Video: Sandra McCracken’s “Steadfast”

By The Rabbit Room

Sandra McCracken’s new album (and DVD), Steadfast Live, is coming out next week. The album includes live performances of past favorites and five new songs. Here’s the video for the title track. Read More ›

The Pivot: Stories of People Who Made a Change

By The Rabbit Room

Today is the official launch of Andrew Osenga’s new podcast, The Pivot: Stories of People Who Made a Change. His first three guests include Dave Barnes, Ellie Holcomb, and Bebo Norman. Read More ›

Returning to the Stage: The Battle of Franklin

By Pete Peterson

Writing The Battle of Franklin and watching it come to life on stage was one of the highlights of 2016. Director Matt Logan, songwriter Patrick Thomas, and an amazing cast of Nashville’s best talent breathed life into the story in ways that took my breath away and made it even better than I imagined. Read More ›

Pre-order The Orchardist’s People, People: Act II

By The Rabbit Room

Here comes Act II of The Orchardist’s People, People. The official release date is August 4th, but you can pre-order today and get an immediate download of the track “Quiet, Now.” Read More ›

Trouble Go Down: “O, How I Love Jesus”

By Ron Block

When we were rounding out the record at the end of the process Jeff mentioned this hymn written Frederick Whitfield in 1855 and recorded it as a short interlude to go after “Come Away With Me.” Read More ›

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Hetty White

My Wendell Berry journey began with reading his essays. I was enthralled with his ideas of husbandry, his distaste for computers, and his reluctance to rely on coal for energy. Read More ›

New Single: “Violet” by The Orchardist

By Janie Townsend

It may come as a surprise to you, but our new song, “Violet,” (available here) is about a mermaid–or, rather, the existential grappling of a mermaid. Perhaps it isn’t at all surprising that a folk band composed of Read More ›

Crooked: My Hiphop Odyssey

By Pete Peterson

In the last few years I’ve had an increasing fascination with hiphop music. (Yes. You read that right.) I suppose it started when I was working with teenagers and one of them was a fan of Read More ›

Trouble Go Down: I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom of Christ

By Ron Block

The song “I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom of Christ” began with Rebecca Reynolds’s poignant lyrics that speak of having peace and assurance in troubled times. She sent them to me in an email, and one day Read More ›

The Ragamuffin Album: Live

By Andrew Peterson

When someone unfamiliar with Rich Mullins asks me where to start, I always tell them A Liturgy, a Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band. The irony is, when that record released in 1993 during my freshman year of college, my roommates Read More ›

Following the Fairy Tale of People, People

By Janie Townsend

Have you ever read Hans Christian Andersen’s original The Little Mermaid? Not that Disney introduced us to an inadequate interpretation. It’s just there’s something special about Andersen’s fairytales, how he captures sweeping hope and sharp sorrow without muddling a story’s simplicity. Read More ›

Andy Osenga on his new instrumental project, After Lake

By Matt Conner

Andrew Osenga is spinning some new creative plates these days, from a new career focus on helping young, developing artists find their footing to a new online songwriting course to his instrumental project After Lake (iTunes). Read More ›