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DANDELION's music came about after a dream of a beachside jam session with friends, and the lyric was inspired by the radio-clock-alarm NPR interview of author Isabel Allende that woke me. Kiku Collins shines on muted trumpet throughout, and her flugelhorn weaves in harmony with Daniel Mintseris' melodica on the choruses and Bacharach-like outro.


When I feel my fire dying
I remember Dandelion
Though she’s lost
All her bloom and her seed
Riding on the wind
She has everything
She needs

Once the belle of the bouquet
When the summer fades away
She opens wide
To embrace the next
friendly breeze
Riding on the wind
She has everything
She needs


Through the thorns and tangled vines
Up comes Dandelion
Reaching for the sun
Showing everyone
her means
And her sunny smile
That no man can defeat


Dandelion I need to know
How you make your blossom grow
How you stay
So beautiful and true
Oh Dandelion
I will follow you
I will follow you
I will follow you


from Sailor's Daughter, released July 1, 2007



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Celia Chavez California

The tiny but mighty Celia Chavez has spent the past several years traveling the world as a 20-Feet-From-Stardom style backup singer to stars such as P!nk, Melody Gardot and Julia Fordham. She is currently a featured vocalist and duet partner in the touring band for Enrique Iglesias.
As a solo artist, Celia makes records in the tradition of 1970's Laurel Canyon; real musicians making real music.
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