historic landmarks around town: the Astrodome, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Downtown Aquarium, Landmark River Oaks Theatre, the Heritage Society, NASA, Buffalo Bayou and Allen’s Landing, Rice Hotel, Freedman’s Town, 1940s Air Terminal Museum, Christ Church Cathedral, the Vaquero statue in Moody Park, Live Oak Trees and the Julia Ideson Library. More info on-line.