I am humbled by some of the feedback I have been receiving on my recent EP release “Drink The Divine.” As a blogger and writer, many of you have known that I lead worship and such. But, it is likely that few of you have heard of my original material. The five-song EP is offered FREE for you to download and share. Please, donate on Noisetrade, or purchase a copy on one of the available outlets such as iTunes or Amazon if you enjoy it. And, you my friends are the only distribution that I have, so spread the word!
Here are some very nice things people have said about the project!
“Drink The Divine” is well produced and well written. That is not what impresses me about this particular offering. You get a real sense and awe and reverence from this music. This music is lived out in a walk of faith that is not trying to follow trends, but follow Jesus in a real way and express something real. His honesty shines deeply as I am encouraged to drink deeply of the well where this music sprang forth. A drink of the divine indeed.
“…I am struck with the depth of the lyric and the emotion, but even more so with Rich’s courage in releasing a project that simply is what it is. The songs range in style and influence, with a thread of the theatrical woven throughout. In a culture where art is measured almost exclusively by its “commercial” viability, this music dares to demand the listener to actually listen…”
– Trent Smith, Worship Pastor/Recording Artist
“… It seems this EP was written from the heart of someone discovering more and more the beauty and the depth of loving and being loved by Jesus. I was encouraged by the lyrical truths & heart behind the EP “Drink the Divine”.”
– Adam Herod, Worship Pastor/Songwriter/Blogger
“…Through his heartfelt lyrics, Rich boldly asks us all to think harder about serving each other as a our religion, rather than having religion as our religion. Through his extensive musical experience and ability to command the emotion of the instruments he directs, Rich boldly asks us all to feel deeper the love surrounding us…”
– Page Lynch, Filmmaker/Recording Artist
“With conviction in his voice, Rich pours out his heart into every melodious line and lyric.
As I continue to listen intently to each song, I’m captivated by the mature – yet humble – approach to follow Jesus in faith and action. This EP inspires me to not only continue to nurture my passion for songwriting, but more importantly draw me closer to my Redeemer and King.”
– Anson Sexton, Worship Leader/Youth Pastor/Blogger
“What I love about this project is – it feels very honest. It’s not contrived. Beautiful melodies, cool production, solid lyrics and a lot of heart. …this is just great to listen to, it lifts me up. “Grace Found Me” is gorgeous, love the vocal. “Sacred Place” really does take me to a sacred space. I dig the whole project…”
–Rob Still, Worship Leader/Producer/Blogger