Songs for the Ride Home, Volume 1 is the fifth CD release from singer songwriter Buck Storm. This disc marks a bit of a departure for Buck. Recorded acoustically, comprised of seven traditional hymns and three original songs, this recording is a simple and honest worship experience.
Let this moment, and every other, be about Jesus.
In 1998 Christian Americana artist Buck Storm entered the international music scene with his debut CD, "Goodbye from Venus". The album immediately began receiving outstanding reviews from critics worldwide. Today, after numerous albums, and what he describes as, “too many miles to remember”, Buck has become a favorite both as a singer/songwriter and worship leader in venues across the country. His reputation is one of integrity, as a communicator of the Gospel, an advocate for the poor, and an encourager of the Body of Christ.
Buck is a storyteller, and his songs flow out of those stories. With an obvious passion for Jesus, and an easy, natural way of communicating that message, his ministry has been compared to those of artists like Keith Green, and Rich Mullins. “When you think of those men, you remember their tremendous musical offerings, but even more so their overwhelming love for Jesus Christ.” Buck says. “That kind of passion is contagious and needed in today’s Church. I pray, if the Lord tarries, that that’s the way I’ll one day be remembered, as a Christian, a real Christian. I want to be spent for Him.”
Although Buck has shared the stage with some of the world's greatest songwriters and musicians, you’ll find that his approach to performing is somewhat different than most. "My prayer is that this can be a true ministry, not just another show." Says Buck. "I want people to see and hear the love of God in every word of every story, and every note of every song. I want them to see that Jesus is the only star. Christ was a radical. He loved people for who they were, not for what they had to offer. Lord, give me a heart like that!". During Buck’s concerts, songs, stories, worship and scripture are woven together to convey the love of a Creator for His creation, and mankind's need, and opportunity, to be reconciled to Him through the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Buck plays live throughout America and the world in venues that range anywhere from churches large and small, to concert halls, to prisons, to soup kitchens. When not traveling, Buck serves as worship leader at Candlelight Christian Fellowship in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Whether you catch him in an intimate setting or large venue, you will be touched. Sit back and enjoy the scenery. It's worth it!
"I like to write songs about cities and small towns, the ghosts that hover around the edges, dreams and dreamers, families, broken and whole, sin, redemption and the struggle in between, love, squalor, motels, churches, kings and the common man. I write about this mixed up, out of control, horribly beautiful cacophony of humanity, that God loves so much that He gave His only Son to die for. I write about life as I see it, or sometimes just how I'd like it to be. Whatever it is it's from the heart and as honest as I can make it."