We’re pleased to announce that Audrey Assad will be our special musical guest at Hutchmoot 2016. We’re big fans of Audrey and her music and are especially excited to welcome her to Hutchmoot this year.
If you aren’t familiar with Audrey or her work, here’s a quick rundown.
She’s an author, speaker, producer, and critically lauded songwriter and musician. She releases music she calls “soundtracks for prayer” on the label Fortunate Fall Records, which she co-owns with her husband. She is also one half of the pop band LEVV, whose debut EP peaked at #17 on the iTunes Alternative chart.
Her first solo album was released by Sparrow Records and was awarded the iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year in 2010 as she went on to be nominated for two Dove Awards. That same year, she sang her song “Winter Snow” on Chris Tomlin’s certified Gold record “Glory in the Highest.” In 2013, Audrey set out on her own. Thanks to a devoted and tight-knit fanbase, she raised over $40,000 in 50 hours for an independent record on Kickstarter. The resulting album, Fortunate Fall, received many accolades and quickly became a fan favorite—with songs such as “I Shall Not Want” being featured in the New York Times by David Brooks.
In 2014, Audrey released an EP, Death, Be Not Proud, which reflected on her recent encounters with loss and suffering—including her husband’s journey through cancer and chemotherapy. The album released just a few weeks after the birth of her first son.
In the time since, Audrey has spoken about art, faith, womanhood, justice, and, most notably, pornography addiction at Catholic and Evangelical events such as Q Ideas, Focus Conferences, and more. She has performed many solo worship events, as well as at the IHOP One Thing conference with Francis Chan speaking, Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral with Timothy Cardinal Dolan presiding, and alongside Matt Maher during the Papal Event “World Meeting of Families.” She has also written reflective and devotional entries for the likes of Christianity Today, the Magnificat, Blessed is She, and more.
She has most recently released a collection of hymns and original songs called Inheritance.
So if you aren’t already a fan, get ready to become one. Audrey will perform our Friday evening concert during Hutchmoot 2016 on October 7th @ 7:30pm. If you are attending Hutchmoot, your admission is included in the price of registration. If not, there are a limited number of seats available to the public. Click here to get yours and help us welcome Audrey Assad to the Rabbit Room.
Also check out the Facebook event. RSVP if you’re coming, and share it with your friends.
Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.