Claudia Carawan

Claudia Carawan

 Richmond, Virginia, USA
BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

Vibrant and full of energy, Claudia Carawan creates music that is positively soulful and INSPIRING and takes her audience on a roller-coaster ride of joy!

Biography

The Musician
Claudia Carawan (vocalist, songwriter, pianist & producer/arranger) is an artist who creates positively soulful music. Her music is "soul food" that satisfies the spirit. Carawan is a veteran performer with a diverse musical background (a degree in opera, a voice featured in national advertising and many years on stage performing with jazz and blues legends). Her powerful vocals have drawn many comparisons to a variety of singers (like Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Byars Beckwith and Amy Grant) as she is comfortable singing many styles (r&b, soul, gospel, blues/jazz & pop). In performance Carawan brings it "all to the table" with her powerful vocals, dynamic piano playing and riveting stage presence, creating a roller-coaster ride of joy, laughter, tears and inspiration.

Recording Artist & Songwriter
Claudia Carawan has released two independent recordings Out of the Blue (positively soulful pop music) and Fearless (a collection of high energy inspirational songs). As a songwriter Carawan writes from her own experiences and creates empowering lyrics that touch the listener in a positively soulful way.

The Inspirational Speaker
Carawan was so inspired after hearing Maya Angelou speak that she began creating spiritual lessons that integrate drama, poetry, story-telling and music. She has shared her Music Lessons with many spiritual communities and corporate groups, and has inspired many people with her genuine spirit, beautiful music and talent.

The Teacher & Music Director
Claudia Carawan has developed an innovative Music Program that serves at-risk teenagers. For over 10 years she has worked with youth at the Charterhouse School and inspired her students to discover and develop their creative abilities and individual gifts. Claudia loves working with the hip hop generation and they have inspired her too.

Carawan is the Music Director of Unity Christ Church of Bon Air (in Richmond, VA) and has served this community for over 10 years by creating a diverse and high energy music program that uplifts,inspires and empowers. Carawan lives happily in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, her 14 year old daughter and the family dog, Gracie (her most ardent fan).

Lyrics

I Rise in You

Written By: words & music Claudia Carawan

copyright 2008 Heart Over the Bar, ASCAP

The dead of winter is over and gone
And a brand new day is finally dawn born a-new

The bitter cold and icy gloom

Are now tiny buds upon the bloom

They will rise in you

YOU ARE MY LIGHT 

YOU ARE MY JOY
YOU ARE MY STRENGTH
I RISE IN YOU


YOU ARE MY HOPE
YOU ARE MY LOVE
YOU ARE MY PEACE
I RISE IN YOU



Let everything upon this earth
Participate in the rebirth
and be born a-new
Let every heart be lifted higher

Let every soul be inspired to rise in you

YOU ARE MY LIGHT 

YOU ARE MY JOY
YOU ARE MY STRENGTH
I RISE IN YOU


YOU ARE MY HOPE
YOU ARE MY LOVE
YOU ARE MY PEACE
I RISE IN YOU



You are the force that lifts the eagles wings
You are the power that makes my heart to sing
You are the power that turns an acorn to a tree
You are the power working miracles in me

I Rise in you... I Rise in you...

YOU ARE MY LIGHT 

YOU ARE MY JOY
YOU ARE MY STRENGTH
I RISE IN YOU


YOU ARE MY HOPE
YOU ARE MY LOVE
YOU ARE MY PEACE
I RISE IN YOU



Fearless

Written By: words & music Claudia Carawan

copyright 2008 Heart Over the Bar, ASCAP

I was born to live life fully
to let go of regret
To walk the high wire of life
without a safety net
To follow something even bigger than my pride
To show up with courage
even when I'm trembling inside

I will not worry about what others think of me  
I will not be shackled
by the chains of conformity  
I’ll break the mold set in the past
Keep pushing till I'm free at last
I’ll follow the path of my heart
and make my life a work of art
Call me fearless   
I am fearless

I’ll follow the road to adventure everywhere   
Let the top down and the wind tangle up my hair
Hitch my dreams onto the brightest star    
On the trapeze of life
I'll throw my heart over the bar

On the other side of fear lies euphoria
and a greater understanding of who you really are
I'll break the mold set in the past
keep pushing till I'm free at last
I’ll follow the path of my heart
and make my life a work of art
Call me fearless I am fearless....

I’ll push outside the comfort zone
Remembering I’m not alone
I’ll follow the path of my heart
and make my life a work of art
Call me fearless I am fearless....
(I’m stronger than I realized.. I am fearless!)

Beautiful

Written By: words & music Claudia Carawan

copyright 2008, Heart Over the Bar, ASCAP

Sometimes this world
can break your spirit
that’s for sure
Comparisons and doubt
will leave you feeling insecure
But you can’t hide
what you are inside

You are beautiful
Golden like the sun
Shine your light on everyone
You illuminate the night
like a morning star
I see you as you truly are
You are beautiful... beautiful...

Please listen to my words
and try them on for size
the impact that you make
you never realize
You can’t hide
what you are inside

You are beautiful
Golden like the sun
Shine your light on everyone
You illuminate the sky
like a morning star

I see you as you truly are
You are beautiful... beautiful ...
You can't hide what you are inside
...beautiful

Shine

Written By: words & music Claudia Carawan

copyright 2008 Heart Over the Bar, ASCAP

Shine the light into the world
Shine the light into the world
Shine the light into the world

It is time for one and all
To live the dream...answer the call (answer the call)
There is enough love in this room,
To change the world
The world needs our love

Shine the light into the world
Shine the light into the world
Shine the light into the world

We will plant the seed
Wherever there’s a need
We are the very hands of love
reaching out into the world

Shine the light into the world
Shine the light into the world
Shine the light into the world
Shine the light into the world

We've reached a place
in our human evolution
people get ready
for the love revolution
For every problem there is a solution
Now is the time to put on your shine

Where is God is the midst of tragedy
but living in the hands and heart of humanity
answer the call and
love will set you free
Now is the time to put on your shine

Repeat Chorus

Discography

Out of the Blue - released 2003
Fearless - released 2008

both CDs have gotten internet radio airplay