In June 2014, I released my first EP called, "Keeping Hearts." It is a warm blend of romantic rock originals. This album was the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign funded by my fans. I am overwhelmed by your generosity and support... Thank you for your support and pushing me to keep releasing my music!
BEHIND THE WRITING
My favorite song on Keeping Hearts is, "Love Is Falling." I think I was engrossed with a bunch of different challenges in my own life, but I was also reflecting on the hardships faced by some kids and single parents when I wrote it.
"Hey Now" is a lazy love song covered by Wildflower, my women's contemporary folk group. "Call" is a light rock love song with a killer solo by local guitarist Jim Trouten. "Arise" is my solo piano piece about conquering personal obsessions. I think everyone goes through periods of time where we run into ourselves into moments of madness and need to break away from whatever thoughts or actions that are keeping us hostage.
I wrote "Running Down The Sun" after hearing about a woman (The Huntress) trying to overcome her history of substance abuse through the pursuit of athletics. Thank you for you telling her story and supporting her upcoming documentary. Finally, "Soul 90" is my first official gospel release, although I have been writing other pieces that are unreleased.