There are several factoids about John Ringhofer that elicit fandom, and none of them have anything to do with his music:
That last one I experienced first-hand several years ago when I -- a complete stranger -- emailed him to ask if he would send some birthday gifts to a friend of mine who was a huge fan. A few days later, I received a package for my friend complete with guitar picks, CDs of unreleased songs, and a hand-written note wishing my friend a happy birthday. That kind of thoughtfulness cannot be faked. Ringhofer is the real deal.
And so is his music. Really, genuinely honest -- John Ringhofer, under the moniker Half-Handed Cloud, writes thoughtful and reflective songs about faith and spirituality that mimic a child's ability to ask simple questions that make us say, I never thought about it that way!
I hope you'll enjoy our brief interview with Half-Handed Cloud, as well as the free music download of his song, All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray , from his new album, Cut Me Down and Count My Rings .
Jeannie Choi is an assistant editor at Sojourners .