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Michael Bomgardner - Raging Fire Sell your music everywhere

Michael Bomgardner

I have been playing music for a very long time. My childhood years included playing trumpet in grade school through high school both classically and in jazz band. Upon graduation I was faced with the decision to pursue music as a career or to race motorcycles professionally - strange contrast, I know. Motorcycles won out and the next five years were filled with lots of travel and fast times - literally and figuratively. Music came back on the scene when a fellow racer and I starting playing music together at parties and in the bars. When he moved away he left me with no guitar player. Since I had never played guitar before it took awhile to learn. I became a garage musician, never really playing out. Over those years my love for music turned into a love for expression through writing lyrics and simple songs. I finally came together with a group of guys from diverse backgrounds but similar interests and we formed a band called Simple Faith. They were all good players and I put my guitar down to sing lead. We had a great time together and played out for two years doing festival, state fair and church venues. We recorded an album and then shortly thereafter we dispersed into separate callings. Once again I had to reacquaint myself with the guitar. This began a long journey of working to support a family doing something I did not enjoy. Music was always in the background. I kept being drawn to it. I found myself seeking and praying through music, quietly in my garage, playing to the Maker of us all with the best I had in me. I really had no idea how, but I felt that someday I could play these songs for others. I’ll have to write a book to describe all that transpired to get me to the point of recording this EP, but I can confidently say I am doing what I have been given instructions to do. I may never play to huge audiences, but my impression is that these songs will reach people who have been drawn to hear them. It is those people I may never know that I serve while I am having some of the best times in my life. Enjoy!
- Michael