Saturday, September 28, 2013

Snakes & Ladders

 Above the Snakeline has been through the final mix. We are currently working with a mastering studio. A lot of work went into this particular album.... About 2 years of experimentation & recording. The album started with an intense visit by the Holy Spirit which resulted in a writing streak of 24 songs. In the end, 10 were selected for this album. One tune actually didn't make the cut for the Between the Sun & the Moon CD, but was revamped and reimagined for this project. 
I'll have to say that this is the most adventurous project to date.  I've been working on a country demo as well, which is a complete departure from anything I've been involved in before. That demo may be released in 2014. 
In Revival news, two founding members have left the band unexpectedly. I am not sure of the reason but it really left the rest of us hangin with an important show next weekend. Revival 2.0 practiced last night and still kicked out the jams acoustically. We are playing a closed door event but it will be a great chance to witness in front of some troubled teens. It's like our Christian rock version of Fulsom Prison if you will. Looking forward to it and playing with people focused on rockin in the name of The Lord. 
Above the Snakeline is scheduled for release in October 2013!

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Mission

We arrived at 6 Flags Great America on the morning of July 27th. After passing the security checkpoint we were allowed to park under the ----. The stage was unusual and cool as it was surrounded by old Spanish mission type architecture. Ironically the newly formed Christian band Revival was playing a stage called “The Mission Stage”. We were wondering how we would be received at a totally secular venue playing for five hours on the half hour. Turns out that people really dug it. We saw people jamming out, hands lifted, and even a few tears. Lot’s of spirit and emotion was flowing that day. Two of my new songs were also played from the upcoming Above the Snakeline CD. Revolve & Sacred Space are sounding good in the final mix and also take on a new vibe with a live band. As far as the CD goes, I recently sang the vocals to the final song Light of Love and assisted Dave Merrill of TBK with the finished production. Looks like we are ready for mastering!