Only Love Can Do That



Bill Overton was born in Memphis and grew up there immersed in its blues, jazz, gospel and soul music. As a young man he went to New York and for twenty years played with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Mickey Roker, Major Holley, Jameel Nassar, Bob Wilber, Howard Alden, Mel Lewis, Randy Sandke and many others. Family ties then brought Bill and his family to Chicago and for twenty years he has performed with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Seth MacFarlane, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Bernadette Peters, Michael Feinstein, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, Slide Hampton, Joshua Redman and many others. This is his third release.

When love takes hold of us there’s just no telling what might happen. When my children were born my love for them became the guiding force of my life. The love we share is the inspiration and motivation for almost everything I do. Love takes many forms: the overwhelming wonder, excitement and innocence of first love, the enduring love of home and family, the heartbreak and longing of lost love, love among loyal friends, the love of special places to which we are continually drawn back, and on and on. These songs were born from those feelings. Love is simply the most powerful force in the universe. It can overcome any conflict, win over any skeptic and extinguish any form of hatred.  - Bill Overton

Produced by Bill Overton and Vijay Tellis-Nayak Recorded, mixed and mastered by Vijay Tellis-Nayak at Transient Sound, Chicago, IL on March 5, 6, 15 & 16, 2018

Year Released: 2018