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O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Cinematic Worship Series (Advent)

I am a sucker for strings. Always have been. I married a violin player for goodness sake. Quite a number of years ago now at The People's Church (now Church of the City), I created what I simply called 'String Sunday'. This was a Sunday at Christmas where we brought in a string ensemble and [...]

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood with RamCorps

I had mentioned in an earlier update that RamCorps from The University of Mobile had asked me to help out with some arranging for their performances on the Duck Commander Cruise. RamCorps is a high-impact visual brass and percussion ensemble. High energy is RIGHT! For the last night's finale on the cruise, they were asked [...]

I don’t know but he’s off the payroll (What do I do?)

When I first moved to Nashville, almost 21 years ago (January 1996), I moved here to 'do music'. In my mind, I knew what that meant. Music. Simple enough. But there are really a whole lot of facets to what I have had the opportunity to do throughout my musical career. After about 5 or [...]

K-Love Cruise 2016, the Double Sea Horns and Danny Gokey

In my previous update I mentioned playing trumpet on the K-Love Cruise in the 'Double Sea Horns'. As a result of a conversation with one of our neighbors, Chad Mattson (Unspoken), we ended up playing with Unspoken on their brand new song 'Higher' for their concerts on the ship. That night after the concerts (2 [...]

K-Love Cruise 2016, the Double Sea Horns and Unspoken

I talked in a previous post about my experiences arranging music for the Duck Commander Cruise, RamCorps and Lee Greenwood. I 'officially' met a now dear friend, Mark Brannon, who is the CEO of Memphis Based travel company Premier. Mark is a great guy, and best of all...he's a trumpet player. (And a good one [...]

Panama City Pops Orchestra

I had the opportunity January 16th to fly down to Panama City as the Panama City Pops Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Eddie Rackley, played my arrangement of Holy, Holy, Holy as the encore to their concert. The concert featured Grammy Award winning composer and artist Dick Tunney performing his Monkee's Concerto on the [...]

Sitting In or “Post Graduate Studies”

VISUAL I've said this for years. When I am trying to learn something, I immediately go to YouTube to see if someone has made a video of how to do it (and someone usually has). I can try and read a manual, but if there aren't pretty pictures (diagrams), it's like pulling teeth to me. [...]

Sitting In – with Bruce Broughton

Back in high school (mid/late 80s), our assistant band director wrote an arrangement of Bruce Broughton's iconic score to 'Silverado' for the marching band. It was one of 'those' moments for me...a shaping moment. I loved the music and how it worked with the film. That was a pivotal moment for me in my love [...]

Christmas in Black and White created by Jeff Slaughter

I wrote a horn arrangement for one of Jeff Slaughter's songs from a VBS collection he did with Brentwood-Benson Publishing. The next Christmas, he had this idea for a children's Christmas musical based around a penguin polar pet park. My friend, Jonathan Crumpton, VP of Brentwood-Benson, called and said, "We're doing this new musical with [...]

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