Thursday, October 24, 2013

Memphis Music: Arean Alston

Hi! I'm Averill, pronounced like April but with a 'v' instead of a 'p'. 

Tonight I met Memphis musician Arean Alston. Her first name is pronounced like Irene but with an 'A' at the beginning.

Nine years ago, she must have only been a baby, Arean wrote a beautifully touching song called Believe. Last December she followed her own advice to believe in herself. She jumped head-first into recording Believe with a myriad of her friends and fellow Memphis musicians, including the legendary Barnes family.  

The result is outstanding!

Believe is truly an up-lifting message of hope and encouragement. When I listened to the song I became immersed in the music. 

Everyone, no matter where you are in your life, is dealing with challenges and obstacles. Listening to her song and performance ran chills over my entire body because this topic hits close to home. Sometimes life seems too tough especially as a young person trying to figure out who you are and where you belong in this giant world. But Arean reminds us with her powerful message, you will make it through this, continue to believe in yourself, you can be whatever you want to become, you will accomplish everything you want to do, and your dreams are obtainable. Believe! 

That's always a good lesson to keep in your pocket and rattling around in between your ears.

Purchase Arean Alston's cd Believe at Spin Street Music, 3484 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN. 


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