The inspiration for my art images is all around m in nature, inanimate objects, mudik, and God's spiritual world. The vastness of this inspiration is endless and ever-changing.
My music and songs are inspired by events, people, and God's Holy Spirit alive in me. Performing and writing these songs is one of the great passions of my life.
Always looking for the Holy Grail of guitars, I ordered, sight unseen, a Stonebridge guitar. I was so impressed that I became a Furth/Stonebridge dealer. These are genuinely great guitars.
For My Children's Sake" is a 14-song set that features original music I have been writing and arranging for this project. The title cut "For My Children's Sake" was conceived from a dream about our world's tumultuous state. The question in my mind was, "What will it be like in one hundred years?".
"This Old House" is a song that reflects on memories of a well-lived-in home revisited in its abandoned state many years later.
"Looking for Suzanne," one of three cover songs on this album, written by award-winning songwriter Tricia Walker reminds us of the hurry-up world we live in with telling lyrics like "when there are pieces of our lives left unattended then the scars of broken hearts go unmended."
In an R&B groove, "Salvation Day" asks the poignant question: "Is this going to be your salvation day?"
"How Beautiful the Earth" is a song I wrote during a photo shoot for a painting I was doing at the time. The lyrics kept going through my mind, "how beautiful the earth, like a diamond in the universe." It was one of those songs that came easy. I arranged this song with minimal instrumentation and a natural nature sound effect in the background by Rick Armstrong. In stark contrast, the song "When Love Starts Talking," by a country rocker made popular by Wynonna Judd, says in a contemporary way, "to be still and know that I am God." I love the lyrics and vibe of this song and think you will love the songs on this album. My prayer is that it will bless you and lift you.