What You Hold Near
We are living through unsettling times.
And even though these songs were written and recorded over the past two years, I think they resonate with what is happening today in the world. I chose to call the album What You Hold Near because at the core of things, we draw strength from our families, friends and those people and things we choose to hold nearest to our hearts.
In difficult times, music has always powered me through. I hope it is not too presumptuous to suggest that these songs can offer opportunities to escape, reflect or to just rock out to.
Thanks to my bandmates David Kendall and Mike Budd, who brought these songs to life. Thanks to those who I hold near, especially my beautiful wife and children. May we all emerge on the other side stronger and wiser.
Paul Lesinski July 2020