‘Be Ready’ is a song that I’ve loved for many years. The song was originally written and recorded by Robby Ballhause back in 1996, an artist whose songwriting and performing has always left a strong impression on me. I’ve been interested in somehow collaborating with Robby for some time now, and my new album seemed to be an ideal opportunity to do so. It’s never easy covering an accomplished artist’s original work. While the goal is to give it your own touch and spin, it has to offer a new perspective that remains respectful to the original. I love the result and believe it blends beautifully with the overall tenor and tone of my new album.
Peter Baumgartner, June 2020