Heart felt describes the way I've approached songwritng ever since I first started writing lyrics in 1977. Crafting thought provoking lyrics then combining them with exciting music to deliver the songs message has always been the goal of every songwriter, myself included.
I owe a great deal of thanks to one individual who has been instrumental (no pun intended) in helping me with music over the last 18 years or so. Ronnie K. Winstead at Virtual Adrenaline Productions (http://www.virtualadrenaline.com/) has been a constant friend and collaborator, often times putting his best work into my lyrics, instead of his own material. Without his efforts, much of what I've written would never get heard. He's a virtual one-man-band and a real "Phil Keaggy" on the guitar. Together we've learned all about recording and making some decent music, all while having a great time.
No, I'm only a fair musician, but do know some decent ones and have run sound for pleanty of bands over the years.
Larry Norman, Pat Terry, Boston, Mylon LeFevere, Nickelback, Metallica, Wayne Watson, Third Day, Alice in Chains, Weezer, Bob Seager, Jeremy Camp, Todd Agnew, Van Halen, Dire Straights, The Police, Phil Collins, Barry Manilow, Dallas Holm, DA, Steve Taylor, Toby Keith, Paul Overstreet, George Straight, Allen Jackson and way too many others to recall.
SONAR 6 Pro, Schecter C-1 electric, Yamaha acoustic, more.
Make sure to check out one of my favorite spots on the web, the CSN (Christian Songwriters Network) web site. It's a fantastic place to hear all sorts of new origianl music written and performed by talented poeple who love God. It's also a great place to share and learn all about the craft of songwriting.