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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Preview CD

I started contemporizing hymns back in the 90s. During my first sabbatical in 2009 I recorded several of my favorites along with some original music and got within spittin' distance of a full-band CD. Then I went back to my day job.  :)   I had every intention of completing the CD in a matter of weeks and to tide me over, I released an acoustic "preview" EP of five of the twelve tracks. I've given 100 or so of those away at conferences and to friends. Well, I'm winding down a second sabbatical now in 2016 and one of the things I was determined to do was to finish the first CD project.  (I was actually more like a short bus ride, medium hike, and spittin' distance away... but nonetheless am preparing to release it.) I also was able to write about 10 new songs, but that's a story for another day.

I'm going to put the CD on bandcamp.com and in order to get the hand of how that works I have uploaded the preview EP from several years ago. It's free to preview or download and there is a link below. I hope to have the full CD up by the end of June. I am listening through the masters now and working on artwork, charts, and lyrics for the bandcamp page.

We already sing a number of these at Good Shepherd and at conferences where I lead the worship music; I hope this project will enable them to find wider usage and bless the Body of Christ.

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