One of the first Christian CDs I owned as a new believer was The Robe, by Wes King. For most my post-college life, my professional career including music promotion in some form of fashion. For five years, I worked at Family Christian Stores, interviewing authors and artists. One of the best concerts I remember featured Wes King, Phil Keaggy and Scott Dente. Wes had written a song about infertility called, "Thought You'd Be Here." It's a bit of a tear jerker.
About a year ago, Wes was diagnosed with lymphoma. It's been a rough road and he isn't totally out of the woods yet. Musicians aren't known to have great medical plans, either, so his illness has been a strain financially as well. The beautiful thing is that many of Wes' friends in the music community have come together to create a tribute album, covering Wes' songs. Proceeds will benefit the family.
I hope you will join me in supporting this amazing musician and man. Even if you don't, please remember Wes and his family in your prayers.