ELECTRIFY MY SOUL by Dan Kimpel

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n his new book, Electrify My Soul, author/musician Dan Kimpel explores spiritual convictions and how such beliefs impact creativity. Kimpel, who has contributed such best-selling titles as Networking Strategies for the New Music Business as well as a variety of other print, web and film media to educate songwriters about the music business, interviewed over 25 songwriters for Electrify My Soul.

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In his new book, Electrify My Soul, author/musician Dan Kimpel explores spiritual convictions and how such beliefs impact creativity. Kimpel, who has contributed such best-selling titles as Networking Strategies for the New Music Business as well as a variety of other print, web and film media to educate songwriters about the music business, interviewed over 25 songwriters for Electrify My Soul. Hit writers, such as Craig Wiseman, reflect on the higher power that impacted him to draft the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year, “Believe.” Native American musician and Grammy winning artist Bill Miller details how he experiences God’s presence, both on stage and in the natural world around him. Music industry heavyweight John Braheny extols the gospel of physics and philosophy, while contemporary artists-from Marcus Hummon to Peter Case to Melissa Etheridge-reveal the sources stoking each one’s muse. Electrify My Soul makes the case for a variety of faiths, each with its own profound affect on the believer. But one truth emerges, said best by Kimpel in the pages: “A songwriter cannot expect after months of years of emotional barrenness to be instantly elevated beyond the realm of the ordinary simply because the desire is keen and constant.” Aspiring songwriters will no doubt be inspired to cultivate their spiritual side after this engaging read.

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