The lyrics do matter

The lyrics do matter

I am a contemporary musician. Most of my youth was spent in the folk/singer-songwriter genre … although I did play some bass and guitar in country-rock bands as a teenager, and in a Christian rock band called “Chrysalis” in early university years....

Sweet Communion

A couple of decades?ago a friend of mine told a story in a sermon recalling an experience of an encounter with a woman who lived on the streets in Toronto. Here is his story.  

Pillar of Fire

My friend, colleague and fellow musician Wanda Stride was in my studio a few weeks ago to record the theme song for the upcoming meeting of the Bay of Quinte Conference of the United Church of Canada. Wanda had recently listened to?an interview by Donalee Williams,...

To make you smile

When my daughter Sarah was about 10 years old she made a coffee coaster for me as a fathers’ day school art project. The coaster was made from a CD jewel case and had some paper artwork on one side and a poem she had written on the other side. The coaster sat on...
Christian music lyrics

Christian music lyrics

Interesting post on the Real Musician dot com this week. He makes the important distinction between lyrics?that reference violence or sexuality, and lyrics that promote violence or oppressive forms of sexuality. ?You can read his post here. ? But what I found most...