Welcome to the site! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Hope that you will enjoy your visit. This site was constructed as a place for you to explore the music and get acquainted. Hopefully it will give some insight into how the music was created, and how you can become part of the process.
The songs you will hear (see left-"Preview Songs") draw from a wide musical perspective. Most have a generous amount of acoustic funk in their conception. World rhythm structures occur commonly. Many use elements of jazz harmony, with bits of rock, blues, folk, and country. Above all, the music is meant to be fun. If it provokes thought, fantastic.
All of the songs were conceived using an acoustic guitar (though not all finished this way). Some tunes would find completion in a day or two, and others have taken slightly longer (years).
These songs were born from several themes:
Each step in the process of writing these songs has a sort of an internal significance. The songs on this album seem to deal with ideas of truth, or "truths" of human existence. Ideas for many have their roots in Biblical theology. Generally the songs are multilayered in their meaning and application.
- life is short, therefore, attention to purpose is important
- we have choices to make, and jobs to do, and help is available
- some thoughts/dreams do not fade
- people go through experiences that make no immediate sense
- there is a plan and a purpose, usually beyond our scope
- one can learn many life lessons from an old Dodge
The Small Stones EP is complete, and is available worldwide via many digital retailers. A radio promotion is underway across the US and Canada. "Check Out Time", the first single from the album, is being heard around the world on Radio Airplay (Jango).
Every note in this project is the result of grace. Across the board it is recognized that God is the source.
Many thanks go out to all of you who have graciously become fans. It is very much appreciated. Thank you for the wonderful support! Hope you will share this music with your friends/family. God Bless!