Giveaway Thursday: New Joshua Bell Album: At Home with Friends

by jessicaturner on October 1, 2009


Today I am so excited to be giving away a copy of the new Joshua Bell album, At Home with Friends. I was not familiar with Joshua prior to receiving this album, and all I can say is wow. I have been missing out.

Joshua is a ridiculously talented violinist.

Seriously. Even if you don’t like classical, I don’t know how you couldn’t enjoy his music.

I have really enjoyed listening to At Home with Friends all week while working. I find myself humming along with his strings and just being really relaxed, which is something I have needed lately. At Home with Friends is a duet album with some incredible artists including Sting and Regina Spector.

What I find craziest about Joshua’s talent is that he is so young! He was discovered at age 14 and is now in his early thirties. If you like Josh Groban, I think you will really dig this album (and Josh and Joshua do a duet on it!).

Album Tracklisting (Originally performed by):

  • I Loves You Porgy featuring Chris Botti, trumpet
  • Come Again featuring Sting, vocals
  • Oblivion featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
  • Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban, vocals
  • Para Tí featuring Tiempo Libre, various
  • My Funny Valentine featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals
  • Maybe So featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings
  • Grieg: Sonata No. 3 featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)
  • Eleanor Rigby featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals
  • O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone
  • Il Postino featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
  • Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals
  • Chovendo Na Roseira featuring Dave Grusin, piano
  • Look Away featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin
  • Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar
  • I’ll Take Manhattan featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano
  • Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor, vocals

If you are interested (and can stay awake!) Joshua is going to be on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien tomorrow night.

To win a copy of the album, just leave a comment! Easy-peasy.

For additional entries (leave a comment for EACH additional entry):

  • Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this giveaway using this tweet (one entry- include your twitter handle): @JessicaNTurner is giving away the new Joshua Bell CD featuring @joshgroban, Sting, Regina Spector and more http://su.pr/2lryGQ Pls RT
  • Become a public follower of this blog (if you are a follower already, that counts too!)
  • Subscribe to this blog using a reader like netvibes, google reader, etc.
  • Become a fan of The Mom Creative on Facebook.
  • Become a fan of Joshua Bell on Facebook.

I will post the winner on Sunday! Good luck!

Updated: I just did a YouTube search of Joshua and realized he is the violinist in this Washington Times experiment of would people stop and listen to one of the world’s greatest violinists? Turns out I HAVE seen him before… and you probably have to. Remember this?

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Michele October 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

oo never heard of him either but i love classical and josh groban – thanks!

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Anonymous October 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

Hi Roommate! I love him! What a cool giveaway you are doing.

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Holly Brennan October 1, 2009 at 11:58 am

Yes. I am a public follower, I'm going to be tweeting, and sure, I'll be a fan on Facebook. All for a very good cause – I WANT that album. I don't have that one of his yet.

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Stephanie October 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Oh – this would be a perfect Christmas present for my dad!

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Josh October 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Love me some Josh Groban…so would love a chance to check him out!

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Josh October 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

I just dropped a tweet about it!

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Josh October 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

You are in my google reader!!!

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Stephanie October 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm
Stephanie October 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I'm a follower of your blog!

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Katie October 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I've never heard of him either, but I love Josh Groban. Sounds like I would really enjoy it.

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Katie October 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I follow your blog…Yeah for extra chances to win!

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Tiffany October 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm

So fun! Thanks for the chance to win! I have never heard of him, but he sounds great!

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Jacky October 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I LOVE strings! And anything classical. So yes, please for me! =)

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Jacky October 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm

And I am already a follower!

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Amber, That's Me! October 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I would love to win a copy, it sounds fantastic!

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Amber, That's Me! October 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I am also a google reader subscriber! Thanks!

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Jen October 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Never heard of Joshua Bell but I love classical music and know I would LOVE this album!!

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Jen October 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I am a follower!!!

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Jen October 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Your blog is on my google reader!!

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julie.schellin October 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm

My 16yo daughter would LOVE to have this. Thanks for the great giveway!

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julie.schellin October 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I also follow you on Google reader.

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Elizabeth Bailey October 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Sounds like a great CD!

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Elizabeth Bailey October 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I've got you in Google Reader.

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Melissa October 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm

this sounds like a great cd!

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Melissa October 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm

i am already a follower.

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The Pittman Family October 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I would love this cd!

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The Pittman Family October 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I follow on Google Reader

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The Pittman Family October 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I'm a follower!

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Emily October 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I would LOVE to have this for my classroom!!

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Emily October 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I'm a follower, too!

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Nancy October 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I would love to win this, like everyone else! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Everyday Thoughts October 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I am a fan of Creative Mom on Facebook!

-Amy S.

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Everyday Thoughts October 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Just became a fan of Joshua Bell on Facebook! Amazing!

-Amy S.

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Everyday Thoughts October 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I am a follower of your blog!

-Amy S.

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Everyday Thoughts October 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I subscribed to your wonderful blog!

