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What I Learned in Africa – Part 2: Melody, Harmony, and Other Things We All Have in Common

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“It matters not what country the musician or the fan comes from. Music is a language that all understand.” –Victor Wooten This quote is actually from a book I was reading while I was in Malawi, and I saw it … Continue reading

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What I Learned in Africa – Part 1: God is an Incredible Artist

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As I explained in my previous post, I just recently returned home from a mission trip to Malawi, Africa. I, along with a team from my church, were there to work with Blessings Hospital, one of very few medical facilities … Continue reading

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What I Learned in Africa: An Introduction

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“If you’re not using your life to make someone else’s life better, then you are wasting it.” I don’t quite remember where and when I heard the above phrase, but it has really come to mean a lot to me … Continue reading

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A Post for Miss Hayley

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On my first solo CD, “Refuge”, I concluded the CD with a little lullaby that I had written for my daughter, Cassidy (“Little Angel”). As part of the rhythm track, I had sampled her heartbeat the night before she was … Continue reading

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The Telephone

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Over the past several days, I have been spending my daily morning prayer and meditation time reading through a wonderful little book by Abbe Michel Quoist called “Prayers”. The book is a collection of dialogues with God by its author, … Continue reading

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I’m Too Young To Have A Teenage Daughter!

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I’ve been saying this phrase over and over for the past week, but it hasn’t helped. It’s true… as of today, I am the father of a teenage girl. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! It seems like only yesterday we were bringing Cassidy home … Continue reading

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The Creator’s Manifesto

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The Creator’s Manifesto Create (kre-āt): verb; to bring into existence; cause to happen as a result of one’s actions. Welcome to a brand new year! If you’re like me, you’ve probably set a few goals for 2013. One of the … Continue reading

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Eric’s Christmas Top 10

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Well, here we are again. It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” that everyone’s been waiting for. I started thinking today about all the great music and musical traditions that surround us at Christmas time and I decided to … Continue reading

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It’s Not About You

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I’ve been in the music business for over 20 years. In those 20 years, this business of music has changed in many ways, primarily in the area of technology. Recording equipment has become more affordable and more “user-friendly”, while information … Continue reading

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Happy to Be Alive

11 years ago today, I almost died. In 2001, a couple of months after the release of my first solo CD, “Refuge”, I had to be rushed to the hospital with severe pancreatitis. It wasn’t until later that I was … Continue reading

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