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To me, music is the story of discovery. Discovery of a safe place - A place where I can go and feel understood in a way I've never experienced. Discovery of freedom - Freedom from solitude and complete isolation. Discovery of truth - Truth about the world and emotional truths of universal value. Discovery of emotional healing - Healing of wounds that simply wouldn't heal otherwise. Discovery of beauty. A beauty so rich that it cannot possibly be translated to any sort of written or spoken language and be completely effective. I grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri, a medium sized city in the Kansas City area. From a young age, I have always been involved in music. My mom always had a passion for music and she paid for me to take piano lessons for three years starting when I was nine years old. For some reason piano never seemed to be the instrument for me, but I did not seem to have much of a choice in the matter since my mom wanted me to have some sort of exposure to music and all we had was a piano. I practiced piano for three years until one year for Chrismas my parents gave me a guitar.
At the time, I was quite unimpressed by this gift and left it to collect dust in the darkness of my closet, until one day I removed the guitar from its dark, dusty home. I started playing around with the strings and the frets and something indescribable happened to me that day. I made a connection to the sounds that vibrated through the air as they left the sound hole of the suddenly incredible object that I held in my hands. As my fingers danced across the fretboard, I felt something I had never felt before. I felt understood. For so long I did not know where I belonged in life, but at that moment I knew. I belonged with music. Ever since then, I've taken guitar lessons and have also taken to songwriting and musical composition. Now my life's purpose is to share my discoveries with others so that they too may experience something similar to what I experienced and find the same safe place that I found. I hope you enjoy my music and make a connection through it to your own life and experiences. Thank you for reading. -Heath Church