-Amy S.

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Everyday Thoughts October 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I posted about your giveaway on twitter!

-Amy S.
gloriousSAHM

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Nancy October 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I'm following you, and I tweeted!

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Nancy October 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I'm a public follower now!

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Nancy October 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I'm a public follower now!

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Nancy October 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I already read your blog on Google Reader!

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ordinarilyextraordinary.com October 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

i love violin music. i've never heard of him, but would love the chance to win. my grandfather played the violin and i always wish i had learned it as well as piano.

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Nancy October 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I just becamce a fan of The Mom Creative on FB…

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Nancy October 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I just became a Josh Bell fan!

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ordinarilyextraordinary.com October 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I follow you on Twitter and just tweeted about it.

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Lara October 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Love Josh Groban so sounds like I would like this talent as well. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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Matt and Cristin October 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Yeah! I want to win!

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Matt and Cristin October 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I'm a fb fan….give me that cd! :)

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ordinarilyextraordinary.com October 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I'm a follower of your blog.

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ordinarilyextraordinary.com October 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I also subscribe in Google Reader.

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ordinarilyextraordinary.com October 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I became a fan on Facebook too.

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Lindsey and Lee October 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

i'm up for trying new music! and i am a follower!

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Youth Leader 1138 October 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Sounds like a good album!

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Janet Oberholtzer October 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Love Josh Groban, so I'm sure I'll like this Joshua also.

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Janet Oberholtzer October 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm

You are now in on my iGoogle page

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Janet Oberholtzer October 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Fan of yours on Facebook now

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Janet Oberholtzer October 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm

and one more thing – fan of Joshua Bell on Facebook also.

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Brittney Galloway October 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I love his music!

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Brittney Galloway October 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I'm a public follower!

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Brittney Galloway October 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I became a fan on Facebook of the Mom Creative

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Brittney Galloway October 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I became a fan on Facebook of Joshua Bell!

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Becky October 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I have never heard of him but I would love to get the cd. I am sure I would play it a lot… I have a cd of a lady named Lucia Micarelli that I found through Josh Groban that is on repeat everyday in my office. (she is a violinist).I love her stuff so I am sure I would love Joshua Bell. :)

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Anonymous October 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Cool! My 16 year old son plays violin and would love this-Whitney B

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Lisa October 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm

loved the Joshua Bell experiment when I saw it a few years ago, and have a few of his albums too.

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Lisa October 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Became a public follower too :)

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Laura October 1, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I posted a comment on Facebook by accident. Does that count?? :) We'd love to add this album to our classical repertoire…my son LOVES the violin. =)

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Kathryn October 1, 2009 at 2:52 pm

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this! Thanks!

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Michael Levitt October 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm

This looks like a great cd!

Blessings

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Kathryn October 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I'm a public follower!

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Kathryn October 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I just tweeted you!

@KathrynStafford

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David October 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Always looking for great music. Thanks. (PS: The video was from Washington Post.)

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Kathryn October 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I've just become your facebook fan!

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Eva Joy October 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I love stringed instruments!! They amaze and mesmerize me. I would love to hear him!

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Eva Joy October 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I am subscribed to your blog in Google Reader, too.

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Brett October 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I have never actualyl heard him but our pastor used the story of him in the train station as an illustration just a few weeks ago. I would love the album

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Miss Lagasse October 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I play the violin! And I love music!

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dbergey October 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Comment, Comment. Want music.

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Melinda AKA medialady October 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm

thanks for the great info about him and I hope I win! (I will also DVR the show in case I fall asleep – LOL!)

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kate October 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm

ooo, I love Joshua Bell! Sadly (tragically) I don't own any of his music though.

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Megan October 1, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Sounds like a wonderful CD! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Andrea October 1, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I love Josh Groban so I think I'd really love this too! Thank you!

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Andrea October 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I follow you on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/4528413289

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Andrea October 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I'm a public follower!

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Andrea October 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I subscribe via google reader!

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mandiegirl October 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Sounds fun! Thanks!

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Shooting Stars Mag October 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm

this sounds great. thanks for the giveaway.

-lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

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Shooting Stars Mag October 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm

i follow the blog

lauren51990 at aol dot com

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Shooting Stars Mag October 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm

i follow on twitter and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/4529229605

@shootingstarmag

lauren51990 at aol dot com

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kristi October 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm

I'm a follower! :)

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psalm13914 October 1, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I love listening to strings. I think this is a great giveaway! Thanks!
Cindy

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Suzie Button October 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I would love to have some relaxing music in the background of my day! Please count me in! Suzie

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.Bella. October 1, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this. You should look into Josh Vietti, he's amazing also, but is strictly violin! My husband and I saw him play in Santa Monica!

=)

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Angela Kim October 1, 2009 at 6:01 pm

love classical! helps me calm down with two little boys at dinnertime :)

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Angela Kim October 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm

you're on my google reader.

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Monica October 1, 2009 at 6:07 pm

We love Joshua Bell. My children fall asleep to Romance of the Violin every night!

