JPR Live Sessions Presented By Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: decker. (2019)

Jun 7, 2019

Decker’s music draws inspiration directly from the vortexes of the red rock mountains where he resides —an area of Arizona so widely known for its healing energy that millions of spiritual travelers flock there every year in an attempt to harness its power. Releasing albums at the extraordinary clip of nearly a record-per-year since 2009, Decker’s songwriting has garnered love from press and radio around the country.

Decker attributes much of his musical vision to his environment, and when it came time to write his newest album, Born To Wake Up, he again turned to the land for guidance, dreaming up songs on long hikes through the mystical red rock canyons surrounding his Sedona home. Away from civilization and technology, he could tap into the ancient energy of the rocks and truly engage with the full range of his emotions, from the pain and grief of his grandmother’s passing to the beauty and abundance of time spent with his young son.

It was an at-times harrowing experience, but the Arizona songwriter (who records and tours under the name decker.) emerged from it all with a fresh outlook on life. A spiritual accounting of his journey across the delicate tightrope between darkness and light, the record captures Decker’s remarkable transformation—a reawakening that informed every aspect of his identity as an artist, a father, and a seeker of truth and beauty.

JPR Live Sessions are recorded with Audix microphones. Located in Wilsonville, Oregon, Audix designs, engineers, and manufactures high performing, innovative products that contribute to the advancement of the professional audio industry.