Finally, the work is done and the CDs are in my hands! “Where God Is” is now available on iTunes, CD Baby and a streaming service near you!
Two years of preparation led to ten productive days in the studio this past summer, under the expert guidance of producer Matt Connell. His patience and skill kept us all calm during those long hours, and drew the best performances out of us, whether we were fresh or nearing exhaustion. And on a sunny Saturday in late September, he came out to shoot the video on our property, complete with a piano in the forest–not likely something I will see again soon.
I owe a giant debt of gratitude to my husband and kids for supporting me, and listening to the same songs over and over again while I got ready. My extended family, friends, and co-workers have been full of encouragement along the way, and helped to keep me going. My excellent musicians (Del Metcalfe on guitar, Jim Brown on bass, and Eugene Metcalfe on drums) were essential to the recording project, and live shows are so much more fun to play now–I can handle it on my own, but nothing beats the dynamic of a band on stage.
Photography credits go to Larry Kearns, and graphics were done by Steve Bellan. Big thanks to both of them for their patience, too, as I asked question after question and requested seemingly endless changes. Aside from the actual manufacturing of the CDs, I’m very proud to say this project was entirely local. I wasn’t sure I could pull this off in my own backyard, but with the right help, I did. Three years ago, this was just a dream that I wasn’t sure I could accomplish. The biggest thanks go to God above for helping me to put together everything I needed to get it finished and out there. He really is in the small things that happen all the time, but can be so easy to overlook.
If you happen to take the time to watch the video, or check out the songs (all lyrics are here), I hope you find something you can enjoy!