“Over My Shoulder” – A Song About Inspiration, Guidance and Mentoring performed by Patti Austin and Lianna Gutierrez – Buy Song | Patti Austin Official Website

“Over My Shoulder” – A Song About Inspiration, Guidance and Mentoring performed by Patti Austin and Lianna Gutierrez – Buy Song

By on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 in Blog

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Over My Shoulder is a duet sung by 13 year old singing sensation, Lianna Guiterrez and Grammy Award Winning singing legend, Patti Austin. The song is about inspiration, guidance and mentoring; about passing the baton to a younger generation. The real life mentoring effort that exists between Lianna and Patti has ignited a stunning conversation in Boston Massachusetts, which is historically known for its big ideas and now are reaching to all to be part of musical mentoring organization, the Over My Shoulder Foundation.

Whether older to younger, or younger to older… once again, it has been proven that mentoring knows no age. When great talents collide, we are reminded that without inspiration, education or support there is no evolving and without emotional sustenance, without a positive influence in our lives, we can become lost, disconnected and unstable . as individuals and as a society.

Jimi Hendrix said it best. ” If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only be done through music.”

With so many complicated issues out there.. music may be the only tool with the unique ability to arouse great introspection and activism – that being said we sincerely hope you will consider helping us rejuvenate the term mentoring.

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2 comments
Maureen Holmes
Maureen Holmes

What a terrific idea! I absolutely love the song - you can hear the respect and love in each note. You are both inspirational in the video I saw on your site. I've been following Patti Austin's career for a long time and have always respected her tallent and beautiful voice. I too love music - it's the soul and inspiration for everything and to mentor others when you have the kind of power Patti has is a terrific way to "pay it forward". I look forward to hearing more about this and will be meeting Patti Austin at a lunch sponsored by a Boston Radio station (which is how I heard about this) so I look forward to hearing even more!!! I wish much success to this Foundation and looking forward to hearing how I can help!! Maureen