This is a project designed to honor the life of one who knew how to love well-- Aimee Wallis Buchanan. Her hospitality, compassion, and care for all God’s people, especially those on the margins of society, were an inspiration to many. Her love of the arts and her passion for youth ministry made a lasting impact on generations of young people.
In gratitude for her life of service, a variety of musical artists have lent their voices and talents to create this album. Like Aimee’s life and friendships, the contributors of these tracks come from many backgrounds. Some are lifetime professional musicians. Some have never recorded before. Some are youth, while others are older. Some knew Aimee only a short time, while others were blessed to know her for much of their lives. But all of them, in some form or another, were impacted by her life and felt a calling to give something back in gratitude.
There are a wide variety of musical styles included in the album-- from rock to folk, blues and ballads, and symphonic music as well. This only makes sense, because Aimee’s interests were wide and she was a welcoming presence for many different kinds of people, with diverse styles and ways of being in the world.
The album is offered up to support Asheville Youth Mission, a non-profit ministry that she and her husband Bill created several years ago. AYM brings hundreds of teenagers every year from across the country to serve in a variety of ministry and service agencies in the Asheville, NC area. AYM continues today as part of Aimee’s legacy, and through the ongoing support of the broader community, it will keep doing so for many years to come.
We hope you enjoy the album and that it inspires you to keep loving life and loving each other, in honor of a life well loved.
released 22 August 2013
Artists featured on CD: David Lamotte, The Secret B-Sides, Jeffrey Harper, Beth Williams, Steve Lindsley, Peggy Ratusz, Jorge Sayago-Gonzales, Peggy Brown, Jerry Wallis, Rachel Pence, Josh Phillips, Heather Brown and the Asheville High School Band.
Mastered by Chris Rosser.
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