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(SEE VIDEO BELOW) Shadow Mountain Records artist Paul Cardall as you've never heard him play before--right up close, with a small audience, in the elegant, exclusive setting of Azevedo Studios--the newly remolded former Studio One. Paul Cardall is amazing!. Prepare to be delighted!
Internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Cardall is known for his unique, heartfelt musical style. Indeed, his fans say Cardall's music literally soothes the heart and nurtures the soul.
Such descriptions are ironically appropriate since the pianist was born with essentially half a functioning heart. That life-threatening congenital defect, as well as a series of difficult surgeries and heart-related illnesses, have shaped Cardall's musical style and inspired his dozens of popular melodic compositions and arrangements. (See the rest of Paul's bio below the video.)
Notably, his thirteenth studio album titled New Life debuted as the number one Billboard New Age album in February, 2011 and held a position in the top five for more than 30 weeks. Radio stations reporting to Reviews New Age in Spain recognized New Life as the best album of 2011. As New Age Music critic Michael Debbage wrote, "There is no filler on this brilliant album that has even surpassed Yanni and Enya on the Billboard New Age Chart, hitting No. 1 without any major label support or media attention - Amazing!"
The aptly named album was Cardall's first recording after undergoing a life-saving heart transplant in September, 2009. It was during the 385 days of waiting on the organ donation list that a hospitalized Cardall turned to blogging as a means of maintaining perspective while facing death and sharing his experience with family and friends. As many as a million people followed the blog, which eventually was turned into a memoir that was published by Shadow Mountain with the title Before My Heart Stops.
Cardall believes his music "has the power to heal and inspire others." Indeed, audiences who attend a Paul Cardall concert typically come away feeling more alive and grateful for all that is good in this beautiful, yet often chaotic world. One well-known fan, Fox News Anchor Brett Baeir, who has a son with a similar congenital heart defect, has said "Paul inspires me and my family. He exudes optimism."
In addition to his music, Cardall actively promotes various causes involving congenital heart disease and speaking out about what has been described as the nation's number one birth defect. Among other things, Cardall has established an endowment at Salt Lake Community College in Utah, which funds scholarships for students born with congenital heart defects.Cardall also runs his own record label, Stone Angel Music, actively mentors young performers, dabbles in Internet design, and volunteers as a lay leader in his church. His long-list of awards and recognitions includes an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Utah State Board of Regents.
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870 E North Union Ave
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