Paul Douglas Sanner / Blog
Paul Douglas has been making acoustic based music for a span of more than three decades with influences including James Taylor, Dan Fogelburg, John Denver and the Eagles. It all began when his mom took him to a music store for his 13th birthday and bought him a small body 100 series Yamaha – from that point on he was hooked! He immediately began to recreate his favorite John Denver or Michael Martin Murphy songs performing through the years for whomever would listen. Fast forward to the present: Paul Douglas is known for clean, clear & melodic vocals and creative/inspiring guitar instrumentation (flat picking and finger picking). He has an ever growing play list of cover songs that he makes his own. He continues to write his own music, based on his life experiences, to perform and present for his listeners. Paul Douglas is a professional musician with an easy going spirit that wins an audience. Paul Douglas is enthusiastically available for restaurant entertainment, corporate or private parties, wedding receptions and more! He has a great desire to custom make each performance event in such a way that it inspires and entertains everyone involved. Customer service is at the top of his list ~ with a desire to have clients and friends for a lifetime. Note: Paul Douglas is licensed and prepared to perform wedding ceremonies in the event those services are needed. Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
My Daddy's Letters by Paul Douglas Sanner
One of my most cherished songs on my soon to be released album is dedicated to my Dad and Mom, William O. and Minnie Belle Sanner. My parents just recently celebrated 60 years of marriage ~ they have four children and numerous grand and great grand children. My Daddy's Letters shares the unique story of how they met and how our family came to be. My dad is a Marine (Semper Fi) and he has a Japanese rifle last fired at him off of Okinawa during WWII. He met my mom when he returned home from the war. As it turns out they dated for just 3 months and were married when only 3 weeks later he was shipped back off to war (to Korea) for a whole year. An important way that my parents got to know each other was through their letters back and forth for that year. God has blessed me with WONDERFUL parents and this song is a tribute to them. But this song is also a tribute to EVERY one of the heros who have volunteered to serve and protect our freedom! So many individuals and families make these kinds of sacrifices every day. God bless them and our amazing country! My Daddy’s Letters Found them in my attic as I cleaned the other day Safe inside a wooden box I’d hidden them away Pages worn and weathered from the passing of the years The paper had turned yellow and some ink was stained with tears As I sat down on the attic floor to read them one more time Tears began to flow again and my heart began to chime For a love that spanned a lifetime, the oceans and a war Recorded there by his loving hands ~ in my Daddy’s letters She was barely 21 he a young man of 23 They tied the knot in her parent’s home this brings a big smile to me Fifty seven years later great grand kids on their knees They’d say it’s just a work in progress but it was meant to be For just three weeks after they were wed he was sent back off to war And for twelve long months she pined for him as he fought on a distant shore Though she’s read his letters daily the strain would take its toll She’d bide the time and ease some of the pain ~ with my Daddy’s letters To my darlin’ Minnie that’s how the letters start Seems to me an eternity that we have been apart When I make it home to you we’ll raise a family Five or six rowdy kids sound about right for me But if somehow I should give my life in this just cause for which I fight Please know that I love you and everything will be alright His words were filled with courage there was always hope and cheer My heart is moved by these words that I read ~ in my Daddy’s letters Daddy turned 80 just a few months ago His knees are wearing on him so he hobbles some as he goes But everywhere I see him I see mama by his side They make a cute couple and their love fills me with pride Daddy still writes letters to mama most every day Words not with pen or ink in an ordinary letter way He’ll take her hand give he a hug and say I love you dear I thank you Lord for these words that I read ~ in my Daddy’s letters. Found them in my attic as I cleaned the other day
Announcing the Details of My Impending Album Release Party!
Announcing the Details of My Impending Album Release Party! Mark Your Calendar For Sunday, December 5th from 6-10pm! My dear friends, It’s so amazing and exciting to me to announce the details of my Georgia album release/launch party…which will take place very soon! Thanks to the expert assistance of Eric Tunison; of Groove Tunes Studios*; I am poised to release my debut album entitled: “All The Best Words”. What a celebration I will be having…and the location of this event is one of the coolest venues in the north Atlanta metro area…Red Sky Neighborhood Grill in Buford, GA*. By the way, Red Sky Neighborhood Grill is conveniently located at 2033 Buford Highway (Hwy. 23 ~ Across from Buford Post Office.) Please mark your calendar and plan to join me on Sunday evening, December 5th from 6:00-10:00pm! This will be an Open House event and so please feel free to come and go as your schedule requires. I will be providing your meal and non-alcoholic beverages for the evening and so the event is free to you. Also, one of my most important goals in holding this celebration is to celebrate YOU…my dear friends. And so I want to make sure you know I will not have expectations that you will necessarily purchase my album. Please just plan to come and most importantly have a great time. Without you I would not be at this important position in my life! This is such an important time in my life and I would sure be grateful to see you my dear friends. Sincerely, Paul Douglas Sanner