The album “Looking Back” is a retrospective on my diverse musical career. I wanted to start the album at my current state of musical evolution, and look back in time from there. The songs weren’t written in order from the present to the past, but they represent musical genres I have passed though in my career. From Rock, Pop, Country Rock and Folk Rock to Folk music.
Beyond My Reach
The album starts with a song I wrote early in my career, but I lacked the ability to take the song where I wanted it to go at the time. I’m glad I waited, as the song has now arrived. It’s a better representation, musically, of where I am now.
Turn Back Time
This is one of my more recent creations. I have a deep respect for the indigenous community and the hardships colonization brought upon it. As things come to light over these injustices, I felt compelled to write this song to honour and express the shame of what the white man has done and continues to do. This is a time for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and it is my wish that we put an end to these injustices and find a way to heal the past and move forward together.
Running Into The Night
This song is another recent creation. I have always had a strong bond with my horses right from the day they were born. As my animal partners grow older, I have to face the realization that we won’t be together forever.
Another one of my more recent writings. I’ve always had a lingering need to explore my relationship with my father. Through the process of writing this song I was able to better understand who he was, and how it affected my relationship with him.
I Was Your Man
This is one of my songs from my Country Rock past. I never had a recording of this song that did it justice. I wanted to re-record it in the Country Rock vein that it was written in.
Another song written during my Country Rock past. I wanted to re-record this song - a humorous musing on the human tendency to continually look for more instead of appreciating what you already have.
This recently-written song nevertheless fits well into my Folk Rock past. It was written out of regret for the sale of the acreage that was my home for many years. A lot of memories are tied to that land, and the song was a born of the misgivings I had about letting it go.
You’ll Be Free
This song that fits well with my history in Folk music. After years of not writing or playing music, all the lyrics for this song came to me at once in the middle of the night. I got up in the morning and wrote the music to fit the lyrics. The song was inspired by my grandson who lived a good portion of his youth with us.
Until Your Breath Is Gone
This is a song written recently, but that arises from my Folk roots. It reminds us to live every moment as if it were our last. As I get older I am constantly faced with the fact that we’re not here forever, and it’s important to use our time well.
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