June 13, 2014
-- The members of TJD have known each other for over 20 years and grew up together in Philadelphia. They started recording songs together as teenagers in David P. Stevens' bed room studio, which launched all of their respective recording careers. While recording and singing around the Philadelphia area, TJD had the support of their girlfriends every step of the way. Now 20 plus years later, these brothers married their teenage sweethearts and realized that God was preparing them to be committed husbands and fathers. This brand new single from TJD is a reflection of this revelation through song. It is their hopes to inspire and cause fathers all over the world to celebrate during this father’s day season.
David P. Stevens has traveled the world as a solo Jazz Guitarist and has produced and released countless projects over the years. He will be celebrating a brand new Jazz release coming up later this year as well. On his recent European Tour, he made a tremendous impact appearing on popular shows in Germany and playing sold out shows. David has worked and recorded with artists like Lisa McClendon, Gerald Albright, Carol Riddick, Gerald Veasley and Frank McComb just to name a few. David mentioned from his recent interview with Treasures TV that "I was very happy to reconnect with TJD! I love these guys and we've known each other for so many years! I was especially happy to be able to record a letter to my children, and put it to song! I love my kids, and I pray that this song will encourage fathers to spend more time with their children, and give their all to them!”
Thomas Sligh has also a well known song writer, performer and producer for over 25 years. He and his wife created Treasures of Heart Ministries and have released 3 musical CD’s, a book and a DVD to date.. They have won multiple Independent Gospel Music Awards and have opened for artist like Vickie Winans, Vickie Yohe and countless other recording artists. Thomas Sligh stated through a recent interview with Treasures TV, "that through all of the joys that I have experienced in my life, nothing compares to the joys of being a husband and a father. Seeing how God has blessed me has a father over the years, makes the release of this song very special to me. It also blesses me so much to be reunited with these brothers that are awesome men of God!”
Darnell Jaxon is another well known song writer, vocalist and highly sought after drummer. He is the co founder of Drum-Key Productions which have produced songs for countless artists through various genres. He and his wife founded the choir 1 Prayz who has blessed the world and will release a CD soon. They have traveled and recorded all over the Unites States with their awesome and unique style of praise. Darnell mentions through his interview with Treasure TV,” "Artists lead rather unorthodox lives so it's crucial to pay homage to our youngest supporters (sometimes casualties) of our craft, our children. Being a Father is a blessing as it is one the few relationships that helps to put our bond with our Heavenly Father into perspective. Writing this tune came easy as I reflected on words spoken by my late father... "I might be the only Christ you see". With God's grace, I vow to live a life that points my family to Christ. "...Love, Dad".
TJD hopes that through the release of this single, it will inspire fathers to purchase it and communicate love to their children. They also hope that it will be purchased by people who want to let their fathers know how their love has blessed them in a special way. Please visit http://tjdmusic.bandcamp.com/track/love-dad
to download now. It will also be available in all other multi media outlets to download in the next few days..