Ride The Sky  1999  Song was selected to be included in a nationally distributed documentary  filmed by  Brent Warren named Marvin’s Fly’n Boat.  This is a story of a man who died while making the world’s largest  scale model flying radio controlled airplane.  It was a model of the Spruce Goose and  the video tells of the  completion of the model and Marvin’s dream by a model club and the subsequent flight, proving the Spruce Goose could fly.  
Lord, Will You Give Me A Chance  2000 Song was selected as winner in the Spiritual category of the Walnut Valley Songwriting contest held in Winfield KS. (Check TUNES to hear a clip) or  http://www.wvfest.com/archives/new2000.html
BK2 (Since renamed Sea Among The Rocks) 2004 Song was selected as alternate in the Instrumental category of the Walnut Valley Songwriting contest held in Winfield KS. (Check TUNES to hear a clip) or http://www.wvfest.com/archives/new2004.html
The Pirate Song  2005 Song was selected as alternate in the Songs About Winfield category of the Walnut Valley Songwriting contest held in Winfield KS. (Check TUNES   to hear a clip) or http://www.wvfest.com/archives/new2005.html
Song For James  2006 Song was selected as alternate in the Instrumental category of the Walnut Valley Songwriting contest held in Winfield KS.  (Check TUNES 2  to hear the song) or  http://www.wvfest.com/archives/new2006orig.html
Judges for the Walnut Valley contest can choose to return comments about the songs entered.  Some of the comments were:
“Most beautiful song entered ....Congratulations on the alternate slot.” (Instrumental) BK2 ... Sea Among The Rocks
“Great idea for a song and it works!”  “Wear a patch on your eye when you sing this!”  The Pirate Song
“Beautiful! Love the chords” , “Very deeply felt”, “Lots of depth in your playing!” Song For James
Even the songs not selected as winners received comments such as: “Absolute beautiful chord changes.” “I think this is such a haunting song.” “ GREAT!”  “I would give this my highest rating if the melody was a bit more defined.” “I like the way the melody is implied.” “What a great story.  Thanks for sharing it!”
The competition is always tough, but it’s nice to know my songs are well received.  Guess I’ll have to just keep trying, eh?
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