Home Ground

Stephen Emmer’s latest musical offering Home Ground combines the eloquence of contemporary orchestral soul music with socially conscious lyrics. It addresses contemporary concerns within the timeless musical excellence of classic soul combined with the sonic impact of the 21st century. The Home Ground songs are vocally performed by a careful selection of musical icons from the last 5 decades.

Stephen is proud to announce an impressive line up, consisting of some of the best soul voices this world has on offer. Featured artists include Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Leon Ware, Kendra Foster, Frank McComb, Mary Griffin, Ursula Rucker, Andy Bey and Dwight Trible. On top of that the album got mixed by the legendary Bob Power and mastered by Mark Wilder and Chris Gehringer. For more information about all featured artists and contributors please visit the Artists section of the website.

The main lyrical thrust of Home Ground is the world that is in constant conflict or war, whether over land, religion or race; this is not just black against white, it’s also poor against rich, justice against injustice, and the myriad other ongoing conflicts that beset our world. In an effort to help make this world a better place the Home Ground campaign will be in support of charity.

Based on the lyrical content and the fact that the project is music-based, Stephen immediately thought of War Child as the perfect fit. War Child works for a better future for hundreds of thousands of children affected by war. They help them cope with their conflict-related experiences, rebuild relationships with friends and families and regain their self-confidence. War Child creates safe places where they can be children again and work to build a stable and peaceful future – both for themselves and their communities. The campaign will therefore focus on creating increased awareness for the amazing work of War Child. At the same time we’ll donate a fair share of the proceeds to support them in helping ‘our’ children – the best cornerstone imaginable for a future world at peace.

Dutch Quotes

  • Ferry Maat [Soulshow]

    'De ambitie van Stephen Emmer om gerenommeerde artiesten voor zijn project te interesseren is geslaagd. Wat een helden staan er op de tracklist. Chaka, Patti, Leon en Frank om een paar van mijn persoonlijke favorieten te noemen.’

  • Leo Blokhuis [What The World Needs Now]

    ‘Er staan echt een paar pareltjes op.’

  • Guuz Hogaerts [Pauw & TVBV]

    'Een collectie stemmen en strijkers die de gaten in je ziel met liefde bepleisteren.’

  • Tjeerd Oosterhuis [Total Touch]

    ‘Het is mooi te zien dat er nog steeds producers zijn die diep en echt voor de eer gaan. Deze artiesten op dit album bij elkaar krijgen is ook een prestatie op zich, en dat verdient een groot compliment!‘




Home Ground feat. Patti Austin

About Home Ground

About War Child

About Stephen Emmer


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