Baby’s Coming Home is a Jerry Reed tune that I learned from John Matsel. It’s a lot of fun to play, and I half-jokingly refer to it as one of the Jerry Reed tunes that is accessible to us mere mortal pickers. I hope you enjoy it.
Last fall, a delegation from the Disciples of Christ in the Democratic Republic of Congo visited Indiana. It was my honor on several occasions during their visit to make music with Rev. Ilumbe and Oscar. This occasion was filmed in the studio of DisciplesNet Church and featured in their worship.
For Rick and Holly, in celebration of your life together. … Continue reading
After posting Sadie for my great niece, I realized that I didn’t have a song for her older brother. That just wasn’t right. I had been working on Over the Rainbow and realized it would be the perfect song for … Continue reading
Join in a song with sweet accord, And thus surround the throne. That text concludes the first verse of Come We That Love the Lord, a hymn text written by Isaac Watts in the early 18th century. Watts (1674-1748) has been … Continue reading
The subject in a very happy state of mind would sing most melodiously, not from the mouth or nose, but entirely in the breast, the sounds issuing thence.Continue reading
I first heard this song when I got my copy of Doc and Merle Watson’s Watson Country CD. Well, then our niece and her husband had their second child and decided to name her Sadie Ruth.Continue reading
Picking the Faith features Travis-style thumbpick guitar, and so it only seemed appropriate to include a Merle Travis song or two on the album. The album contains Preacher Lane, a song from Merle’s Songs of the Coal Mines album.Continue reading
It’s a red radio week for me as I make two radio appearances. Redbud Radio This Saturday night, I visit the studio of Redbud Radio for an interview with host Cary Allen Fields. T-Bone Mathley, host of T-Bone’s Prime Cuts, … Continue reading
The Southside Times, a weekly newspaper serving southern Marion and northern Johnson Counties in Indiana, ran a story about the release of Picking the Faith this week. The story resulted from a delightful interview with reporter Nicole Davis. I felt … Continue reading