Steve has been working in music since he could sing from the back seat of his dad’s car. In his early years he was an award and scholarship winning trombonist moving to guitar and keyboards later. He has conducted orchestras, wind ensembles, and choirs through the years, and has played under Doc Severinson, Aaron Copeland, David Sanborn and others. He has earned degrees in both music and engineering. His passion these days is recording and producing with local churches and Christian writers whereby Ragg Productions came into being.
…and he should probably get a new picture.
A few of the last recordings we’ve been a part of are listed below. Each one has its own backstories – which is exactly what every great piece of art should have.
American CSA Family Jam 2 – The American Christian Songwriters Association sponsored concerts consisting of member songwriters forming a band and playing a night of each other’s music. This was from the second such concert. It was our first go at mixing tracks from a live show and we’re pretty proud of the way it turned out. The CD was distributed to all the participants only. Due to copyright issues this is not available for re-sale.
So I Will Praise You – a CD benefiting the Filipino American Alliance Church in Arlington, Texas. All original songs which we’ve told much of the story and posted some examples in blog posts here and here. Many of these songs were actually written in a Texas prison, and have made their way out and are being sung today by the Body.
Come Unto Me – a CD benefiting the Families In Crisis ministry at Oakcrest Family Church. All songs were written and performed by those in and benefitting by the ministry. Of course the CD and full downloads are available at the church website, DigStation, CDBaby, and of course …iTunes.
A Left-handed Recital – a one-handed (yes, one-handed and the left one at that!) university level piano recital playing pieces by Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Dohnanyi (it’s OK – I didn’t know him either), and Scriabin. No longer in print. But if you’re just dying for a copy let us know. We’ll see if we can’t pull some strings. Lauren’s my sister so I know where she lives…