The Little Album That Could

It’s been four years now since I decided to record my first of a trilogy of quiet-music albums that have truly changed my life.  2014’s Endless was a shot in the dark, my best-effort as an indie artist to find my place in the new-age music world with quiet piano-based songs from the heart, “quiet piano to replenish your spirit.”

After hundreds of hours of arranging, recording & post-production in my little home studio, plus designing album packaging, hiring a radio promoter and launching an artist website & Facebook page, I released Endless in the fall of ‘14 to worldwide radio & digital outlets. My hopes for the album seemed to be vindicated as really wonderful reviews started coming in.

Over 200 broadcast & online radio outlets in the U.S. and worldwide added Endless to their playlists, eventually pushing it to #7 on Zone Music Reporter’s world radio airplay chart. That was enough to earn the album two qualifying ZMR nominations for 2014: album of the year and best piano album with instrumentation. Although I didn’t win, being nominated was a huge thrill. It also encouraged me to stay the course with my future album projects, Matilda’s Flowers (2016) and Nightfall London (2017).

In 2016, SiriusXM Radio added six Endless songs to their Spa & Escape channels. The SXM airplay was a shot in the arm to sales, and the monthly airplay royalties to me as artist & composer were very welcome. 2016 was also significant because I launched my own online quiet-music station. The Cove on plays “music to replenish your spirit,” my music in combination with dozens of other wonderful artists like Chris Botti, Jim Brickman and 2002.

Suffice to say, I’m grateful to God for letting me record Endless & my other albums since then. I know without a doubt that He helped me find a musical genre that truly expresses my heart, lovely quiet music to replenish the spirit of the listener. I do it for them and for Him, my Lord Jesus.

So here’s to the project that started it all back in 2014 and continues to open doors for my music today. I’m so grateful for Endless, the little album that could.