Welcome to the show!!! Today on the show Brian Hammer Jackson & Ellen J welcome into the studio Heston Cleveland. Mr Cleveland will be here, talking about his mother, singer-songwriter, Carrie Cleveland, and the re-release of her 1978 album, "Looking Up"; if you would like to join us in the studio, and talk to Heston, 319-527-6099.
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on 4th January 1941 and raised in Oakland, California from the age of seven, Carrie Cleveland’s upbringing was, as she notes, “typical for a household full of kids”. Raised as part of a close-knit family from the south and surrounded by nine brothers and sisters, her home was an environment of constant happenings and noise. Yet, as she recalled to me in January 2018, music was not in fact her main focus or ambition during her childhood or adolescent periods. Carrie’s musical aspirations only truly developed later after meeting her future husband Bill Cleveland in 1961. Carrie and Bill met in 1961 by chance at a Christmas party hosted by a cousin of Carrie’s. It had been intended that he meet one of Carrie’s sisters, however, this was not to be. As Carrie recollects, her sister was ill and therefore her cousin “directed him towards me and we fell in love. It was love at first sight. We had a lot in common – he played music and I loved music and we worked from there”.
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