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We want your book experience to envelop your child in a full range of senses. We pair each of our books with a song and a digital experience that will get your child excited to read and build powerful memories!
The Calm in Your Palm Song
Please click the play button on the left hand side of the song player and listen to our banjo playin’, hand clippin’ bluegrass song, “Calm in Your Palm”! You can download it by clicking this icon below! We hope you enjoy singing along with your family and friends!
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Meet the artists behind the Calm in Your Palm song
It is written by Jenna Horgan, a talented musician, music therapist and social worker. She is one of the most loving and caring souls on this planet! You hear her guitar strummin’ and angelic voice in the song too! The accomplished and amazing tenor you hear is her brother, Mark Williams, who has a master’s degree in music. As a young, multi-talented opera professional, he sings some good bluegrass! Jenna’s husband, Chris, and their friend, Ron, are the banjo playin’ and bass pickin’ pros you hear. The song was professionally recorded in Raleigh, N.C.
Jenna Horgan is a music therapist, voice teacher, singer-songwriter, and social worker. She holds a B.A. degree in music therapy from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. and she just recently earned a Master in Social Work degree. She loves speaking Spanish and working with Latino youth. In her free time, she can be found doing headstands in yoga class, as a certified instructor and/or student, spending time with her husband, Chris, and their dog, Godiva, and exploring the rivers and lakes around Raleigh, N.C., which she calls home.
Chris Horgan studied piano in college and picked up the banjo afterward while living in Minneapolis, Minn. He has worked as a piano teacher for six years. His favorite pastimes include riding bicycles, eating dessert, playing music, and exploring new places. In addition to making more music, he is currently earning another degree in pursuit of his future plans to be a pediatric Physician Assistant. Chris lives in Raleigh, N.C., with his wife, Jenna, and their dog, Godiva. Chris has earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from Appalachian State University.
Ron Raxter is a business attorney in Raleigh, N.C. While in law school, he was a founder of the Apple Chill Cloggers. After he began his legal career in Raleigh, he helped found PineCone, now the largest regional folk arts organization in the South. He is a former chair of the United Arts Council of Wake County and currently serves on the Education Committee for the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Local Organizing Committee for the Wide Open Bluegrass Business Convention and Music Festival in Raleigh. Ron has played bass for more than 35 years and currently plays bass for several local string bands. His grandfather was the fiddle player in the family band in Transylvania County, N.C.
Mark Williams is an opera singer based in Boston, where he also works for the NPR show "From the Top" as a producer. These days, he enjoys performing various genres of music, including opera, sacred music, musical theater, and the occasional bluegrass tune. In his little free time, he enjoys traveling to new locales, watching “The Office” reruns, running around his local pond, and consuming ice cream in large quantities. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.