“Captures what it’s like to be a parent today”
Nancy Kalish – Freelance Writer & Certified Health Coach featured on Parenting.com & The Today Show
“We LOVED the enchanting lyrics, your gorgeous voice, Harold’s piano, everything!! We smiled the whole time”
Tamara Kirson & Mark Rosen – Winner of The New York TimesTM 2009 ESOL Teacher of the Year Award, Lecturer University New Paltz
“I am listening to your CD….I LOVE this. The premise is wonderfully original, and It’s abundantly clear it’s universal.”
April Anderson – Marketing & Communications Director, Songwriters Hall of Fame
“I am listening to your CD. You have a beautiful voice and the words bring tears to my eyes!”
Marcia Levy – Early Childhood Specialist
About Parents With Angst
Parents With Angst, the husband and wife team formerly known as Amelia’s Dream, features standout songs inspired by their first-hand journey raising their preschooler, Adam. The New York City-based duo, consisting of singer/songwriter Amelia S. Gewirtz and musician/songwriter/producer Harold Stephan, breaks ground in the new arena of parenting music. With hints of folk rock and family-inspired tunes, the songs on Parents With Angst creates an undeniable connection with listeners.
Harold Stephan reveals, “The songs really came organically out of being parents. Amelia is one of these songwriters who is really prolific, just writing about her experiences. Since our son was born she had been writing songs about the good and the bad. We realized we had a nice body of work and thought we should record them.”
Parents With Angst offers timeless smooth female vocals and masterful productions. The duo evokes words and music filled with grace and wisdom amid stories revealing striking honesty and emotion. Personal experience juggling family and full time day jobs – Amelia Gewirtz is a top-ranked New York City real estate broker and Harold Stephan an accomplished commercial musician/songwriter/producer – influences their genuine and thoughtful compositions. The Parents With Angst collection of songs appeals broadly to both parents and non-parents alike due to universal themes such as lack of time, multitasking, and continuous learning.
The Parents With Angst debut CD No More Time releases May 3, 2011. In conjunction, the pair unveiled a web-based parenting music radio station via their site www.ParentsWithAngst.com. “We’re in the process of trying to create a category called, ‘Parenting Music,’ because there isn’t one,” Amelia Gewirtz divulges. In creating the parenting radio station, she adds, “Our goal by the time we’re done with it is to have a new category created.”
Their website also provides an educational component featuring video interviews with parenting experts and celebrities who discuss key topics regarding raising children. Throughout these webisodes, select songs from the CD related to the topics discussed are seamlessly interwoven. Beyond these impressive undertakings, Parent With Angst plans to perform in several venues throughout the U.S. in 2011.
The road to their parenting project began in 1992 when Harold and Amelia met at a songwriting class in New York City. With skilled musicianship they started collaborating, creating Amelia’s Dream and finding success with three CDs of songs about the trials and tribulations of life prior to parenthood. Their soaring careers and extensive catalog of songs have been featured prominently in the media world, including the Disney-ABC family film, “Everything You Want,” the Disney Channel series, “In a Heartbeat,” and various productions on MTV, Lifetime Network, and more.
This husband and wife team is looking forward to seeing how forthcoming life experiences will inspire future projects. After all, a partnership that produced multiple CDs and a beautiful family makes a strong team.