Track 13 - THIS TIME 'ROUND

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The first time I heard this song on Darrell Scott's record "A Crooked Road" it really spoke to me.  Maybe it was something in the melody or the powerful lyric but it stayed with me.…

Track 12 - ALL MY LOVE

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This is another tune co-written with Daryl Burgess who also co-wrote You've Got My World.  It was written over two fun sessions at SOCAN house in Nashville almost exactly a year apart.  I brought…

Track 11 - BURDENS & BLESSINGS

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Navigating the path of life involves figuring out who you are.  Part of the puzzle can be understanding where you come from - how you've acquired a certain feature, quirkiness or skill handed down from your…

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Track 10 - HIGHWAY HOME

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How does the saying go? "You can take the boy out of the small town but you can't take the small town out of the boy."  There's no doubt growing up in a small town…

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Track 9 - ONE SECOND LOOK

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I had written down the song title "2nd Look" in my little title ideas book and brought it to a session with Debra Alexander.  She said, "What about "One Second Look?" and we were…

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Track 8 - PHOTOSYNTHESIS

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As someone who's been married more than two decades, I've witnessed a lot of change in myself and my partner and I'm not just talking about change in hairstyle and waist size : )  One…

Track 7 - STRONGER BACK

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As a songwriter who has written many songs over the years, I'm always on a quest for the true song, one that seems natural & timeless in its combination of words and music. This search…

Track 6 - YOU'VE GOT MY WORLD

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You've Got My World was written in Nashville at SOCAN house with Daryl Burgess.  I brought a sketched idea to the session which was very groove based and I knew Daryl was a pretty…

Track 5 - FREEDOM BY THE BARREL

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It's not every day you get the chance to write a song about the military industrial complex and the billionaires that move like dark shadows behind governments and wars. My friend Alec Steinwall and I were…

Track 4 - READY TO BUY

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I brought this vibey piece of music to a writing session with Debra Alexander.  We started chatting about one thing or another, trying to hunt down the lyric.  I mentioned I had read a…

Track 3 - BREATHING

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Breathing.  Perhaps not something we give a lot of thought to everyday unless we're running up a flight of stairs or playing sports.  But if you didn't breathe, as Monthy Python would say, you would…

Track 2 - UNDERNEATH

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My co-writer Debra Alexander and I wanted to write a love song that wasn't about falling in love but about being in the middle of a relationship and trying to dive down to a deeper…