New Single “The Great Divide” and Allman Brothers Band Cover of “Jessica” Out Now


Album cover artwork by Stephen Bliss

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“The Great Divide” was inspired by a divided America.  Our world is a crazy place right now…we don’t have to always agree on everything but it’s important to keep our minds open and try to find common ground.

-JD

Available at:

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“Jessica” is just a classic song that we’ve all wanted to cover for a long time. We hope you think we’ve done it justice.

-JD

 

 

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WRITING SONGS FROM THE HEART

Most of our songs tell a story or make an observation about life.

They are almost always personal and reflect emotions and feelings that we ourselves have. There are exceptions but in general, they come from the heart. To write from the heart you must expose yourself. Let the listener in on your secret feelings that you might otherwise not reveal. It is the vulnerability that makes the song genuine. The listener can tell what is real and what is contrived. They connect with the real and reject the contrived. They judge your sincerity. The sincerity of the lyrics, the vocals and even the instrumentation.

This is a big piece of why I love to be a musician. There are few places in life where you can truly be yourself. Most of the time, I am a private person. Like most of us, I share my private thoughts with those closest to me. Through music I am able to share my thoughts and feelings in a very open way. I can say I am joyful, grateful, sad , offer an apology, celebrate my children or just make a joke.

It is all there in the music.

From our hearts to you.

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Great Divide

We will soon be releasing a new song and video entitled “ The Great Divide “. The song and video are about the ever increasing division in political ideology in our country. It is not a political statement but more of commentary on how badly we treat each other when we disagree. We have lost the ability to tolerate an opinion other than our own. It does not seem to matter if it is conservative, liberal or centrist. We cannot respectfully listen to a different point of view.

There is a section of the lyric that goes:

I know you hurt

I know you care

But all this hate will never repair

The Great Divide

It is a sad state of affairs when we cannot listen to each other.  The implications are ominous. As in any relationship, when you stop listening the fear of the other just grows. When you feel you are not being heard, you shout louder. It is getting pretty loud in here !

The Great Divide

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Tears In Heaven

It has been said that music is the language of the soul. I believe this is true. Everyone has feelings and emotions. Joy and sadness, anger and fear, love and hate. All of us have them. They can rule you or be cruel to you. The worst thing that you can do is deny or bury them. Still many of us do. Music lets you connect to them . In doing so you can come to terms with your soul. So when an artist composes from the heart it is a gift and an invitation to share your feelings. A chance to cathartically connect with whatever the song is about.

A good example of this is the song I heard Eric Clapton sing tonight. It is called “ Tears in heaven “.  It is a song about great loss and sadness. One that I am sure is very personal to Eric. So many of us have experienced great loss in our lives. It is in some way a part of life, especially as you get older. But how do you come to terms with overwhelming loss ? Eric invites us to connect and come to terms through his song. For some of us it may be the only way we can. Too painful to do it on our own.

Thank you Eric and all the other artist who compose from the heart. Life would be much harder without you.

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