Ready to Fly
These songs are my heritage. I remember so well listening to my family as they sang and played when I was a very young boy and trying my best to play along with them. I loved playing my Dad's guitar all the time but never fancied myself as a singer until much later in life. I just wanted to be a guitar player in the band! It wasn't until I had gone to college and had to major in voice that I discovered I could sing! So these songs are heavily influenced by my family's country gospel sound and the hymns that I grew up singing and still love today. But most of all, they speak of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has loved me despite all my failures and has been faithful to me even when I was not faithful to Him. Even track 7, written to my wife for our wedding day, is our reminder to walk on in His light. I don't want this recording to be only about me but rather about Jesus who has given me so much grace and love to be able to sing these songs in His honor. The Psalmist, David, wrote with God's inspiration in Psalm 34, "I will bless the LORD at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth." And to that I say, "Me too!'. John Harness I recorded several albums by The California Melody Boys. CMB is one of the premier west coast southern gospel groups preforming at church's and concerts throughout California. When John decided to do a solo project I was more than happy to sign him to Charade Records. John wrote eleven original songs and with the help of local and east coast musicians we recorded Ready To Fly, his first solo CD. I believe his songs will inspire and uplift all that give them a listen. Great job John, I'm looking forward to our next project. Ray Baradat Charade Records.