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Glenn Shayne-By The Grace Of God

Review by Patrick Joseph

“By The Grace Of God” opens with pristine acoustic guitar chords.

Listeners will be drawn to the pure and emotional vocal performance.

Harmonic motion is comforting in this song and supports an expressive melody that delivers the song’s message beautifully. Production values are high, and the acoustic blend adds a welcoming quality to the music.

Listeners will love the intimate feeling of this music.

Glenn Shayne is a writer and lyricist who produces his songs with stellar studio musicians and singers, selecting the perfect performers to bring his art to life. Lyrically, “By The Grace Of God” is a testament to faith. “By The Grace Of God, Your love won’t deny me loving you, I will not mourn or grieve in anguish.” Shayne's lyrics are delivered with a conviction that results in a feeling of strength. “There’s no mockery or falsehood in my blood for you my Holy Father, You shine in my eyes I can’t forget or let anyone tell me anything different.” The belief in the vocal delivery is palpable and infectious.

The stripped-down arrangement of “By The Grace Of God” is courageous and effective. The song has plenty of room to breathe but never feels empty. The insistent acoustic strumming provides both rhythmic and harmonic structure with a full-bodied yet heavenly sound. The vocals are raw and deliberate. Each lyric is heartfelt and precisely communicated.

Overall “By The Grace Of God” is an inspiring, intimate song that will encourage listeners to reflect, leaving them with a smile and a sense of peace.

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About Glenn Shayne

Glenn Shayne is the former owner of Glenn’s Quarterdeck Lounge, Treasure Island, Florida. It was located at 145-107th Ave. Treasure Island, Fl. 33706. From 1983-1986 Glenn’s Quarterdeck Lounge was the Premier club for Live Entertainment in the Tampa Bay area. I've been writing lyrics constantly since 1985. All of my lyrics are true. There’s no fakeness in my writing. So, you can relate to what I am writing about.

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