Way up in the California Gold Country, there is a wonderful recording studio housed in a gloriously refurbished over a hundred year old barn. Inside comes a heavenly artistry from my music producer Paul Kraushaar and my movie soundtrack singer and friend, the lovely Shay Dillon. They are truly partners in every sense of the word. They are writing and singing the movie soundtrack from my movie adapted from my lesbian Western novel From the Convent to the Rawhide: The Saga of Sadie Cade and Vi Montana, adapted to screen by screenwriter Tim Riley.
On Sunday afternoon, Paul sent me the music he wrote for the orchard/convent scene. It is the most religiously spiritual music I have ever heard, prominent spiritual piano and guitar truly a masterpiece which lifts my soul when it opens the opening scene of the orchard scene and the nuns in the convent and the church. It's days like today, that makes me so thankful of the friends I have. Sage Sweetwater, being a highly sensual and creative artist thanks all of her friends and fans who have arrived at their spirituality and sensuality. I look forward to sharing my movie and soundtrack with you when that day comes. It has been a long journey...moviemaking is a worthwhile journey...for an artist writer to tell a story and have it adapted to big screen is a chance in a lifetime and I want to also thank my film company for giving us a chance with this film script and soundtrack music package. Thank you dearly Paul Kraushaar and Shay Dillon of Para-Sight Records and Tim Riley, my wonderful and gifted screenwriter who has stayed with my original storyline...where sex and religion ride together.
In live correspondence with Paul and Shay at their recording studio, Paul tells me, " Sage, this really is magical. The music just pours out of the ether."
Shays says, "Sage, we are so enjoying working on your project! Very inspirational! I can't wait to see Vi and Sadie brought to life on the big screen!"
Shay Dillon's soulful voice is just filling this soundtrack full of what a soundtrack needs to be in the eyes of what my film company CEO/director/producer tells me. "top artists, Sage."
So many years of hard work and I need to mention why Sage Sweetwater isn't a one-woman show. It takes many creative artists in collaboration to achieve a project of this magnitude. I am truly blessed in the creative company I keep. To all of the believers and achievers, I love you all.
Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist