Years from now, I'll probably look back on this record as the beginning of the end of my career as a singer-songwriter. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a good record. It's just that I went extra deep and extra weird with it. The CD has over an hour of music and covers more artistic ground than I'd ever attempted before. Why do I say this may've been "the beginning of the end"? Well, those of you who follow my music enough to read this know that I am not exactly what anyone would call famous, and most folks probably would be hesitant to even call me successful. I make a living at this, but I'm self-aware enough to know that I'm a bit on the obscure side. I think this recording was the beginning of my journey - lyrically and conceptually -- into those less-charted waters. I was growing like a weed during that time, spiritually speaking, and I put all of my discoveries and questions and random thoughts into the project. I had rarely found Christian music to be exceptionally honest (I still don't), and I endeavored to remedy that, a little, with Big Quiet Truth. Musically speaking, I experimented with some alternative tunings, as well as some new instrumentation on the project. Standouts among the 13 tracks include "Send My Sin Away," "Open Letter to the Christian Subculture," "Take a Hint," and "Will You Walk With Me," which has turned into a mildly popular wedding song. Who knew? Big Quiet Truth features Shane and Shane on a couple of tracks (at the time they lived three apartments down from us), session guitar legend Glenn Pearce on electric, and of course, Craig Weaver on drums and percussion. The great David Parker engineered and co-produced it. Oh, and my wife sang a little. I've sold about 4000 of these.
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