Review by April Kranz & Staff
Multi-talented Annemarie Picerno has made waves throughout the pandemic with her music. As a Grammy member, award winner, singer, songwriter, and director, there’s just about nothing Picerno can’t do. And now in Nashville, she’s teaming up with singer-songwriter Matt Barfield on her latest release, "I Thank God For This Moment." Produced by legendary Bob McGilpin, this is a song that shines to the top in the month love. To start, this song is filled to the brim with inspiration from the blues, country, and gospel traditions. With classic gospel-tinged lyrics, we get to hear a powerhouse duet professing the song's message of lasting love and gratitude. Barfield starts off our first verse, thanking God for Picerno’s smile, while the next verse Picerno gives thanks for Barfield’s sweet songs. Yes, Picerno can sing any genre she chooses, but Picerno singing the country-gospel genre is truly a match made in heaven. Together the duo radiates romance, the kind that permeates from kindred spirits, soul-mates. “Thank God For This Moment
He's Shining his Light....on our Love
A precious gift in this Life... From Heaven above
Giving me you...I thank God For This Moment." (Lyrics and Music - Annemarie Picerno)
This Valentine’s Day we’ll be saying “sweet heavens” to this duo. If you’re looking to tell your love just how much they mean to you, or you want to nod your head to some good ol’ bluesy tunes, Picerno and Barfield will fulfill your heart and soul. And if you’re in neither camp, listen anyway because this song has it all: it grooves, it moves, and it spreads light, love, and hope. Picerno and Barfield are a must listen to in the month of love.
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About Annemarie Picerno
Annemarie Picerno is a Grammy member, Americana Music Association member, Indie Collaborative artist and 2018 Josie Music Award winning artist in Nashville. She has performed in theater, bands in every musical genre, comedy shows, film, radio and television. Her diverse musical sounds mix country, pop, blues, soul, and rock. She was awarded Best Music Video Concept and Grand Jury Prize Gold Best Music Video at the 2021 Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival for her music video "Color Blind", as well as Best Music Video for 2021 The Global Non Violent Film Festival, Artist of the Year in 2019 & 2020 Red Carpet Holland Awards, and awards at The Gran Royale Music Awards and LDM Radio Awards. Select singles also released on Bongo Boy Records and for consideration on the 1st ballot for the 61st, 62nd, 63rd and 64th Grammy Awards. Matt Barfield formerly of the duo Mercy Shine joins Annemarie Picerno on this collaboration. Matt has toured performing Rock, Southern Rock, and Country and is currently recording his solo album in Nashville.
About Bob McGilpin Bob McGilpin's first release was 1978's "Superstar" on Butterfly records which became a Billboard hit along with "Sexy Thing" and "When You Feel Love." He had multiple major label record deals with Casablanca, RCA, and Butterfly/MCA and landed three #1 hits on the coveted Billboard Dance Charts. Bob now produces music from Nashville for tv, radio, and many artists including Annemarie Picerno, Benny Pitsinger, Steve Owen, Lyia Meta, Rita Faye Tanner, and Kathy "Ma Bell" . Producer, Songwriter, Engineer and Designer/Builder of MVAmps Custom shop amps and The New GEMTONE Series amplifiers. Bob McGilpin website Connect with Bob McGilpin on Facebook