Tag Archives: Songwriting

ANTICIPOINTMENT

I love words. I guess that partly explains why I’m a songwriter; there’s something both mysterious and incredibly satisfying about taking a handful of nouns and verbs and shaping them into something new and beautiful. I like cleverness, wordplay, rhyme, alliteration – the whole … Continue reading

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I SEE YOU (RICH MULLINS COVER)

Still thinking about the anniversary of Rich Mullins’ death. Here’s a clip from my duet of “I See You” with Jaime Thietten​: Continue reading

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ALL CREATION

I grew up in Northern California, where my family attended a small church that met Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings and even Wednesday nights. If the church doors were open, we were there. First to arrive – and typically the last to leave.

And at every service, we sang hymns. These hymns were the first songs I ever knew, and they shaped a lot of my ideas about music and singing. Continue reading

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WAKING UP

Isn’t it Spring yet? Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” At least, not for another few days (March 20, to be precise). It has definitely been an unusual winter here at the Riggan Ranch in Idaho – and probably wherever you are.  This … Continue reading

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LABOR OF LOVE

About ten years ago, I was in Tennessee working on Clouds and Fire and doing a few shows nearby. To my delight, I discovered that Andrew Peterson‘s “Behold The Lamb of God” tour was stopping in Knoxville – where I happened to be spending … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY

In honor of Memorial Day (today only – May 30 2016), I’d like to give you guys a free download of “Mrs. Taylor” from my CD “Act of Surrender.” **NOTE: this free MP3 is no longer available** “Mrs. Taylor” is not really … Continue reading

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“HEAL ME”

I wrote the song “Heal Me” with my good friends and songwriting partners Ben Bauman and Randy Thomas. When I was putting out my first solo project, an industry insider advised me to not include the song on my CD; he … Continue reading

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PUPPIES, TOADS AND LEARNING THE HARD WAY

My son’s black lab, Blackberry, recently had 11 puppies. I remember when she was a puppy herself, and Josiah was teaching her to do things like fetch and sit. At that age, there was always something new to learn. One night, … Continue reading

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A LEAP OF FAITH

It’s been awhile since I’ve had any new music for you, so this is kinda big news: I’ve started working on a new CD – and it will be available before Christmas! The title is “Deep Roots,” and it will be … Continue reading

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NOT EXACTLY A SABBATICAL…

Back in January I made a decision. I made up my mind that 2013 would be a lighter year for my music career. Of course, next year I’ll be back with a new record and a lot more touring, but for … Continue reading

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