Kathy's Songs

History

Kathy wrote a small number of songs between the time she was in high school and some years later when she worked in Annapolis as youth minister at David's parent's church. Of her current songs, Welcome Home is the most recent. It was written as a memorial for her grandmother when she died while Kathy was working at Weems Creek Baptist in Annapolis, Maryland. The next year Kathy returned to South Carolina and what had been her job as an elementary school teacher, youth director at her church there, plus got married.

Kathy refers to her early songs as "... the rantings of a Jesus-loving crazy teen!"


None of Kathy's music was originally written down. It all existed in her head. One year her cousin Donna, had Kathy play all her songs and record them on a cassette. Donna had those recordings transcribed as written music. Those hand transcribed sheets of music were the starting point for making the arrangement of those songs on the recording, Kathy's Songs.

Plans

During David’s prior involvement recording the album, Hymns and Songs for Living, he made contacts with a variety of folks that work in various phases of music. It therefore is hoped making the little album of Kathy’s Songs will be considerably more straightforward than was creation of the album Hymns and Songs for Living.

David initiated outreach conversations with Kathy exploring possibilities for creating a small recording containing all of Kathy's Songs.