Release date July 1, 2017
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You've heard about walking around in the other fella's shoes?
Quoting from the liner notes:
a full 500 years now since Luther famously nailed his theses to the door and
split his church asunder.
Theology aside, Western music has never been the same since.
The Reformation in Europe ushered in radical new ideas of hymnody and
song; in the fertile soil of North America those ideas took root in ways that no
one could have predicted.
Hymns of the seekers, spirituals of the oppressed, anthems of the
revived, and the rousing gospel of the redeemed Ė they all continue to swirl
in the great melting pot. Their choruses echo in stained glass cathedrals and in
lowly store-front missions. Their themes are repeated in symphonic concerts and
in corner juke joints; the same tune throttled on Sundayís pipe organ gets
pounded on Saturday nightís guitar.
you know me, then you know that in these past forty years of recording, Iíve
often woven songs of faith into my mix of original and traditional music.
Itís just my natural fabric.
At long last, in this album, I am shining full light on the wellspring
that has informed so much of my musical life.
This collection represents a wide variety of inspiration and traditions,
different dogma and creeds.
Different hymnals. Same hope.
1. Four Early Shape Note Hymns (instrumental)
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