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By: Ame Recording Studio  09-12-2011

Song: Hallelujah

Album: Self titled

Year: 2010

Description: This song is an obvious tip of the hat to U2. We ALL love U2 so it was great fun! The band played great and Levi sang his heart out. At one point, we ended up changing the melody in the chorus a bit……and it got pretty darn high. Levi sounds powerful and confident singing those high notes that us mere mortal men can’t really hit too well!


Artist: Mags

Song: Let it Snow

Album: Dreaming of Christmas

Year: 2010

Description: I’ve been wanting to do a Christmas album for the past 10 years and finally got to do a Jazzy Christmas EP with Mags this past Christmas. Mags was only 15 at the time but sang like a 35 year old pro ! She has such great melodic instincts not to mention great pitch and timing. It was so much fun to make this CD.


Artist: Mags

Song: White Christmas

Album: Dreaming of Christmas

Year: 2010

Description: One of the other joys of making this Christmas CD was working with 5 incredible musicians. Dave Thompson on guitar, Mark McIntyre on Upright Bass , Mark Inneno on Drums , Mike Janzen on Piano and Rob Horvath on Keyboards.

Another thing of note is that 3 of the 8 of the lead vocals were captured “live-off-the-floor” with the musicians.


Song: Here I am Lord

Album: Let Hope Arise

Year: 2011

Description: This is a great song ! Chris introduced it to me as a song that has been a beloved song in the Catholic Church for many years. It was fun to put a modern spin on it.


Song: Pursue Me

Album: Let Hope Arise

Year: 2011

Description: When Chris played the original demo of this song for me, I just loved it. There was such a deep emotion built into the composition and Chris sang it beautifully. For the Studio version, my friend Rob Horvath did a beautiful job with Piano and strings. Then Chris had an idea to make it into a duet. We were able to get Marie Miller from Nashville to sing and she did wonderfully.


Song: Hope Arise

Album: Let Hope Arise

Year: 2011

Description: A really fun song to work on. Chris sang really well and is always a total pro in the studio ! My beautiful wife Margaret Ellen was gracious enough to sing the high harmony in the choruses for us!!


Artist: Stephanie Israelson

Song: Call on You

Album: Deeper Still

Year: 2009

Description: Steph and I wanted to have a Tim Hughes-like song on the CD… this is what we wrote… it did extreamly well at Radio and Steph’s guitarist Steve Hubbard did an awesome job !!


Artist: Stephanie Israelson

Song: Alleluia

Album: Deeper Still

Year: 2009

Description: The song was written by Stephanie, myself and my son Adam. One day I was doing a bit of writing on my own and I walked by my son playing something on his acoustic. I asked him if I could use what turned out to be the chords in the chorus. Stephanie then wrote a beautiful , simple, catchy chorus melody and lyric. The song charted well at Radio and continues to be played all over the country.


Song: Deeper Still

Album: Deeper Still

Year: 2009

Description: This is one probably my favorite song on the CD and Stephanie sang her butt off !!…. both her lead vocals and her harmonies !


Artist: Ali Matthews

Song: Somewhere Beyond

Album: carry me Home

Year: 2010

Description: It’s been a dream of mine to work with Ali Matthews for years. My dream finally can true last year and I wasn’t disappointed. She is a consummate song writer that cares deeply about every single word she sings.

Thanks for the opportunity Ali!!



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One day I was doing a bit of writing on my own and I walked by my son playing something on his acoustic. This is a “live TV performance” of a song called Alleluia from Stephanie’s Worship album. Stephanie then wrote a beautiful, simple, catchy chorus melody and lyric. The song was written by Stephanie, myself and my son Adam.