**A large portion of the proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to the West Virginia University Foundation for the Industrial Engineering Legacy Fund.**

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About the Album:


Reflections on Life is an album unlike any recording of songs you might have experienced. When you listen to the album, be by yourself or with a loved one. Absorb the words. Let them stir reflections on your life. The songs here will stir different reactions unique to each listener. You are likely to be challenged to rethink how you see your life's course. We hope that you will find the experience transformational. Once you have listened to the album, we would love for you to share your thoughts with others by clicking the Add Message link on this page and/or writing a review on CD Baby.  

About the Artists:

Greg Short is a singer/songwriter/guitarist with several decades of experience in writing, performing, and recording. He began playing guitar at the age of 13. The day he first played a 12 string guitar changed his life forever. His ability to play complex leads and rhythm together on the guitar tricks your ear into thinking there are multiple guitars at play. His love and understanding of vocal harmonies leads to the creation of very intricate, yet soaring melodies. Greg is honored to have shared the stage and studio over the years with his brothers, his sons, many friends, and several top country artists.

Andy Pintus came out to one of Greg's shows several years ago and asked if he could sit off stage to the side and play quietly along with Greg. Andy was learning to play harmonica and enjoyed playing along to Greg's music. After several shows, Greg invited Andy to join him on stage. Andy hesitantly agreed, but still sat on the edge of the stage and played without a microphone. Fast forward several years, and Andy now fully accompanies Greg as an integral part of Greg Short & Friends. As a former Olympic pole vaulting hopeful and current West Virginia University Philosophy professor, Andy is a lifelong learner and enthusiast. That enthusiasm and penchant for learning is demonstrated in his playing style.

Carla Short sat in the audience for years listening to her husband, Greg. What Greg didn't realize was that she was becoming his student. Carla was learning Greg's playing style, his vocal nuances, and a place for her vocal harmonies. Carla grew up in a musical family where everyone either sang, played an instrument, or both. From a young age, she could hear and understand harmony. She recalls many family gatherings where pickin' & grinnin' would spring up. After 10 years, Carla finally stepped onto the stage with Greg where her harmonies blend perfectly with Greg Short & Friends.

Jack Byrd, Jr. is a beloved Industrial Engineering Professor at West Virginia University. He has been teaching and advising students for 52 years. He is loved and sought after by thousands of current and former students for his unparalleled support and guidance. Jack recently retired, but he remains active as a professor emeritus and continues to talk with his current and former students every day. This album was produced with narration written by Jack as a dedication to his students as well as the staff and Fellows of the Interactivity Foundation.

 

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  • joe smith
    joe smith morgantown
    dude you are a close friend!

    dude you are a close friend!

  • Luis Gonzalez
    Luis Gonzalez Brazil
    You know that you're truly from West Virginia if you get misty-eyed listening to the guitar's twang and Greg's voice no matter what kind of music you prefer. Not sure if the effect is the same for those that only spent their college years at WVU, but I will always consider Morgantown home. As a result, it's no wonder that the song that impacted me the most was "You Can't Make Old Friends," because I still have very strong ties with several of my native Morgantown friends from grade school and high school, many of whom went to WVU. Just one of them lives in Morgantown, but we always try to catch up when at least one of us is in town visiting family. Music has such tremendous impact that it made me think that perhaps many relationships could be improved (professional, political, etc.) if each side of the table shared a song that they enjoyed before starting a negotiation.

    You know that you're truly from West Virginia if you get misty-eyed listening to the guitar's twang and Greg's voice no matter what kind of music you prefer. Not sure if the effect is the same for those that only spent their college years at WVU, but I will always consider Morgantown home.

    As a result, it's no wonder that the song that impacted me the most was "You Can't Make Old Friends," because I still have very strong ties with several of my native Morgantown friends from grade school and high school, many of whom went to WVU. Just one of them lives in Morgantown, but we always try to catch up when at least one of us is in town visiting family.

    Music has such tremendous impact that it made me think that perhaps many relationships could be improved (professional, political, etc.) if each side of the table shared a song that they enjoyed before starting a negotiation.

  • Lisa Britton
    Lisa Britton Auburn AL
    Love this music ! Especially “You Can’t Make Old Friends “

    Love this music ! Especially “You Can’t Make Old Friends “

  • Janna Valentine
    Janna Valentine Parkersburg, WV
    I have purchased the album and have been listening to it daily! I love it! I love the words chosen as well for each song! I agree, you should be alone when you listen to it. I am grieving the loss of my Mother and I tend to turn to music for comfort. The narration of the album speaks about how songs affect people, and no truer words were ever spoken.

    I have purchased the album and have been listening to it daily! I love it! I love the words chosen as well for each song! I agree, you should be alone when you listen to it. I am grieving the loss of my Mother and I tend to turn to music for comfort. The narration of the album speaks about how songs affect people, and no truer words were ever spoken.

  • Ankur Kumar
    Ankur Kumar N/A
    I just finished listening to Reflections on Life. It’s beautiful. Particularly the last two songs, You Can’t Make Old Friends and Shenandoah, really stuck home for me. Thank you for sharing this music with us.

    I just finished listening to Reflections on Life. It’s beautiful. Particularly the last two songs, You Can’t Make Old Friends and Shenandoah, really stuck home for me. Thank you for sharing this music with us.

  • Adolf Gundersen
    Adolf Gundersen New York, NY
    Hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, it would be your introduction to and the rendition of Shenandoah. Having grown up in a town where three rivers meet, I thought I knew rivers.

    Hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, it would be your introduction to and the rendition of Shenandoah. Having grown up in a town where three rivers meet, I thought I knew rivers.

  • Rodney Bryner
    Rodney Bryner N/A
    The album is great, I plan to share it with my immediate and extended family over the holidays.

    The album is great, I plan to share it with my immediate and extended family over the holidays.

  • Greg Ford
    Greg Ford N/A
    I just ordered enough CD’s for my entire family. I want to thank you for keeping us in the loop.

    I just ordered enough CD’s for my entire family. I want to thank you for keeping us in the loop.

  • Travis Cunningham
    Travis Cunningham N/A
    I think the album is such a great idea. I used to work with Andy Pintus in my time as an RA at Summit Hall. Andy and Cindy lived in Summit hall and worked as RFLs at the time I was employed there. They were always so welcoming and helpful.

    I think the album is such a great idea. I used to work with Andy Pintus in my time as an RA at Summit Hall. Andy and Cindy lived in Summit hall and worked as RFLs at the time I was employed there. They were always so welcoming and helpful.

  • Keith Devault
    Keith Devault St. Petersburg, FL
    The CD features beautiful music along with very touching thoughts to position and reflect on life's true meaning. Some songs show a distinct resemblance to the legendary B B King, who I think was universally loved. Good sounds indeed. Thanks so much for sharing this. I will enjoy it and share it as well.

    The CD features beautiful music along with very touching thoughts to position and reflect on life's true meaning. Some songs show a distinct resemblance to the legendary B B King, who I think was universally loved. Good sounds indeed. Thanks so much for sharing this. I will enjoy it and share it as well.