The debut of her first album, Rhythms of Your Heart, has 100 Mile House singer Ingrid Mapson excited, and she’s looking forward to performing selections from it in the area next month.
“People have been asking me for an album forever, so I’m glad I was able to record one,” she says.
The album is a mix of show tunes, light jazz, and light pop, and Mapson picked songs that she felt passionate about.
“I chose the ones I felt were most beautiful. It’s important to connect with the listeners, and that’s done by really expressing to them from my soul.”
She also wanted a mix of genres, rhythms, and languages for variety.
“I called it Rhythms of Your Heart because it has various rhythms and because I wanted to connect to people’s hearts.”
Mapson has two events planned in the area: a house concert at the home of Len and Carolyn Aune (5184 Kallum Dr. in the 108 Mile Ranch) on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.; and a concert at Parkside Art Gallery (401 Cedar Ave.) on Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Mapson says she is looking forward to reconnecting with people here.
“They’re part of my journey, and have been so supportive. I can’t wait to share the album with all my friends here.”
She’s excited to finally have the finished product in her hands. “I’ve worked so very hard on it.”
Rhythms of Your Heart was produced by award-winning, Grammy-nominated producer Daryl Bennett, and features artists who have performed and recorded with artists, such as Sarah McLachlan, Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, Nickelback, and The Temptations.
“It’s an extremely high-quality listening experience after all the effort the producer, arranger, and musicians have put in.”
Mapson says she is appreciative of the support she’s had locally.
“I have so many people to thank, including those in the arts community, our radio station, and all the people who have encouraged me to keep on. I feel very fortunate, and am so thankful.”
The album will be released on CD, and will also be available on iTunes.
For details visit www.ingridmapson.com and be sure to like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @IngridMapson.