From the recording Echoes
Echoes of my distant and more recent past, Echoes is a reflection of where I’ve come from and who I’ve become. The worship choruses recall my upbringing in the church and services at the church my father founded and pastored, where we would sing the songs we loved for hours. Incidentally, all three of the choruses were written within a year of my birth. The second track is a song my sister learned in middle school choir and used to sing to me at night when we were going to bed. Its beautiful - at times, haunting - melody I’ve always loved and wanted to record; the title track I composed to introduce and segue into Mountain Song. The style of Change My Heart, Oh God reflects my recent study of and performance in jazz; its rich chords and timeless melodies are home to my soul.