Brian FreemanÕs fourth recording "Can You Hear Me" features 12 original songs performed on guitar, mandolin, and vocals. The songs are melodic and choruses catching. They emphasize the importance of friends, family and community, written in a timeless style reminiscent of traditional Celtic songs. They take you on a journey back through childhood ("Can You Hear Me" and "No Place Like Home") and to middle age ("Time Marches On"), through the joy of birth ("Charmed") and the realization of death ("Crossing Over"), through the emotions of envy ("Grass is Greener"), and the need for recognition ("One Hand Clapping"). He acknowledges his loved ones ("Do You Know") and friends and neighbors ("You Are There" and "People in my Village") and the various stage of love ("Love Through The Years"). "Can You Hear Me" is a portrait of life presented with sensitivity, poetry, and vivid in detail - it is a passage through one life and all our lives acknowledging what is important in this exquisite fabric of living. Interwoven into the delicate threads are silken melodies, binding bass lines, and guest soloists on Celtic harp, oboe, bagpipes, pennywhistle and synthesizer.