"Simple Things, Guts and Dreams" is an authentic, honest and inspired collection of original songs from Newfoundland Singer-Songwriter Asetha Power. With a mix of both classic country and new folk sounds, and rich with references unique to Newfoundland, this album is beautifully relatable and heartwarming. As Asetha puts it, "I was raised on Old Country and Jesus in Newfoundland. That makes me a Country Eastern singer. I sing about everyday life here and how my faith gets me through".
Newfoundlanders living locally and away, as well as anyone nostalgic for a simpler way of life, will adore this album. Her lyrics are telling, clever and charming. While the melodies and messages are uplifting and settle in for the long haul. A sense of brilliancy and peace shines throughout her true tales of heartache, profound loss, resolve and resiliency.
Asetha writes of her roots shaping her todays. How faith and childhood recollections have carried her through a quick succession of devastation - the loss of her health, career, unborn child, mom, dad and marriage. How daily round and ritual, learned from her Mom, helps to restore her peace and connection. How faith guides her through grief and hopelessness. How resolve, self-respect and resiliency allow her to redefine her life. And, how unconditional love fills the new life she is creating with her little boys.