Tunes, Images and Words Inspired by Blue

Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.
Blue is a "Glacier F Model" built by Max and Lauri Girouard with some inspiration from yours truly. The video clip below is pretty raw - first time playing the instrument and the reverb was still on in my set up, but I think it does the trick especially since I use reverb on most if not all my recordings. I hope you liked your introduction to "Blue".

Look for the Slideshow of the Girouards' work the bottom of this page.
 
Ocean.Blue Meditation is now available as a replicated cd - it's $10 local or $ $15 shipped - beautifully packaged and it is probably my most favorite recording to date - email me for more info at loveprayobey(at)gmail.com
The video below is a first with "Blue". It's just a simple meditation with an Indian Classical instrumentational backdrop. I hope by embracing other cultures, I honor them. If you like this song, please visit the other pages of my site for more free music, poetry, more about my faith, etc. 

Each moment God allows us to live for Him is Beautiful!

 
I recorded "Flathead Lake" with my travel studio (ipad and usb microphone) in Whitefish, MT - my kids were fishing on the lake during the creation of this tune. I liked it enough to post it here - free to download or stream - Godspeed.
Pic for got blue
The track "Ocean Blue Meditation" is an ambient meditations backed by a volcanic tidal pool soundscape coupled with an array of other textures - my attempt to talk to the sea and all its creatures. It can be used for any quiet time including worship and devotion - you can preview it to see if it is a good fit for your needs - a copy can be mailed to you but shipping and handling will apply.

"The Lamb" was a Passover meditation that uses "Blue" and a Girouard Octave.
Live Recording of "Golden Retrievers" and "Rejoice Evermore":

These go out to my pup Wasabi. They were recorded live in my living room through a portable recording device. This is what the audience would hear if they heard me in a venue. These tracks are unaltered in anyway except a one second feedback mute on "Golden Retrievers". I am starting to get ready to play some gigs and I wanted both the listener and the venue to get a sense of my sound. Electronics are a Big Sky Reverb, a Moog Ring Modulator, and a Ravish Sitar. There are also portions of each track that have no effects. The mic is a DPA 4099. Thanks and blessings.
Recent comments - 

"I listened to the whole Got Blue track and I honestly thought it was some of your best work.  As I said, I liked the tidal pool in the background.  It was a little soft at times.  I would have liked it if the volume on the tidal pool was about one click higher.  But I know how hard it is to balance the background and the mandolin.  You want the mandolin to stand out.  I just had to turn up the volume to hear the waves.

Overall, I thought it was great.  I think you keep getting better and better (the combination of God's gifting and your willingness to work hard and develop the gift).  I think you did a great job." - as a result from this feedback, I remastered the song and it sounds so much better.

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"I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed "Got Blue?"!  I think the name is fun and cool.  It's also just neat to have something that long from you where you incorporate many different elements.  Usually, your tunes or series of tunes has one primary element you are focused on.  Blue's really got a beautiful warm, vibrant tone, and I'm glad you showed her off with this."

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"Yes.  I really like the new mix.  I think you nailed it.  I'm listening to it as I write and I find it very relaxing.  I hear birds in the background that I didn't notice before.  I can almost see you outdoors by the pool playing Blue.

I'm smiling as I write this.  Good work, Steven."
Pictures were taken by Matthew Chambers Photography of Austin, Texas. Matthew is an extremely nice person and a professional all the way around. Very good at what he does and he is very fair with pricing. I would highly recommend him for an kind of photo shoot.