Music



Local Show: New Season

By The Rabbit Room

Let the Local Shows commence! A new season begins on Tuesday the 19th with Andrew Peterson, Cindy Morgan, Ron Block, and Jeff Taylor.

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Prodigal Sons and Fathers in the Music of Springsteen

By Chris Yokel

“My Father’s House” is the ninth track on Springsteen’s classic lo-fi album Nebraska, and the last song he wrote for the album. In his autobiography Born To Run, Bruce has this to say about the creation of the album:

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Our Valentine’s Day Playlist

By Drew Miller

I am pleased to share with you, courtesy of our contributors, the Rabbit Room’s very own metaphorical mixtape of love songs—forty-eight of them, in fact! So it’s probably more like an epic series of mixtapes, because there’s just that much love in our hearts. Let the warm fuzzies commence.

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The Gray Havens: Storehouse Tour

By The Rabbit Room

Beginning Thursday the 7th, The Gray Havens are going on a 40-date Winter & Spring tour! Depending on the city, they will be accompanied by either Chris Renzema or Jess Ray. Needless to say, these will be some fantastic live shows. Click through to see if they’ll be making a stop near you.

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Album Review: Jess Ray’s Parallels + Meridians

By Adam Whipple

Jess Ray’s music defied the conventions of debut releases. She seemed, with 2015’s Sentimental Creatures, to have leapt right into her stride. Now, this year’s Parallels + Meridians jumps equally as far ahead of its excellent predecessors.

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Stuff We Liked in 2018

By The Rabbit Room

Every year, we compile all our favorite books, albums, TV shows, films, and more from that year and post them here for everyone’s mutual edification. Now that 2018 has come and gone, here are our choices. What were some of your favorites from 2018? Post them in the comments section below!

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Born to Fly: Mary Poppins, Bruce Springsteen, and the Spell of Immortality

By Jennifer Trafton

My husband is a crier in movies; I am not. Occasionally something will tug out a tear or two, but it’s rare. And weeping? Unheard of.

Confession: I was a blubbering mess by the end of Mary Poppins Returns.

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Rabbit Room 2018: A Spotify Playlist

By Chris Thiessen

New Year’s Week offers us a wonderful opportunity to look back at the closing year and examine the successes and the hardships, the joys and the sorrows, the new experiences and the old traditions which came to an end over those 365 days.

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New Son of Laughter Video: “The Gardener”

By The Rabbit Room

We’ve got a fun New Year’s Eve surprise for you: a new video of Chris Slaten performing his song “The Gardener,” live in the studio.

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The Second Muse, Episode Six: Andrew Osenga

By The Rabbit Room

The sixth and final episode of The Second Muse, season one, is now available for listening. In this episode, Drew Miller interviews Andrew Osenga about his album The Painted Desert, specifically his song, “Mercy.”

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The Family That Sings Together

By Maria Bonvissuto

“Why don’t we have a little sing-along?”

For many years, those words filled me with irritation. A lazy evening after dinner trying to decide what to do—watch a movie? Read? Play a board game?—and then would come Mom’s inevitable suggestion of a family jam session. None of us seven children ever met the idea with enthusiasm.

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Introducing Folk Hymnal

By Jen Rose Yokel

In a season overwhelmed by Christmas music, sometimes it’s hard to find something unique. But still, we’re always looking for those gems that offer new reflections on the old story, and that’s why we’re pleased to introduce you to Folk Hymnal, a communal music project from our friends at the Church at Charlotte.

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