in dreams i can fly

January 2012

in dreams i can fly is the debut album by singer and songwriter Claudia Anderson. Claudia has been singing and teaching for over forty years in musical theatre and cabaret. She has a strong background in folk music, having grown up in the American Folk Revival.

Produced by Claudia Anderson, in dreams i can fly features 13 brand new original songs. The collection is a musical reflection on the passing of time, losses and longings, growing older; looking back from the perspective of mid-life. Accompanying Claudia are celebrated Chicago musicians Steve Dawson, Sue Demel and Al Ehrich. All three teach classes and private lessons at The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Claudia’s brother D. C. Anderson, a well-known cabaret and Broadway artist, also sings harmonies and plays harmonica. in dreams i can fly features Claudia’s singing and harmonies by Sue Demel, Steve Dawson and D. C. Anderson. Claudia plays guitar and piano; Steve plays lead guitar and Sue plays djembe on “Drink from the Well.” The songs are caressed by the bass and cello of Al Ehrich. The album was masterfully mixed by John Abbey, who also provides guitar accompaniment for “Devils Lake.”

Suggested Radio Format:


1. Happy Like That     2:42
2. He Called Me Beautiful    3:00
3. The Thundering  (Sister Song)  3:08
4. You’re Lucky   3:29
5. Hovering Angel   3:44
6. Friday Night Date     2:32
7. The Windows of Your Eyes     3:20
8. Drink from the Well    4:19
9. Devil’s Lake     2:27
10. Oh Mama   4:23
11. There Will Always Be Storms   2:55
12. The Child Left in Me     3:07
13. When the Angels Come to Call   3:00

Claudia Anderson – Piano, Guitar and Vocals
Al Ehrich – Cello and Bass
Steve Dawson – Guitar and Vocals
Sue Demel – Vocals and Djembe
D.C.Anderson – Vocals and Harmonica

Produced by Claudia Anderson
Mixed by John Abbey at Kingsize Studios
Mastered by Mike Hagler at Kingsize Studios
Engineered by Steve Stokes at Strobe Studios

Cover Art “in dreams i can fly” oil on canvas by Shannon Richardson
Photography by D.C. Anderson
Cover Design by Jennifer Shilt Graphic Design
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