Looking for new settings for old hymns?
Page CXVI is worth a listen (here & below)
Page CXVI is worth a listen (here & below)
MySpace is beta-testing a new player, which seems to be working pretty well. Check out my Mercy & compassion playlist and let me know what you think.
NoiseTrade.com just revamped their site and made it even easier (!) to use. All that’s required is an email, zip code, and your choice between a Tweet, Facebook plug, or email to friends. $$ is appreciated, of course (I’d encourage paying something), but not necessary. If you are looking to publish & distribute your music, NoiseTrade is something to consider. Check out Derek Webb’s newest below or on the site here.
Jennie Riddle (Revelation Song) has several free chord charts for songs focusing on serving the poor. They are posted on her site with audio downloads you can stream for free or purchase (links below). For $8, the entire Come to Make Things Right album is a great deal. Come to Make Things Right Broken World Glory Fall Visit Jennie’s MySpace page here.
Here’s terrific new song – apparently inspired by Bono – that’s worthy of your consideration (it made my list): Follow Me – Leeland You live among the least of these The weary and the weak And it would be a tragedy For me to turn away All my needs You have supplied When I was dead You gave me life So how could I not give it away so freely? And I´ll… Follow You into the homes of the broken Follow You into the world Meet the needs for the poor and the needy God Follow You into the world Use my hands use my feet To make Your kingdom come To the corners of the earth Until Your work is done Faith without works is dead On the cross Your blood was shed So how could we not give it away so freely? And I´ll… Follow You into the homes of the broken Follow You into the world Meet the needs for the poor and the needy God Follow You into the world For more mercy ministry songs, check out the list here. HT: Worship Together, which provides a gratis sheet music download and stream, plus a feature in the New Song Cafe which does a nice job stepping you through playing the song (free subscription required).
I don’t make it a practice to plug new releases until I’ve heard them, but this would be a notable exception. Glory Revealed II is released today, and it appears (see video below) to be much in the same vein as the first release. Songs & Artists: 1. How Great – Mac Powell, Shane Everett, Jonathon Shelton, Brian Littrell 2. Rejoice In The Lord – Trevor Morgan, Mark Hall 3. Wake Up, Oh Sleeper – Jason Crabb, Jonathan Shelton, Bear Rinehart 4. Since The World Began – Matt Maher, Amy Grant, Ed Cash, Mac Powell 5. Psalm 23 – Trevor Morgan, Geoff Moore 6. Praise The Lord – Natalie Grant, Laura Story 7. What We Proclaim – Brandon Heath, Mike Donehey, Aaron Shust 8. Blessed Hope – Mac Powell, Shawn Lewis 9. There Is A City – Sara Evans, Bethany Olds 10. Cup Of Salvation – Shane & Shane 11. Never – Shawn Lewis, Bethany Dillon 12. To You Be The Glory – Matt Maher, Kari Jobe Looks like a tour is to follow this fall. If you appreciate solid, Scripture-based roots/folk/Americana music, then I don’t think you’ll go wrong with this. Stream it or watch promo below. (HT: Josh Riley)
If you’re not yet familiar with NoiseTrade, a free on-line distribution site for musicians, you should be. There is great music available for download in exchange for either a) the email addresses of five friends or 2) an amount you choose to pay. From the site ‘About’ page: “A great record is its own best marketing tool,” says Derek Webb, singer/songwriter and Co-Founder of NoiseTrade. “All the marketing dollars in the world can’t accomplish what one great record can, especially if it’s set free to roam around and connect with the right people.” In 2006 Webb gave away his ‘Mockingbird’ record for free online, asking in return for a little information (name, email address, and postal code), and as part of the process, for fans to invite their friends to download as well. Including Webb (a sometimes collaborator with Caedmon’s Call) and his wife Sarah McCracken, NoiseTrade has music by Cindy Morgan, Indelible Grace, Covenant Life Church, Jill Phillips, and a ton of other indie/unsigned artists in the acoustic/Americana music vein. And as an artist, you can now sign in and upload for free. Worth checking out here.
I’ve been using Playlist.com and have found it very helpful. The site stays updated with fresh, user-friendly Web 2.0 software. You can find songs as long as they are fairly well know (Chris Tomlin, Newsboys, etc.) Below is one I developed for Harmony of Hearts (any suggestions to add?).