Each song is either composed or arranged by Cardall. Song titles include "Gracie's Theme," "Life and Death," "Miracles," "Coming Home" and a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's familiar "Scarborough Fair." The largely instrumental tunes tug at the heartstrings, and each piece seems to tell a story.
These soothing and harmonious melodies serve a dual purpose. As his songs nurture listeners, Cardall will donate $1 from every CD sold to the Saving tiny Hearts Society, online at savingtinyhearts.org. The organization raises funds for research on congenital heart defects.
According to the American Heart Association, heart problems are the No. 1 birth defect in America, with 40,000 babies born each year with a congenital heart defect.
Cardall was one of those babies. His experience with heart problems, surgeries and then a transplant strongly influenced and shaped his musical compositions and arrangements.
As a result, Cardall is passionate about helping research go forward. He has dedicated this album to those who have donated to the Saving tiny Hearts organization.
"Gracie's Theme" from "Saving tiny Hearts"