Music has always been a special joy to me. While still a child I enjoyed classical guitar and piano lessons. While growing up I had opportunity to play for our church youth group. More recently I have begun to write songs. They vary widely in style and are not confined to any one genre. My goal is to please the One who is the song-giver; to honour Him in all I write and play. It is my sincere desire that the Lord uses the music I write to draw people closer to Himself. Wherever you are at in relationship to God, may this music touch your heart and be a blessing to you.
In the year 1999, I was at an inner city outreach. I was having coffee and had written my name on my styrofoam cup (so nobody would throw it out or take it for their own; good for the environment, and all that). I had written a song the night before, and so under my name I added "songwriter." I thought it would be great to be able to write songs. So when the pastor at the outreach came over and I showed him my cup. He smiled and said, "May it be so." God heard his simple prayer and today is 16 years later and I still like to write music; music that honours God.
I want to be "God's musician." Recently (i.e. 2019) I realized that can include more than songwriting and playing with the worship team at church; for example: helping a neighbour learn to play their new guitar, entertaining at the local fair, at a homeless shelter and at a nursing home. Who said being a musician is boring? Not!
Yes, at coffeehouses and at my home church.
I very much enjoy it.
Once, while at a coffeehouse, I got to sing and play a song I had written and have the band back me up -- it was awesome! P.S. the song is "If We Walk in the Light" -- sounds great blues style.
Our local Christian radio station.
Yamaha PSR 450 Keyboard, guitar (acoustic and electric), drums, software music generation and notation programs
Cow bells - genuine cow bells. I heard one of my fellow music team (i.e. church band) members wish for a cowbell. So I found some cowbells for sale in town and brought them to music team practice. They had a good laugh because the cowbell that they were talking about is a drum kit cowbell and not a real cowbell; they sound different from each other.