Hi, I’m Joe Bolf.
Years ago I came across an album by Rick Wakeman entitled “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table”. The album told the story of King Arthur in song.
I really liked the idea of telling a whole story, in song and eventually decided to apply this concept to the bible.
I have been a Follower of Jesus for 45 years. I love the bible. But I have met so many people, including Christians, who think it too hard to understand and never attempt reading it. Or read it very little.
I have found that even theology books like Romans and Galatians seem to come to life when sung to music. I am hoping that many people who would never open a bible or who read it very little will be exposed to it thru the exciting and entertaining format of song.
This website was created to promote musicians and bands that would like to join me in this effort.
My own band, the Joe Bolf Band, uses a rock / blues style of music. I am looking forward to other bands using a variety of music styles. People have different tastes in music. I look forward to the day when there will be many links on this site for many different bands. In the mean time you are stuck with me.
Musicians who would like to join me in this effort will soon discover that modern bibles are under copyright. I spent a couple of months communicating with a bible publisher trying to understand how to put the bible to song without violating copyright, yet staying true to scripture. There is more information on this site for musicians who would like to pursue this.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.