Fight the Fight - Video!
To celebrate the upcoming choral debut of "Fight the Fight", we have released a video of the song. This song is dedicated to my classmate Jonas Borchert who is fighting Ewing's sarcoma. The video shows how much his inner strength and support from his family, friends and community have helped Jonas "Fight the Fight"!
On stage with Amy Grant
I was blessed to attend the Amy Grant Tennessee weekend event October 18-20th, 2013 with my family. Her music has been an inspiration to all of us. The event began with the opportunity to meet Amy and join her for a photo. When I introduced myself, I shared that I am a singer and songwriter and gave her a copy of "Jericho". She was very warm and encouraging. The next day she hosted the group of 500+ people at her farm for a day of music and fun. She mingled with everyone. When she saw me in her barn, she asked me "do you want to sing?". I was amazed and said "yes." When I asked her for advice, she said "do it because you love it", "find people who love it as much as you do", "learn from people who are better than you" and "when a door opens, walk through it."
Later Saturday evening she hosted a "songwriters in the round" session. Amy and a group of her songwriter friends, including Beth Nielsen Chapman (she wrote Faith Hill's "This Kiss"), shared the stories behind some of their songs. Then Amy began to describe our conversation earlier and asked if I was still in the audience. She then invited me to come on stage and share one of my songs. I chose to share the story behind "Fight the Fight" and my plans to dedicate all proceeds from the iTunes sales to help my classmate Jonas Borchert with his medical expenses.
In addition to performing and recording my original songs, I enjoy composing choral music.
My first choral piece was "Eclogue de Noel" (2012). This was performed by the Lee's Summit Youth Chorale and then by the Lee's Summit Christian Church (LSCC) Choir. Here is a video of the Lee's Summit Christian Church chancel choir singing Eclogue de Noel during Advent of 2012.
My second choral composition was "Dawn Over Calvary" (2013). The LSCC chancel choir sang this on Maundy Thursday of 2013. The audio of their performance accompanies this interpretative video.
I plan to publish the scores for both pieces.
New Single - Fight the Fight
My new single, "Fight the Fight" is now available!
Soon I will be sharing news about the upcoming performance of the song by the Pleasant Lea Middle School Black and Gold choir.
Jericho CD is available
My first album, "Jericho", is now also available in CD.
The CD is available in these stores in Lee's Summit:
Cameron's, The Cookie Jar, The Lion's Den Salon, Shining Light Music, K D Books, Traditions and the Living Stone.
It is now available for purchase through CD Baby.