The Lighthouse Boys set out to record and release a new CD in 2013 and 2017. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we could not finish the albums. In November of 2018, my Dad and original member Bill Underwood went into the hospital in the final stages of Heart Failure, and he received a heart transplant the following February. In December 2018, my uncle and original member Steve Johnson also went into the hospital and was diagnosed with heart problems. The Lighthouse Boys continued to sing while Dad (Bill) and Steve Johnson attempted to recover. Unfortunately, Dad passed away last July with Covid, just 11 days after being diagnosed.
While searching through Studio files, I was able to find three songs that Dad recorded to start a solo album; we thought they were lost. However, these three songs are just Dad's voice and his guitar, so we have an excellent foundation to build the rest of the music around it.
That brings us to this campaign. The Lighthouse Boys need your help to raise funds to finish the album and Dad's three solo songs. The Lighthouse Boys studio album will be the last to feature all three original founding members, Mark and Bill Underwood and Steve Johnson, as well as myself.
People have expressed the desire to hear these final sessions of Dad, and it will allow The Lighthouse Boys to close this chapter the right way as we head into a new Chapter. We are all excited for the opportunity to go back into the studio to sing with Dad once more.