Les Julian (contributing songwriter/performer on a Grammy-winning CD) and I have written a song called “Grace’s Owl,” an homage to Grace McDonnell and the other Newtown shooting victims. The song was inspired by Grace’s beautiful drawing of an owl, and by her parents’ gift of it to President Obama when he went to Newtown to show support in the tragedy’s aftermath.
Just as President Obama must surely be reminded of the tragedy and its issues when he looks at Grace’s drawing, we offer our song in the spirit of remembrance. “Grace’s Owl” can be downloaded free of charge on this page or from CD Baby at this link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lesjuliantomhazuka. Please download the song and share it with everyone you think might want to hear it or needs to hear it. Please also consider supporting any group working to ensure that no child leaves this world too soon. Thank you.
The people who worked creating and recording “Grace’s Owl” donated their time and expertise. Heartfelt thanks go to Randy Plude (keyboards), Mekenzie Joseph (background vocals), Jenna Grasso (background vocals), Samantha Dorsi (background vocals), Kay Pere (background vocals, vocal coaching) and Bill Pere (recording engineer, vocal coaching) for their contributions to this project. Les sings lead vocals and plays guitar, bass and mandolin.