We have just released our 2nd CD, Sometimes In The Wind. You can purchase our songs and CDs from CD Baby and iTunes.
Patience…tough word for all of us I guess…but I gotta tell ya when you believe in the songs you’ve written, played ’em in yer head for months-n-sometimes years and performed ’em in front of audiences who like ’em, ya just can’t wait to hear ’em in their ‘Sunday clothes’. I think the most difficult aspect of songwritin’ is pickin’ the ‘right’ songs for a project. These twelve songs are hallelujah songs for me…we sing about the revelations the Lord sends our way–like freedom, the tears of an angel, fallin’ in love, the devastation of love’s loss, overlookin’ love the second time around, yer favorite dog, a horse worth the gamble, even chickens! Gosh we sure had fun…hope you do as well. Welcome to the second collection of life stories from the vantage point of Music Mountain.
The first CD from Music Mountain began almost 6 years ago. I didn’t grow up around bluegrass music. However, when I first started playing it–at a place called Art’s Rib House in Austin, Texas–it was the most natural sound I’d ever been a part of. The Central Texas Bluegrass Association held a jam every Sunday afternoon at Art’s…my first time there was like attending a bluegrass school. Probably every picker I met had been playing, studying and developing their bluegrass skills for several years. Fortunately, they allowed a complete novice to sit in with them. Anyway, if you want to learn something–anything–I would venture to say experiencing that something first hand is gonna be your best teacher…least it was for me. Those folks let me pick with them and even allowed me to take a break when the circle progression made it round to me. Gosh I was horrible there at the beginning…they knew that, but they never shut me off. Most every person I played with gave me sound, constructive criticism, along with basic instruction, as to the ins and outs of the bluegrass music style. Over time, I think I got a pretty fair handle on it…though I know I’ll always be learnin’. I sure am grateful for my friends from those Sunday jams. From those simple, encouraging jams came the eleven songs that make up this first CD.