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It seems I have been a little lacking in my posting so everybody who is reading you had better keep up today…expect a little catch up.

First on my list is the soulfest music festival. I went on Saturday with the wife and kids and we had a blast. first off it was wicked hot…and not only that but there were at least 1 billion people there. UGH. there were tons of cool bands there newboys, red, unspoken, tomlin, natalie grant, john rueben…etc….But I had my person goals….

The first show I went to was worshiptogethers NEWSONG Cafe. it featured Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, and Charlie “freakin” Hall. Matt was the host and he talked to Tomlin about his song how can I keep from singing…and then they played it. It was in a room with maybe 250  people and it was like CD quality. Then Hall came out and tomlin gave him his guitar…hall complained that the strap was to low and Tomlin made fun of him for only knowing 4 chords. When he was done pokin’ fun hall pulled out a birthday card he found that sang when opened “how great is our go” to show to Tomlin…too funny…

So Hall sang Marvelous light and all we need…and WOW…amazing just killer…

Next up Matt Maher sang Your grace is enough, which he wrote, and that was brilliant as well.

After that we did some kid stuff playing, eating etc…

then we go to the main stage to see Hall with his band. HOLY CRAP he is good…I still think he should be as popular as tomlin and crowder…if not more…wow.

We saw a couple of little other bands and got ourselves the infamous fried twinkies…MMMM

and ended the night with Bill Malonee. Bill formerly of VOL is the christian Dylan. It was him, an acoustic and harmonica, and his wife on keys and bgv. Let me tell you I have seen him twice already and this guy keeps getting better. Why is Christian music best artists struggling to eat…arg… We had to leave because it was a 3 hour drive home and the kids were a little uh beat…but mmy dad stayed around to talk to him…he said he writes 50 songs a year and has been for 15 years. You do the math…

Killer festival…maybe some of my blog peeps can meet me there next year!

Soulfest 2007

August 4, 2007 — 1 Comment

OH YEAH BABY…Im heading out to day 4 of soulfest at 8 AM…I can’t wait. Maybe next year  I will be able to go to all 4 days. My wife and kids are going also. Gonna see Charlie Freaking HALL!!! woot, Natalie Grant, Derek Webb, Red, skipping tomlin and newsboys. lol but going to see Bill Malonee (lead guy of the old christian band Vigilantes of Love..I consider him one of the greatest christian songwriters ever…he is our Dylan.)

Expect a review when I get back…oh and a review of the worship conference I went to.

It’s Monday and it’s that time again. What is on your list

1. Holy God – Brian Doerksen

This Cd is absolutely amazing. We are going to be down 3 or 4 songs from it in church.

2. Hymns – Matt Papa and Chris Oor

WOW! I bought both matt papa CD’s last week and this is one killer CD. I’d say on par with the passion hymns

3. A beautiful Lie – 30 seconds to Mars

I got this CD a few days ago and I’m hooked. I love the guitar work and great wall of sound feel

4. Jesus is – Hillsongs  London

Underrated because of the united and Darlene hype but this CD is fantastic. It also has a DVD and watching this church service go on is really cool.

5. The Longing – The Longing

Passion announced a tour. Oh man…I hope I can get to this one. They are coming to Boston. Only two hours away. Check it out folks. 

Well it’s been a long time coming, but Friday night I went and saw Shane and Shane with Phil Wickham. First up was Phil playing with noband. Just him and his taylor cutaway. This man was impeccable. His vocals were so spot on you might has well been listening to his CD. He has some great songs and really began a great night of worship. Next up Shane and Shane, playing A custom Breedlove. They had the full band. Guy on Dobro, steel guitar, pedal steel, Hammer Dulcimer, and banjo…yes on guy…then a drummer, bass player with electric and stand up, and lead guitarist with les paul and telecaster. What an amazing show…they played some new…some old and of course the hits like Yearn. Amazing sound and a true heart for worship these guys have. If you ever get a chance to see them you had better go.