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Peggy Sarlin: Bio

I'm so glad you found me. Maybe you discovered me through my music. Or perhaps you know me from my books and video interviews on brain health, Awakening from Alzheimer's and Regain Your Brain. In any case, I'm delighted to meet you. The big news here is my new album, Let There Be Love, featuring ten soulful songs I wrote to explore - what else? - love, love, love.

Produced by maestros Jeff Franzel, Paul Frazier, and Steve Williams, it features some of New York's top musicians and was recorded at Atomic Studios. This is my second album (my first was Friends and Family) and it comes directly from my heart. Songwriting is a profound adventure for me and I'd like to share with you the unusual story of....

HOW IT ALL BEGAN  -  I started out as a singer/songwriter and enjoyed some success. Columbia Records signed me; Bette Midler rocked Madison Square Garden with "I Regret Everything," a comedy song I co-wrote, and Patti LuPone recorded it twice. But, being a practical soul, I relinquished music with a sigh, promising myself I'd return…someday. So I turned to writing scripts for many delightful children's television shows (Cyberchase, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and Olivia, among others), occasionally managing to sneak a song into a script. My eclectic freelance career also found me writing a book on the brain, scripts for NASA, and a speech for the Pope. (That's a whole other story.) Life was interesting and packed with pleasure, and then on November 16, 2012, my husband had a stroke.

1 Midnight Detective
2 Jasmine Perfume
3 California Kiss
4 Let There Be Love (Don't Forget Love)
5 Take Me To The Land Of Loving
6 Every Kind Of Lonely
7 The Deepest Satisfaction
8 Porcupine Papa
9 I Can't Stop The Sun
10 Happiest Ever After

Singer/author/brain health advocate Peggy Sarlin is on a worthy journey, helping others and nurturing her artistic voice along the way. Her story is as unexpected as it is inspiring – she was signed to Columbia Records and had early success as a songwriter for Bette Midler and Patti LuPone, wrote scripts for popular children's television programs, and even wrote for NASA.

Everything changed in 2012, when her husband had a stroke. That personal trauma started a sequence of unlikely events. Through it all, music has been Sarlin's North Star. Her new Blues-infused album ‘Let There Be Love' finds the storyteller mining her fantasies (and her pain,) to create a vivid landscape of detail-driven songs. She comments, "Love is the great, inexhaustible topic. My new album sprang from my fascination with exploring love in all its infinite moods and manifestations. Happy memories flowed out of me; as well as laments for my current difficult situation. And I found deep fun in writing romantic fantasies that offer a dreamy escape.

Crossover Media Projects with: Peggy Sarlin