The arc of We Will Remember is now complete with the sixth and final Chapter released today. I’ve also updated all of the Chapter notes so go take a look at those for some light entertaining reading about the process of writing and the journey of making these songs come to life.
I’m excited to announce that Chapter 3 of the digital release of We Will Remember launches today and is available on all digital and streaming platforms! As we continue to follow the arc of the narrative of Joel, this is a pivotal turn. After the devastation of the plagues of locusts in the first half of the book, God finally declares his authority with great compassion and speaks these words, ‘Even now, return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’ (Joel 2:12)
More info coming… this is the second installment of my new album released digitally. Here I will give you the stories behind each song and the process… so stay tuned!!
More info coming… but every two weeks I will be releasing two songs, that were written for each chapter of my friend Jaco’s upcoming book release. Here I will give you the stories behind each song and the process… so stay tuned!!
A couple years ago I had the great honor of recording a few of my friends who serve on Young Life staff in Africa. The goal was to record songs that their High School friends sing when they come to Young Life events - so we grabbed Alexis (Tanzania), Moges (Ethiopia), and Martin (Kenya) on their way back home from the states and in two days in the middle of an amazing ice storm that shut down the city of Nashville, we recorded these songs. I hope you enjoy the raw energy and spirit of worship in these guys! This was a fun one… and the recording captures it all! Spread the word with anyone who needs a little pick me up…
It was a pleasure to write a piece for Worship Leader Magazine’s issue entitle GATHER that came out today! I hope you enjoy the read… and a little explanation and debrief of the title track to my last album. READ IT HERE!
I had the privilege of being a guest on my friend and neighbor Andrew Osenga's podcast called The Pivot recently. We had an amazing conversation that I'd love for you to take a listen to... it's about my overall musical journey, and especially the last year, and writing the GATHER album. If you enjoy it please share the episode with friends and show Andrew some favor for his amazing endeavors. Check out our conversation at Episode 24!
Someone once told me that 'kids these days' are listening to music through the Youtube's so in an effort to assist them, I've continued to work on pumping out more video content and I just released two new Official Lyric videos for songs of GATHER - Irreplaceable and Home. I hope you enjoy them and please share them with your community!
I often get emails asking about how to play certain songs and so I made a few charts for some of the more popular songs off of GATHER and CITY MAKES THE MAN. The songs are Do Not Be Afraid and Gather and Beloved. You can find the charts HERE or go to the LISTEN page for each album and click on the LYRICS button. Thanks for sharing these songs...
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I am headed to OH and DC and VA and just added some new shows to the docket! Excited to return to Charlottesville and some towns that I haven't played in, in a long time! - All of the details are HERE - see you real soon and help spread the word!
Enjoy a new video from the GATHER release! Track 6 and a whole lot of fun in the studio with these friends, bringing this song to life!
To celebrate the release of GATHER I sat down with the very talented Drew Miller to hash out the making of this album and as he said, contemplating the re-writing of patterns. I hope you enjoy this sweet conversation! Enjoy the full conversation here!
I'm so excited to release my first music video for a very important song... not only to me, but for our times today. I unexpectedly wrote this song on retreat in Siren, WI. while I was resting in the coming Advent season a couple years back and was struck by the strength and courage of Mary as she chose her response to the impending news of an unexpected birth. The angel spoke to her and she responded with leaning in and choosing to trust and not be afraid.... and that is my prayer with this song, in this time especially. I hope you enjoy it.... and please share with those who may find comfort in seeing it. Thanks!
We've got two new T-shirt designs for sale on the website! A #thisiswhywegather Tee as well as an album Tee in all sizes. Check em out and order one today!! Wear them proud people!!
Enjoy this new music video from inside the studio during the recording of the title track of GATHER. Featuring Paul Moak producing and playing electric guitar, Jeremy Lutito on drums, Charlie Lowell on keys, Kevin Whitsett and Matt Pearson on bass, and Jason Eskridge and Nicki Conley on bgvs. #ThisIsWhyWeGather