UA-124173970-1 google-site-verification=0s5a35dli_mtOsnKZh7kpERYJye8W8PlW1indlDocgI 279506616524861 TTB 201: Composing an Album on a Cross-Country Train Trip - The Travelers Blueprint

Episode 201

TTB 201: Composing an Album on a Cross-Country Train Trip

TTB 201: Composing an Album on a Cross-Country Train Trip

Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer and songwriter. She’s toured all over the world, had music in over 40 tv shows and commercials, performed on stage with Sting, and was recently featured in People and Forbes for her social justice choral piece “The Listening”, featuring Martin Luther King Jr’s goddaughter, Donzaleigh Abernathy. “The Passenger” is Engelhardt’s seventh album, a follow up to her first two best-selling and award-winning New Age albums, “Luminary” and “A Seeker’s Slumber”. This week we speak with Engelhardt, who composed and produced “The Passenger” while on a cross-country train trip, the first person ever to create an album on a train. She did so just two weeks after her best friend passed away from cancer. The trip and the creation process was one of grieving, healing, gratitude, and rest. The album features GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated soloists who provide a decadent layer to Engelhardt’s carefully composed ambient beds. The all-female-produced album was mixed by Engelhardt and mastered by Kim Rosen of Knack Mastering. 

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Insight provided by adventurers, travel authors, tour guides, nomads, and conservationists

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We came up with the name "The Travelers Blueprint" for two main reasons:
To provide information for you to draft your own itineraries or how to begin a career that takes you all over the world.
We both have backgrounds in engineering, architecture, or the environment, so we though a blueprint was an apt title to describe our intentions and end goal.

Why We Do It:
We both recently settled down with our careers and families, and can no longer live the nomadic lifestyle we both still crave. The solution to satisfy our overwhelming wanderlust is this podcast where we get to sit down with savvy travelers, globetrotters, conservationists, nature-lovers, or any other travel enthusiasts to peer into their inspiring lives. By listening to these fascinating individuals, we vicariously live through their experiences, and in turn share them with you.

You will hear the personal stories of extraordinary people who have “been there and done that”. Our guests share their unique wisdom and unpack valuable advice on how to plan your trip, what to do once you get there, and how to make sure you head back home (or not) with memories that will last a lifetime. Each episode’s discussion will range from a particular location, to discussing a travel-oriented project or conservation effort, and everything in between.

Occasionally, we take a break from hosting guests, and you will get the opportunity to listen to us divulge our own travel ideas and travel experiences, or maybe just exchange our thoughts on travel methods. Although we have similar worldviews and travel ideologies, you will quickly learn that we also have some very different travel expectations.

Tune in each week, and discover something new about the world, the fascinating cultures buried within, and learn how to draft your own journey from those who have traveled before you!