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You’re still here, You’re breathing out
You’re breathing in, You’re alive, and maybe
life is still ahead—it’s there for you, and
so am I.
You’re still here
You’re breathing out
You’re breathing in
You’re alive
And maybe life is still ahead
It’s there for you, and
so am I.
 
 
 

MUSIC

My latest solo albums were recorded during and after the life of our beautiful 4th child, Olivia.

So Am I (2017 solo album) —   digital  or  vinyl

So Am I (2017 solo album) — digital or vinyl

“Olivia” — So Am I

 
 
Dance Again (2018 solo album) —   digital  or  vinyl

Dance Again (2018 solo album) — digital or vinyl

“Dance Again” — Dance Again

 

These albums — on the theme of identity — were recorded from 2008 to 2013 with Hello Industry.

Matter (2013) —   digital  or  CD

Matter (2013) — digital or CD

“The Innocent Will Die” — Matter

 
 
MaryAnn (2008) —   digital  or  CD

MaryAnn (2008) — digital or CD

 
 

Hymn Songs — a handful of hymns, recorded simply — was recorded with James Ross in 2012.

Hymn Songs (2012) —   digital  or  CD

Hymn Songs (2012) — digital or CD

 
 

BOOKS

A beautiful lesson in how to love.
— Amazon Review
Mined from a journey of choosing to look fear full in the face.
— Amazon review
So Am I: 14 months of life, living, and letting go   Written during Olivia’s life.   digital, paperback  or  signed paperback

So Am I: 14 months of life, living, and letting go

Written during Olivia’s life.

digital, paperback or signed paperback

Dance Again: grief is healing   Written the year after Olivia’s passing.   digital, paperback  or  signed paperback

Dance Again: grief is healing

Written the year after Olivia’s passing.

digital, paperback or signed paperback

 

LIVE CONCERTS

I perform live at conferences, theaters, churches, and living rooms — such a powerful and intimate way to experience music and community.

Talked for an hour about how beautiful last night was. I can’t express the satisfaction in my heart today.
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WORKSHOPs

The value we offer isn’t in our ability to be perfect. We can offer something infinitely more valuable. We can offer ourselves, as we are.

photo: Ben Browning

photo: Ben Browning

Below are workshops I do with singers, songwriters, performers, production teams, church teams, and leaders. I also offer the same content as a talk with Q&A after. If this would benefit you or your group, get in touch to schedule a private workshop or speaking engagement. Keep an eye out for public workshops as well.

Freedom and Presence in Breath and Voice

For performers, speakers, singers, actors, teachers, worship leaders:

We’ll explore the journey of the Voice, from initial inspiration all the way to the listener’s ear. We’ll discuss the challenges of finding and sharing our Voice freely, and we will explore ways to find that freedom. We’ll explore alternatives to the goal of perfection on stage, letting go of pressure and anxiety, and using the stage as an opportunity for a truly connective and nutritive experience—both for the performer and the audience.

Cultivating a Genuine Expression of Worship

For churches, worship leaders, worship teams, church production teams:

For 10 years I led the worship ministry for one of America’s fastest growing churches, building a community of musicians, leaders, and technical artists. During this time, I learned about the difference between building something which “works”—starting with the end result in mind and using volunteers to reach that goal—and cultivating something which genuinely embodies and unleashes the personality and potential of the artists and leaders of a community. This workshop will give tools—practical and philosophical—for achieving the latter.

We’ll end our time with Q&A in order to have dialog about specific challenges.

Upcoming public workshop dates:
No upcoming events. Stay tuned...

 

Songwriter WORKSHOPS

For songwriters and those interested in songwriting:

This is a space for songwriters to explore their song and Voice in a supportive and receptive environment.

I spend the first 20 minutes giving some tools and ideas to work with, and we spend the remaining time with songwriters and their songs.

Monthly, 2nd-Mondays at 7pm, downtown Peoria in the warehouse district. Open to the public.

Contributions are optional. If you find value in the experience and want to contribute, you may pay any amount you like in-person or online.


Upcoming dates:
August 12 7PM, 820 SW AdamsFB Event
September 9 7PM, 820 SW AdamsFB Event
October 14 7PM, 820 SW AdamsFB Event
November 11 7PM, 820 SW AdamsFB Event
December 9 7PM, at 820 SW Adams

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Practice: A space for being

1st Sundays at 7pm at 3300 W Willow Knolls Drive in Peoria IL

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What is this?

A concert designed to help us practice being here and now.

Who is this for?

This is for anyone who longs to become more present and connected.

This is for anyone of any faith — relevant for church-goers and non-church-goers alike.

What will a typical practice involve?

It changes. I’m exploring the same as you are! But typically...

I will play (something which resembles) a concert, with songs meant to help us connect with what is happening in and around us. During the concert, I will direct our focus to different aspects of our experience. All of us will be practicing our ability to be with a wider range of our experience of life.

We'll emphasize gentleness with Self as well as courage, and will use our body's signals — especially the breath — as a physical guide.

My role is to create the space and support, but this is not a time for me to convince you to think or act a certain way. This is a space for many visions, many hopes, many dreams, many Voices to be explored... freely and without judgement. We can place "right and wrong" aside during this time — we are only exploring!

No need to dress nice. Wear something comfy.

Why am I doing this?

This practice has been my primary space for growing, grieving, and healing for years. This is where I hear the Voice of God. This is where I am finding my own Voice. This is where I have found hope and courage and have been able to make a bit of sense of things. It’s been valuable to me, so I want to share it with you.

Is there a cost to attend?

If you find value in the experience and want to contribute, you may pay any amount you like, at the event or online. I’m making this pay-what-you-can so it can be available to everyone, so please only pay what feels right for you and your budget. And thank you for contributing — this helps me offer more of these in the future.

Upcoming Practice dates:
August 4 7PM, 3300 W Willow Knolls DrFB Event
September 1 7PM, 3300 W Willow Knolls DrFB Event
October 6 7PM, 3300 W Willow Knolls DrFB Event
November 3 7PM, 3300 W Willow Knolls Dr — FB Event
December 1 7PM, at 3300 W Willow Knolls Dr

CONTACT

For contact or to inquire about a performance, interview, workshop, speaking engagement, or licensing, use the form below:

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About

I live in Illinois with my beautiful wife, Heather, who is a wonderful musician and has played with me for 20 years. We have 5 children — three boys and two girls — one of whom has gone ahead of us. I was born in Chicago and as a small child lived in Colorado and Germany. I grew up in the cornfields of DeKalb Illinois, outside of Chicago.

 
Taken the day I finished my most recent project. <3

Taken the day I finished my most recent project. <3