Holy [Righteous & True], or HRT, is my take on the Christian praise and worship movement. I get tired sometimes [ok, a lot of times] of songs that are just an acoustic guitar and a piano... but that doesn't mean that there aren't great songs that were written for these instruments. It just means that I like to have a bit of variety in the music that comes out of me or goes into my ears. HRT is a variety of styles because I'm a variety of moods - sometimes you want a throbbing bass and sometimes you just want some piano and strings without any lyrics. HRT goes full circle and has a bit of it all, along with songs that have an uplifting message or praise elements to them that reflect my faith through my experiences.
I'd like to thank Prime Loops for some great products that I've been able to cut and splice to create my own sounds, which you will hear bass and percussion elements from them on all the non-piano based tracks on HRT. I'd also like to thank my wife for putting up with endless nights of creativity that went from writing novels to writing music and all of who have been influential in the creation of this [you're too numerous to name!], but especially to The Pummelo team for dealing with endless bad ideas of mine.
What you experience when you listen to HRT is what is coming from my heart at this given moment. It's a small piece of me and whether you like it, hate it, or are indifferent to what you hear on this album, what matters is that it is authentic. It's how I feel, how I worship, how I see God, and what I want my kids to know about me as they grow up and begin understanding what the lyrics really mean. I won't pretend to believe that I'm the best producer, the best musician, or the best lyricist in music today because I'm not. What you hear in HRT is what I am - a little lo-fi, a little scattered, and someone who cares dearly about the things in which I believe. I welcome getting to know you as you get to know me through HRT. Thanks for taking a look!