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Jennifer October 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm

This would probably calm down my classroom a good bit!

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Catherine October 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm

This is an awesome giveaway!

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Rachel E. October 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I played the viola for 8 years in middle/high school and this is the first classical giveaway I've ever seen. :-)

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Rachel E. October 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I tweeted! @rtbs17

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Rachel E. October 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I'm a public follower!

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Rachel E. October 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I subscribe to you using Google Reader!

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Anna October 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Joshua Bell also did the soundtrack for Ladies and Lavender, and it is a truly beautiful album. :) It was the first time I had ever heard him.

Someone once mentioned how he played in a Metro stop, but I had never seen it. It amazes me all the beautiful things we pass by so easily sometimes..

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The O'Brien Family October 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Hi Jessica!

I would love to win a copy of that CD. When Joshua Bell was 3 yrs old my dad sold his parents a new car! He grew up in Indiana, and my dad ended up selling his parents quite a few cars. He remembers little Joshua running around the showroom! He turned out to have an amazing musical talent!

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Andrea October 1, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I would love to win this! I bought my husband a violin just so he would learn and play for me ; )

andreaandtyler [at] hotmail.com

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Can October 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I love albums like this! Jim Brickman on piano comes to mind…would love to get this album regardless!

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Hipekicker October 1, 2009 at 8:40 pm

That's great! Can't wait to hear him.

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Shelbie October 1, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Sounds fabulous! Thanks!

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gitz October 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I remember watching that video and thinking, "What in the world is wrong with these people?!?" I had no idea who he was, but always wanted to live in a city where music played on street corners.

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Zajac Family October 1, 2009 at 11:57 pm

His music is heavenly! I brought his CD and Josh Groban's with me when I was hospitalized and on bedrest for four months with #6…always was the perfect antidote for relieving stress!!!

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Anna October 2, 2009 at 1:06 am

How fun to learn of a new great CD! Thanks for your recommendations and giveaways.

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Anonymous October 2, 2009 at 1:55 am

I know I would enjoy this CD…hoping I win :)
Sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

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Ana October 2, 2009 at 2:11 am

Hi! I found your blog through Angie Smith's. Love it! So excited about the scrapbooking site you have a class on. Anyways, I love classical music, especially on the violin. Thanks to you and Angie for you awesome blogs and for hosting the book club for Crazy Love…loving that book!

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Ana October 2, 2009 at 2:12 am

Hi again,
Just became a follower of your blog.

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Ana October 2, 2009 at 2:15 am

Became a fan of The Mom Creative on Facebook. :)

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Ana October 2, 2009 at 2:15 am

Okay, last one. :) Became a fan of Joshua Bell on Facebook. Thanks!

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Ryan and Erin Russell October 2, 2009 at 2:46 am

Sounds interesting. I love a good mix of musical talents and genres.

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Ryan and Erin Russell October 2, 2009 at 2:46 am

I'm a follower.

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Erin October 2, 2009 at 3:55 am

i subscribe to your blog in google reader :)

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Erin October 2, 2009 at 3:56 am

i follow you on twitter :)

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Erin October 2, 2009 at 4:04 am

i am a follower of your blog :)

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Christy October 2, 2009 at 4:29 am

Something relaxing? That would be awesome!

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Christy October 2, 2009 at 4:29 am

I am a fan of yours on Facebook, too!

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Sarah October 2, 2009 at 4:59 am

I'd love it! (I'm an orchestra teacher) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sarah October 2, 2009 at 5:01 am

and I follow your blog, too!

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Angie October 2, 2009 at 5:05 am

Oh how I love Josh Groban so I'm positive I will love Joshua Bell. I am going to check out that youtube vid now! :)

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Angie October 2, 2009 at 5:06 am

I follow you on twitter and just tweeted about this
@aweywithwords

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Angie October 2, 2009 at 5:06 am

And I am a public follower of your blog, as well!

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manizor October 2, 2009 at 9:18 am

…leaving a comment and hoping i win!!

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manizor October 2, 2009 at 9:19 am

i also subscribe via google reader

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Bev October 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

This CD looks great!

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Kimberly October 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I'm thinking Christmas!!! :) Thanks for the lovely give away.

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Sheree October 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I am always looking for new music for my kiddos, ages 5 and 9. This would be great for my daughter who is about to begin violin lessons.

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Jennifer October 2, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Hi! I just found your blog, it's wonderful!

I'm now a follower here & on facebook!! Great giveaway!

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Jennifer October 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Fan on Facebook!!!!

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Jennifer October 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Now I'm a follower!! WOo hoo!!!

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Andrea October 3, 2009 at 12:22 am

What a great give away!

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Andrea October 3, 2009 at 12:22 am

I follow you on Google reader!

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Still Cross Photography October 3, 2009 at 2:19 am

I am loving your post about baby products! Very helpful and I know you research the items which is nice b/c I get frustrated and confused with all of the research!

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Kristin October 3, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Sounds like a great giveaway! Thanks!

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