Hutchmoot: Pictures

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Here are a few of the pictures Grant Howard took at the ‘Moot.

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Ron Block, Randall Goodgame, Jason Gray, and Andy Gullahorn’s Shoulder during the songwriter panel.

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Chris Wall, a good friend who produced several VeggieTales films at Big Idea (including the ones featuring the Goodgame/Peterson silly songs “Monkey”, “The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo”, and “Sneeze if you Need To”). Chris was a part of the storytelling panel.

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The infamous Eric Peters, who is much more road weary than this picture suggests. He drove straight to Hutchmoot from his summer Young Life stint in Georgia.

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Russ Ramsey, who only hours after Hutchmoot concluded moved his sweet family from Kansas to Nashville to a little house right down the road. He’s the newest pastor at our church, Midtown Fellowship.

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The songwriter panel, featuring Ron Block, Goodgame, Jason Gray, Andy Gullahorn, Jill Phillips, Andrew Osenga, Eric Peters, and me. Matt Conner moderated, and made the comment at the beginning that we looked like a Caucasian version of Leonardo’s Last Supper, at which point we all struck the pose pictured in Jason’s post yesterday.

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This was taken at the Counting Stars release show at Fellowship Bible Church on Friday night. That’s Kenny Hutson (lap steel), Ben Shive (keys), Ken Lewis (drums), me, Andy Gullahorn (guitar), and James Gregory (bass). It was a packed house, a great gift never taken for granted by a bunch of singer/songwriter folks like us.

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S.D. Smith, who led a session titled “Perfection in Weakness” along with A.S. Peterson and Travis Prinzi. Sam, his brother and a few friends showed up early and helped a TON with the weekend. Thanks, West Virginians.

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The book table. Ah, one of my favorite things in the world. We had a lot of new books by our favorite authors, along with a lot of used treasures (nearly all of which were sold). That’s Brannon McAllister in the foreground, a good friend over the years who is responsible for designing my last three or four album covers.

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Jonathan Rogers, who with Russ Ramsey led a session on Annie Dillard and Flannery O’Connor, two of the Rabbit Room’s favorite writers. Jonathan’s newest novel The Charlatan’s Boy releases later this year.

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Randall Goodgame, the brains behind Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies and its super-cool tour. Randall drove through the night from Arkansas to make it to the ‘Moot in time to be a part of the songwriter panel.

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Ron Block, the Rabbit Room’s resident banjo-theologian. Ron and I spoke about George MacDonald and C.S. Lewis’s immersed imaginations. He’s also the only Rabbit Room writer who can totally pull off that moustache.

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Jill Phillips’s Shoulder, Andrew Osenga, Eric Peters, and me on the songwriting panel.

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Andy Gullahorn, Jill Phillips, Andrew Osenga, Eric Peters, and My Hands. Eric closes his eyes when he’s being super brilliant.

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After everyone left this was the crew who ended up in the kitchen cleaning up the last bits of Evie’s feast. Ron Block, Russ Ramsey, Pete Peterson, Aaron Roughton, Kate Hinson, me, Lindi Roughton, and Whit Elam. Evie was off somewhere collapsing. Thanks for your unexpected help, Roughtons.

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We loved having Charlotte Crawford set up shop Saturday morning to serve free coffee drinks for the Hutchmooters. Not only was she awesome to have around, her drinks were really, really good. She runs a business called Latte Elegance.

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More elegance. Lattes of it.

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Finally, I leave you with Scott Rinehart and his Awesome Shirt. Which sounds like a movie featuring Michael Cera.

I got a few more pictures emailed to photos@rabbitroom.com, which I’ll try to post soon. Send ’em on if you have ’em. Thanks to Grant for taking such great pictures. He also took a lot of video, which we’ll put together to promote next year’s event.

As a singer-songwriter and recording artist, Andrew has released more than ten records over the past fifteen years. His music has earned him a reputation for writing songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. He has also followed his gifts into the realm of publishing. His books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga.


20 Comments

  1. Julie Brown

    Oh wow! I’ve just got to be there next year! I can’t even believe I missed hearing you and Ron talk about CS Lewis and George MacDonald. Oh man oh man. Well thanks for sharing some photos!

  2. whipple

    There’s got to be some portmanteau to completely encapsulate Ron Block. You almost hit the nail on the head, man.

    Banjologian?
    Banthejoligan?
    Theostacheodgian?

    …Banjostache?

  3. Matt Conner

    @mattconner

    I feel like I should apologize for the Last Supper joke. Seriously, I felt a bit bad then but now I realize that might have been a bit too crass. As my mom might say, ‘Just because you think it…’

  4. Jill Phillips

    Loved being at Hutchmoot, wish I could have met more of you but I had a matrix of babysitters over the course of the weekend and had to miss some sessions. It was such a lovely community of people. Thanks for welcoming me and I look forward to next year!

  5. Sir Jonathan Andrews

    First, Matt if it makes you feel any better I was thinking about the last supper thing right when you said it. Charlotte Crawford, I am a chai tea snob and I promise I am not exaggerating this, that was the best chai I have ever had.

  6. Jill Phillips

    Todd Bragg always makes fun of me when I say “Chai Tea” because I am just saying “Tea Tea”. Now I get to make fun of accomplished author Jonathan Rogers:)

  7. evie

    Crap! Leave it to me to miss the one photo op in the kitchen. The fact that I was having a pedicure with two of my hard-working kitchen aides instead makes it only marginally better.

  8. Aaron Roughton

    Matt, I’ve never laughed as hard as I did when the guys on the song panel fell into perfect form for the last supper picture. It was as if they’d rehearsed it.

    As for helping clean up, Pete told us it was part of the last super secret session on serving. You mean we could have been getting pedicures with Evie?

  9. redheadkate

    Evie – you were in the picture in our hearts. Maybe we can play around with photoshop and add you in…or just your freshly painted toenails. At least your hard boiled eggs are in the photo.

  10. Eric Peters

    Infamous?? Am I really that “well known for some bad quality or deed”? Am I wicked or abominable in real life or otherwise? I’m no saint, but c’mon. Infamous? Or is that a jolly-good “Three Amigos” reference?

  11. Sir Jonathan Andrews

    You are not truly mocked until you have been mocked by accomplished musician Jill Phillips. Glad I could take one for the Jonathan team Jonathan Rogers. By the way do you despise it as much as I do when people spell your name Johnathan?

  12. Brannon

    After that weekend, I cannot wait for next year. Let me know what I can do to help more than I did this year. Wouldn’t miss it, if at all possible.

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