Rose Petals and Ashes (Free Download with CD Purchase)


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In 2017 I decided to put some of my songs together and write what is known in the biz as a jukebox musical: a show based on the catalog of songs by a songwriter or songwriting team. The solo show, Rose Petals and Ashes (originally called The Brick), was a personal story of my bouts with drug addiction and my relationship with my mother who was an alcoholic. It digs into the reasons for her drinking, which go back to the horrors she experienced as a little girl in East Germany during World War II, and comes full circle as I share that my wife and I are expecting our first child. The story is true and one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my artistic life. The show won multiple awards and received some terrific reviews. This show album features six unreleased songs as well as brand new acoustic versions of four songs that were included on my first album, Awkward Stage. I continue to perform Rose Petals and Ashes in theaters and festivals in the US and Canada as well as halfway houses and rehab facilities throughout Southern California. I hope you enjoy this collection of songs. – Bill Berry

  1. The Brick 3:19
  2. The Piano Tuner with the Lazy Eye 4:45
  3. Jailbirds 3:58
  4. Sweet Mystery (Rose Petals and Ashes 4:28
  5. Train To Hamburg 4:12
  6. Two Crows 3:45
  7. Cockfight In Tickfaw 4:22
  8. The Outfielder 3:17
  9. The Day We Stole Steve Martin 5:28
  10. Crabs 4:57

Rose Petals and Ashes – Songs from the musical
Guitar & Vocals: Bill Berry
Produced by Ted Blaisdell
Recorded live before a studio audience at Lizard House Studios, Culver City, CA

These songs make up the soundtrack to the award-winning, one-man show, “Rose Petals and Ashes”.

All songs: Music and Lyrics by Bill Berry ©2018 Cadence On The Plow Music (BMI)

©2018 Songwriters Square Records

Additional information

Weight 0.7 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × .3 in