Just Within Reach
I am a Christian singer/songwriter from northern Kentucky. I have played in a band called Trading Up for several years but have recently taken a break to record a solo album. Since I started in music, I have always had a love for the acoustic guitar. Even though I play primarily electric with the band, I always play my acoustic guitar when I'm by myself. All of my songs are initially written using an acoustic, and many of the songs I have written were never recorded because they didn't fit with the rock style of Trading Up. The folk-inspired acoustic sound that I began with in music feels most natural for me, and I wanted to create a collection centered around that particular style. In the summer of 2008, I decided to begin working on a solo project. I began recording some of my existing acoustic songs and wrote new ones as well. I began to develop a style that mixed characteristics of acoustic folk/pop with more contemporary elements such as synths, piano, and other virtual instruments. The songs included in my solo album have been written over the past five years, and each one portrays a piece of my walk with God. These songs display some of my greatest achievements, failures, experiences, and desires in my relationship with God. Music can speak in ways that words sometimes can't. My prayer is that God will speak to others in a new way through this collection of songs.