I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, to missionary parents (Wycliffe Bible Translators) and grew up singing in the home with my 9 siblings. I taught myself the guitar at age 16 and started trying to write songs. It has taken me a long time to get to the point where the songs were worth playing for others, but now I continue to write music and lyrics for church and for performance. You can listen to some samples at my website: www.hiramring.com
Thanks for posting that link, Hirman. LOVE it! Love the melody, love the words. What a simple love song that spans all ages of life, from the young and innocent to the old and familiar. Really enjoyed where you were writing the note to her from the park bench. You almost could have shot the portion of the video from your perspective right there only. And she was adorable walking through town, which captured the sweetness of love which was reflected in the words you chose. :)
So, even though you didn't ask for a critique, I hope that what I shared was an ecouragement. It's very well done! And if I knew you'd be coming to Montana, I'd be in the crowd as you sang. Blessings!
Brother Hiram,excepted your friend invitation, you are my brother in the Lord , now you are my friend forever, Praise God there is no generation gap in the kingdom of God. Wishing you the Best that God has to offer. Sincerely and Prayerfully yours, Brenda H atridge
Jon beat me to my news...:) I'm glad to see you here too. Its going to be a great place to talk about the book and get the word out.
Since you've had relative success with what you've done re: marketing, self publishing, and since I've talked to a few other peeps in the business, we are going to self publish at this moment...and pray and see where God takes it.
Come visit...welcome any time. We are headed to Paris to see Jon for a few days the end of Feb. Let's chat seriously sometime because the next project after the book is an album....
Hey!! Yeah, the book is coming along nicely. First draft is just about finished so next stage is to get our editors to look at it. We're thinking of self-publishing. We'll work out all the details in the next month or so.
Things are generally going well. Work is very busy but I'm loving it!! I'm always tired at the end of the day but it's been great to see the kids improve and develop. Only got another 10 weeks to teach and then its back to the UK. Lots going on there too.
Well, you haven't been to God's country till you've hit Montana! haha Sorry... it's a local thing. But it really is Big Sky Country. People say they've never seen skies like this before. I'm so used to it I don't even think about it anymore. I'm situated between several mountain ranges. Bridgers, Spanish Peaks, and Crazy Mountains.
Funny you should say Sitka. If I ever get a male dog that's what I'm naming it. I always liked the sound of the name.
I wouldn't be surprised if I don't hear of you traveling the States one day with your beautiful music. Is that a dream of yours?
My mom's family is from Palmyra and my dad's, Berwick. But we've been all through Lancaster over the years. I just realized I spelled Reese's wrong in my previous post. Oops! Last time I was in PA, I was chased around the yard by my sister who had a leftover cicada skin she picked off the tree. I'm screaming while my aunt stood there laughing. I didn't like my sister very much that day! You wanna creep me out? Put a bug near me! I swear, it seemed like the fields were possessed because the noise from those things was so loud. I think that would be the only thing I would not enjoy about PA. Otherwise, it's great. Ever been the the northwest?