The Music

Paula Crawford

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 I had a telephone conversation with a friend of mine, Paula Crawford. Paula is a very talented musician in Kansas City. She is a musician in a band called, The Billy Bats. Paula and I went to school together. In our conversation I explained to her that I had written a book that was in the process of being copyrighted and that I planned on the manuscript being released before this summer. I told her I wanted to do something unusual. I asked her if she would be interested in writing, composing and performing a song for my manuscript. I explained that I wanted a song for the two childhood sweethearts in The Xidoran Prophecy series.

We met at the Olive Garden in Blue Springs for lunch on Tuesday, February 19th to discuss the manuscript and the details of the song. After that she began writing and composing the song.

Then on March 22nd, I went with my husband to B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City. We went there to watch The Billy Bats sing famous blues songs from the musical legends that are on the mural inside the restaurant. It was a fantastic performance!

On my birthday, Paula let me know that she would sing "Slow Motion Kiss" for the first time on stage!

On the same day that The Xidoran Prophecy was published, Paula informed me that she was ready to record the song "Slow Motion Kiss" in the recording studio!  While they were recording she sent pictures to me and a sound bite of her performing.

April 19th I went with my husband to the Main Street Coffee House in Independence where Paula sang the song "Slow Motion Kiss". It was the first time I heard the song and I absolutely love it! Thank you Paula for making this song happen! You are an amazing and talented musician!

Monday April 22nd Paula and the Billy Bats have an interview. Paula is going to introduce her song "Slow Motion Kiss" and my book The Xidoran Prophecy on the air. That's going to be awesome! Thank you very much.

See the Recent News section of this website for more information and pictures.

Coming soon, the song "Slow Motion Kiss" will be available on this website.

Paula Crawford is a lifelong Kansas City native. She has been in the local music scene for 12 years as a singer-songwriter. Currently she can be found polishing her chops in the blues band, "The Billy Bats."

You can visit Jason Vivone and The Billy Bats website at and find out when they have upcoming shows and more about this incredible band. You can also visit Paula Crawford's Facebook page to learn more.

If you live in Kansas City please be sure to support the local authors, musicians and artists. If you don't live in Kansas City it's a wonderful place to vacation. If you choose to visit the K.C. area there are a lot of fun places to go and explore for the whole family. We appreciate your support!

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