Allen Krehbiel introduces his new album, Heart of a Dad. From his blog….
As a budding artist, I’ve dreamed big dreams of fame and fortune with an understanding that they would likely not ever become reality. And if those dreams are so large that they unobtainable, why would I ever even try? Well, the simple answer is that regardless of the arrival at the perceived destination, the adventure is in the journey itself. And, I’ll never get anywhere without first taking one simple step in that direction. and then another… and another… Soon I’ll be much closer than I am right now, and will likely have achieved many smaller dreams along the way.
One of those dreams was lived this week with the release of my first official solo album: Heart of a Dad. It’s a compilation of songs written and sung from the perspective of a father. It represents many different stages of life, but all of the songs celebrate a common blessing that is fatherhood.
I didn’t set out on this songwriting journey to release solo CD projects into this world, but that was the next logical step in my journey, and all of the previous steps seemed to lead right to where I’m at today. It was effectively a by-product of the relationships I had formed with very close co-writing friends, many hours of developing my home-studio recording abilities, hours of agonizing over the best way to get certain thoughts across in song, etc. By the time I looked up from my baby steps, I was surprised at where I was, and I realized that I might as well put it all in a tidy little package and present it to the world.
So here ya go, world…
A little offering of my baby steps over the past few years. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it. It is certainly a project grown from the heart of a couple of passionate Dads, and I trust it will touch you as well. – Allen
Visit Allen’s Website to listen to his music: Allen Krehbiel