This single release, Torn, is a tribute to my Dad, Rev. James E. Howard, November 30, 1943 - March 18, 2011.  Far from a funeral dirge, it is a guitar ballad that captures the heart of struggle and ultimate reward.  He lived his faith, pounding it out through remarkable testimony, endless acts of kindness and love in the face of unspeakable suffering.
My Dad emulated Jacob, wrestling with God, not letting go until he was blessed.  In fact, the name Israel means "he wrestles with Go...


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