Just over 12 years ago, my wife and I took our four children to Cape Cod for a wonderful week of exploring beaches, navigating cute little villages, and discovering unique ice cream shops in little colonial houses. One afternoon, we visited Sandy Neck Beach and engaged in all of the fun activities that people do at the beach, including playing in the water, catching sand crabs, making sand castles, and throwing the football. While we were engaged in this fun, I looked in a western direction and gazed up at one of the most beautiful sunsets I had ever seen. My family also noticed the amazingly beautiful sky. We all spontaneously stopped what we were doing and looked at the setting sun with reverence for the natural beauty that we were experiencing. As I looked around the beach, I was impressed that all of the other families had also stopped their activities and were staring at the sky in reverence. Shortly thereafter, I composed "In Reverence" as a reminder to me of that profound experience that we shared as a family. When I listen to "In Reverence," I am reminded of the quiet times in my life when I have been able to experience in reverence those things that are the most poignant, beautiful, and meaningful to me. I feel fortunate that I have this photograph of my son Brendan and me from that day on the beach.
"In Reverence" has now been streamed more than 100 million times on Pandora and has been consistently ranked in the Top 100 New Age Chart for iTunes USA. I am grateful to have received so many thoughtful messages and emails from listeners all over the world who have felt peace and healing through this song. Thank you for supporting my music and for listening to "In Reverence." You can listen to "In Reverence" on