is as needful
As a musician, one always hopes that the music speaks for itself, that all you would want to know about me is found in the tunes. And honestly, the music really does say all that matters. The music has been a way to find my way through all the things life has handed me. Whether through the borderlands as i move from young to old, or wrestling with unrealized longings of the heart, or in my latest offering which tries to find a voice for how the natural world speaks so deeply to my soul.
For sure, the longing for the mystery and beauty of this life compels me to keep making a go of this stuff of making music. Though i may never grab the brass ring, i am the richest of men for all the beauty that flows from family, friends and experiences that has seeded my musical voice. If in some way the music gives voice to your own experience, i will be ever greatful.
My freshmen effort flows out of my youth. Playing music continually since 12, i have been writing tunes as part of the fabric of an everyday life, through all the triumphs and tragedies common to an ordinary life. These 13 original instrumental tunes are a mix of solo guitar pieces and multi-instrument arrangements. Just as a written diary, this attempts to capture the seasons of my internal journeys. The work has an intimate feel.
Longing, the mark of our common humanity. Longing, a yearning for that something that seems just out of our reach, that something good for the soul. We long for the simple and the magnificent, the carnal and the divine. We are ever scanning the horizon of our lives for that ship of dreams, longing for it to enter the harbor of our days. We long for love, adventure and unbridled joy. We yearn for those who once walked beside us on the shores of our youth. We hope for things as they once were or strain to leave behind what was, in search of a new life. This outing is a mix of instrumental pieces, but with a wide range of musical styles, and it includes 2 new lyric songs...surprise!
Life and living happen with a certain rhythmic seasons. For me, that is completely tied to the course and flow of the natural world's seasons. This album is my attempt to walk a listener through the course of a year and its seasons. Though not a lyric album, these tunes are wide and varied in their composition and arrangement, but always driven my my first love, acoustic guitar. What i hope you find is the crossing of the seasons, both of heart and the natural world on the wind of music.
Lyric and instrumental stories of life's autumn seasons painted with textures of acoustic and electric instrumentation and lyric song. This collection of original tunes elicit that distinctive bitter-sweet taste that comes by remembering the past while watching the road ahead. Whether the road ahead and behind is long or ever so short, this album can be a soundtrack of everyone's experience.
Music. The one
Language we all speak.