Browsing Archive: October, 2010

New Tune Released, Latin Atkins

Posted by Keith Howard on Friday, October 29, 2010, In : Publishing 
What is Latin Atkins?  Don't get nervous.  We're not counting carbs.  The title simply reflects the feel of the song.  There are moments in the music when the finger picking pattern reminds me of sensational country guitarist Chet Atkins, the phenom.  But when I throw in that one 5/4 measure and contrast the minor mode against the melody, it suddenly takes on Latino characteristics.  The juicy rhythm seasons the saucy sax.  You'll need a steady diet of Latin Atkins.

I dedicate this song to my ...

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New Release Happy Fingers

Posted by Keith Howard on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : Publishing 

Today the sixth cut in the Eskaton album project was released, it's called Happy Fingers. Things continue to progess toward the November 15th projection date for Eskaton's public debut.  Put on your headphones and enjoy samples hereHigh quality mp3s digitally mastered and recorded at studio quality 320 kbps can be purchased now at GoldSash Publishing.

Happy Fingers, happy feet too, but they can't play the guitar.  This islands' sounding theme weaves interesting modulations with creative piv...


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Title Track Released, Eskaton

Posted by Keith Howard on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Publishing 

Today I moved one step closer to the conclusion of the Eskaton album project.  The signature track is titled Eskaton.  I love the way this song worked out.  I felt express inpiration even in the midst of recording.  When the music swells it calls to mind the ultimate victory of God, reminds me of his myriad little victories in daily life along the way, and always brings me to tears.

Eskaton is a folksy reflection berthed in a season in which chaos was stopped, a true Sabbath moment with no dea...


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Becoming Like a Child

Posted by Keith Howard on Saturday, October 9, 2010, In : Theology 
I enjoy reading and writing theology.  Theology has been described as a conversation that is on-going throughout church history.  Coming from the compound Greek terms theos (God) and logos (word, statement, reason), theology seeks to unearth the not-so-obvious truths that are the composition of bedrock beliefs we hold.  When done correctly, theology draws us closer to God, and by the way, common people do theology every day.  Part of my vision is for ordinary people to engage in discussion of...
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Keith Howard Keith is the proud husband of Stefanie, and they have two boys, Zakary, and Nicholas. He is the lead pastor of Buckeye First Assembly, a progressive, Pentecostal congregation in an exburb of Phoenix. Together Keith and Stefanie have been in ministry for more than two decades having served three congregations in Texas, Colorado, and now Arizona. They have been music ministers performing musicals for all ages; writing and aranging for choirs and orchestras; leading worship bands. Keith holds a Master's of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a BS in Sacred Music from Southwestern University.
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