Mike Mooney on Woody Island, Summer of 1998
Mike Mooney is a guitar player, junior-high math teacher, and father of
one (daughter Kendall). A Michigan native, I "transplanted" to Southern
California as a college grad in 1984. I spent most of my college years
playing guitar instead of doing homework, and it was this love of music
- a gift - that the Lord has used in my life to bring me closer to Him.
In fact, it is through music and through worship that I have been able
to express my faith, my thanks, and my love for Him. Through many
trials, pain, heartache and shame, I have not been shaken from the love
Friend Tim Smith has been a musical inspiration to me these past few
years, and our memorable experience at Camp Woody in the summer of 1998
on Woody Island in Kodiak, Alaska helped bring our gifts, talents, and
our friendship together. Working with Tim, writing songs, and
completing this album has been a dream come true, and an answer to a
prayer that the Lord would give me a voice, a song, and a life that
would glorify Him.
Note: Mike Mooney's two songs on the Stone Table String Band's new
album are "I'm Glad" and "To See Jesus". They are already among the best
received songs on the album. We hope to hear more from Mike Mooney in
the very near future. Keep checking tanignak.com for updates!