Music



Take My Advice. I Did.

By Andrew Osenga

This past year has been, what you might call on LinkedIn, a “season of transition,” which is French for “I’m figuring it out all over again.” Read More ›

The Confluence of the Orchardist

By Andrew Peterson

When my kids were little we were talking at the dinner table about our favorite words. I remember Mrs. Roberts, my ninth grade English teacher, writing her favorite word, EDIFY, on the chalk board and regarding it with delight—its Read More ›

Following the Song

By Andrew Peterson

I forget how much I love songs all the time. I’m not one of those people who just loves to write. I don’t know if that makes me less of a songwriter, but there it is. Whenever someone says, “I write because I have to,” I always feel envious and a little ashamed of myself, Read More ›

Interview: Drew Miller of The Orchardist

By Jen Rose Yokel

If you saw The Orchardist play at The Local Show last month or read “Chris Thile, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Eucatastrophe in Music” at The Rabbit Room, then Drew Miller needs no introduction. But here’s a proper one anyway! I had a chance to talk to Drew about his band The Orchardist’s forthcoming EP series, creative community, and, yep, The Lord of the Rings. Read More ›

Free Music! Jeremy Casella’s Death in Reverse

By Jen Rose Yokel

In the vast amount of music I’ve listened to over the years, there are only a few albums that I’d call “transcendent,” and that looks awfully dramatic now that I see it in writing. Read More ›

Chris Thile, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Eucatastrophe in Music

By Drew Miller

 [Editor’s note: Say hello to Drew Miller. Some of you will remember his band, The Orchardist, from the Local Show last month. I love the way he thinks about music. Read this post and you’ll see why.] 

Starting at about 47:06 in the video below, Chris Thile reflects on his style of composing music and says: Read More ›

Jennen’s Messiah

By Matthew Aughtry

During my time at seminary I became enamored with the lives of the saints. Perhaps “enamored” comes across the wrong way—my Protestant roots run deep enough that I’m wary of turning anyone or anything Read More ›

THE GRAY HAVENS: Two New Albums!

By The Rabbit Room

Ghost of a King was one of our favorite albums of last year, and we’re super excited to hear about this new project. Here’s what David and Licia have to say about it:

Community has been a huge part of The Gray Havens over the past four years. Our listeners have hosted Read More ›

New Music: Emily Roig’s Refuge

By The Rabbit Room

If you’re looking for something new to listen to, check out the new album from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Emily Roig. Refuge just hit the streets this morning and she’s streaming the entire record. Click through to listen. And visit EmilyRoig.com for more information. Read More ›

Diving Into Lent (through books, film, music, & a podcast)

By Chris Yokel

While I have long been an appreciator of the church calendar, Lent is the season that I have taken the longest to appreciate, mostly due to shallow evangelical understandings of Roman Catholic traditions (fish on Fridays?). Read More ›

“It Will Be Summer Again.”

By Andrew Peterson

A few months back I posted a song by one of my new favorite artists, the Swedish band A Treehouse Wait. I’m telling you guys, this album is gorgeous. The production is lush and tasteful and super creative, and they do a great job of Read More ›

Songs from Struck

By Russ Ramsey

I started writing songs when I was in High School. In recent years, life, calling, and family have redirected my creative bandwidth to other endeavors—good work I love and happily give myself to. But in recent years a desire to write songs has returned. So I’ve been knocking off the rust a little. Read More ›