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picture of the cover of the United Saints of America album

 

United Saints of America was recorded Thanksgiving Weekend in 1976 at Autumn Sound studios in Dallas (where Willie Nelson recorded his "Red Headed Stranger" album). It was my first of two albums with Star Song Records. 


 

picture of the cover of the Spectacles album

 

 

Spectacles was recorded in 1979 at Rivendell Studios in Houston, Texas. The album featured friends from the Hope, the band I toured with as the opening act and sound man. Also featured was Sonny Lallerstedt from the Pat Terry Group, Fletch Wiley, Tom Autry and Jerry McPherson.  

 

 

 

 

 

A NEW CALLING

In 1981 I accepted the call to begin serving as a pastor full time. I continued to write music and perform for fun at churches, and for conferences and retreats. In 2000, I led music for a revival at the First Presbyterian Church in McAlester, Oklahoma. Unbeknownst to me, they recorded the songs I shared and at the end of the revival gave me a copy of my very first CD. No more 8-track and cassette tapes for me! I began to record live concerts from that point on. 

 

 

picture of the cover of the Fool 4 Jesus album

 

Fool 4 Jesus was that first CD. I'm pretty much solo on this one, playing banjo, guitar, ukulele and harmonica. On a couple of tunes Robert Johnson plays drums (not THE Robert Johnson). Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Choir who were in attendance that night can be heard joining in on "Fool For Jesus." 

 

 

picture of the cover of the Laughing Stock album

 

 

Laughing Stock was recorded in 2003 at The Well, a coffeehouse sponsored by Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. At that concert I played guitar, banjo, tiple and ukulele. Steve Arnold played bass and congas, and Dianne Harrington sang and played the shaker eggs.

 

 

 

picture of the cover of the Funny Bone album

 

Funny Bone was recorded in 2003 at St. Paul Presbyterian in Houston. I played guitar, banjo and banjelele. Steve Arnold played congas, mandolin and guitar. Jimmy Connell played keyboards. Carl Slagley played bass and trumpet, and Dianne Harrington added vocals. 

 

 

 

 

picture of the cover of the Evangel Eyes album 

Evangel Eyes was recorded in 2004 at The Well again, proving that you can't go to that Well once too often. For this concert, Steve, Jimmy, Carl and I were joined by Jon Ford on lead guitar, and Karl Van Kyle walked on and played harmonica on "Cat Skinners." 

 

 

   picture of the cover of the In Odd We Trust album
In Odd We Trust was recorded in 2005 at Memorial Drive Presbyterian in Houston, Texas. This CD includes some of my favorite songs written by other folks like "Frog Kissin" by C.W. Kalb, "The Prodigal in F" written by Paul Land (but with some extra "f's" that I added), "No Deal" by Townes Van Zandt (but I added verses 2-4), "Happily Married Man" by Terry Taylor, and the title tune "In Odd We Trust" written by Mark Brown (I wrote the title).

  picture of the cover of the Herose album

Herose was recorded in 2006 at First Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, Texas, on April Fool's night. Steve Arnold played drums and percussion, Jimmy Connell played keyboards, Carl Slagley played trumpet and bass guitar, and David Kealey played lead guitar.

 

 

picture of the cover of the Revised Standard Versions album

 

Revised Standard Versions is a 2010 compilation of my "Revised Standard Versions" of other artist's works. I've included some of my newer parodies like "I Love This Church," "Sparadigm" and "Jonah B. Goode" that were recorded at the Wimberley Presbyterian Church. I also added songs recorded at the Open Mic nights at Main Street Crossing in Tomball. Of course, no compilation of my parodies would be complete without two of my favorites, "(I Wish They All Could Be) Presbyterian Girls" and "To All the Churches I've Left Before." 

 picture of the cover of The Last Laugh album

The Last Laugh was recorded at Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas, in 2010. I played guitar, tiple, banjo and banjelele. Steve Arnold played bass guitar, mandolin and percussion. Carl Slagley played bass fiddle, bass guitar and trumpet, and David Kealey played lead guitar.

 

picture of the cover of the Jim Gill's Greatest Hit album

 

jim gill's greatest hit is a collection of jim's greatest hit from previous recordings. (You decide which hit is greatest.) 

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picture of the cover of the Cracked Potz album  

 

Cracked Potz  Recorded at St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Houston on March 6, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and the latest, just released...

 

 picture of the cover of the Here after shock album 

Hereaftershock  Recorded at Faith Presbyterian Church in Baytown, Texas, on Saturday, March 23, 2013, as a part of Faith Lift, a Benefit Concert for Love INC, a Baytown ministry to those in need sponsored by the United Way and 40 Baytown area ministries.