AMHERST – Dick Bristol’s love for his mom is reflected in his music on his recently released CD, entitled ‘Songs for Mama’. The project, Bristol said, took him and his wife over two years to write the lyrics, write the music and record the album.
“It’s an old country type record with the heart-felt messages,” said Bristol’s wife Carol who helped write some of the songs her husband recorded. “It’s his own songs with a ballad on there but there’s only six (songs) on it.”
Bristol said this new album isn’t his first, but the songs on it all have a very special meaning to him and he’s sure others will like them as much as he does.
“It’s all about moms and what they go through,” he said. “Everyone is sentimental when it comes to their mom and their father.”
“One song we actually wrote just after his mom passed away,” his wife added.
Since producing the album, Bristol said he’s done a few performances, singing some of the new album’s tracks. The feedback, he said, has all been positive.
“I’ve performed at one nursing home and they really enjoyed the songs. If you listen to it, you will get a tear in your eye,” said Bristol. “I’ve had a few friends call me saying they ‘love the CD but it makes me cry’.”
Also featured on the CD are the musical accompaniment of Gordie MacKeeman and the Rhythm Boys.
With this recent project completed, Bristol said he doesn’t think he’ll produce another one. The CD and the songs were just one task on his bucket list.
The album is currently on sale through Dick’s Jambouree and costs $5, the cost in which to produce the album.