SAN CARLOS, SONORA, MEXICO- Leslie Sahlenâ€™s Gatorlegs Music of Tucson, Arizona has been retained by The Bio-Res-Med Medical Arts Center of San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, to provide recording and promotion to native and resident artists in the San Carlos area as part of an ongoing SOUNDS OF SAN CARLOS COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT SERIES. All proceeds from the CDs go to the artists and are provided at no cost.
â€œDr. David Walker, Founder and Executive Director of Bio-Res-Med and I both believe the universal language of music has healing abilities.â€ explains Ms. Sahlen. â€œMy husband is a songwriter so we record song demos in our home. Word got out in our village and some amazing musicians started literally knocking on my door. None had ever had the opportunity to hear themselves recorded. I became a reluctant one woman record company.â€
Limited edition CDs have been recorded by The Sahlens (www.gatorlegs.com/index_files/thesahlens.htm) ; Christian composer-pianist, Christie Forester (Www.gatorlegs.com/index_files/christie.htm) ; and Los Cuates Giacoman, â€œThe Twinsâ€, a unique Latin acoustic quartet consisting of two twin brothers and two look-a-like sons. (Www.gatorlegs.com/index_files/thetwins.htm ) ; These recorded products are distributed digitally and available online by Tucson based Gatorlegs Music (Www.gatorlegs.com), allowing these gifted musical artists to reach a wider audience.
Ms. Sahlen, herself, resides in the seaside village of San Carlos receiving treatment for health problems she believes are the result of silicone breast implants in the 1970s. The disabling fatigue, pain and high medical costs forced the sale of her thriving lecture agency in Dallas, Texas in the late 1980s. â€œThe silicone brain fog was tragic in a business where the spoken word is so integral.â€, Ms. Sahlen explained.
For years she managed to work part-time at Austinâ€™s Paramount Theater, then later with Las Vegas agent, Sal Murillo, and 1960s rock diva, Spanky McFarlane . Even part time became physically impossible so Ms. Sahlen retired to Mexico where medical care is less costly.
After the destruction of Hurricane Marty, Ms. Sahlen produced the SAN CARLOS 1960â€™S MUSIC FESTIVAL in December 2003 (www.1960smusicfestival.com) to benefit the non-profit San Carlos emergency medical service, RESCATE (www.rescatesc.com)
Gatorlegs titles are available online through indie sites www.cdbaby.com and www.bathtubmusic.com. Future releases will include 13 Year old Mexican vocalist, Honey, classical guitarist Ramon, the Childrenâ€™s Chorus of Casa de la Cultura of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico and Best of the 2003 San Carlos 1960s Music Festival featuring Chris Montez. (www.1960smusicfestival.com)
Leslie Sahlen 707 237-2557
Check out the artist's website:
1. Near To The Heart Of God
2. I Need Thee Every Hour
3. How Great Thou Art
4. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
5. Abide With Me
6. He Hideth My Soul
7. O The Deep Deep Love Of Jesus
8. The Old Rugged Cross
9. Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
10. Near The Cross
11. I Am Thine O Lord
12. When I Survey The Wonderous Cross
13. Deep and Wide
14. Near To The Heart Of God Reprise