Why the Bible? And why Unplugged?
For 30 years I taught the Bible to adults at different churches in Miami. I would teach it as a 40 part series, starting with the summary of the whole story first, so that all of the individual stories would make more sense later. That summary took on a life of its own.
Switching hats, for 40 years (and counting) I've been a musician, performing mostly classic rock, playing in bands back in the eighties and nineties before going solo with the acoustic guitar.
In 2015 I suffered a back injury that forced me to stop performing for 2 years. I took advantage of the down time and did something I always wanted to do. As a kid I loved the musicals "Godspell" and "Jesus Christ Superstar", and I always wanted to do something like that for the whole Bible (not just the gospels). Using my trusty old Bible summary as a basis for the lyrics, the 12 songs practically wrote themselves. As I recovered from my back injury, I started presenting it at different churches, and people loved hearing the whole story in one shot.
In 2020 I gave up my day job to pursue music full time. Yep, January of 2020. It was only one month into my new career that we got hit with a pandemic (of Biblical proportions!) that pulled the rug out from under my gigging feet. Eternal optimist that I am, I took advantage of the unplanned quarantine and recorded the Bible summary the way I performed it - with just the acoustic guitar (ie, Unplugged). On the very day I finished it (62 days later), they started reopening Miami for business. Some things are just meant to be.