This two-song CD has a special story. Knightdale resident Tori Knight Ferguson released it to celebrate the legacy of her mother, the late Janet McCormick Harrington, a Harnett County native who was a South River EMC member. In 1991, Harrington was told she only had six months to live, but thanks to a liver transplant she lived until 2012. Ferguson shared her mom’s poetry with musicians and they created the CD’s songs.
“My Swing,” the first song, is a nostalgic, swaying melody about an idyllic childhood and a loving daddy. Lyrics are by Harrington; the music composed by Scotty Miller. “My Swing” is performed by Erin Nenni with Grant Osborne (piano), Scotty Miller (guitar) and Peewee Watson (upright bass). “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be,” an uplifting bluegrass hymn in three-party harmony, also bears Harrington’s lyrics with the melody by Ferguson arranged by Scotty Miller. Erin Nenni, Blair Dougher and Maggie Pate Duffey perform the song with Steve Howell (mandolin), Stephen Fraleigh (fiddle), Scotty Miller (guitar) and Peewee Watson (upright bass).
Half of the CD’s proceeds go to Donate Life America, a not-for-profit organization committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donations. The CD, released on Ferguson’s independent label Carltontree Music, sells for $5.99 at The Carpenter’s Shop in Sanford and Inspirational Grounds in Dunn. Individual songs can be downloaded for 99 cents each at the website below.