MP3 Gary Alt & friends - It's About the Kids
Theocratic songs for children of Jehovah''s Witnesses, that adults will enjoy as well.
23 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music, POP: Folky Pop
I first realized the power of music as a young boy listening to AM radio on Long Island, NY, in the early 1960s. I soaked up virtually everything that came across the airwaves. It wasn''t long before I began expanding my musical horizons, with the influence of my parents'' record collection, to the great composers such as Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Mozart. Still in grade school, I took up the drums with the school band and orchestra. Not long after that, my father bought me my first acoustic guitar as a gift, so I set about teaching myself to play it. In just a few years, my family got a piano, which I of course had to play!
It was only a year or so after beginning piano lessons that I found the true power of music. It was then that I was first exposed to the truth of the Bible. After getting baptized as one of Jehovah''s Witnesses in 1975 at age 16, I began more than ever to appreciate that music can be used to our detriment, or to encourage positive qualities like faith, hope and love.
Over the years I have dabbled with music off and on, but never seriously, as it always seemed impossible to do so in this world while seeking the kingdom first. A few years ago, thanks to the encouragement of family and friends, I began putting whatever musical ability I have to good use by writing songs along theocratic themes; first to encourage my young children in their struggle to maintain integrity in this world, then to entertain and encourage the brotherhood in general.