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People Love Their Nickel Creek
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

I didn’t realize so many people could love Nickel Creek so strongly. The last time I listened to Nickel Creek was to analyze their adaptation of Robert Burns’ poem, “Sweet Afton,” ...

Singing in Pete Seeger's Choir
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum He didn't just sing for the audience. He got them to sing for themselves. WHEN I MOV ...

Not Afraid of the Dark
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The Coens realize that sometimes, of course, comedy is bleak. But the point of gargoyles is to remind us that sacred and p ...

Noah and the Whale: Simple but Delightful Rock n' Roll
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

Noah and the Whale churn out catchy, infectious melodies intertwined with lyrics about hope, despair, nostalgia, love, and everything in between.  “I’ve always believed that there ...

Stornoway: Hopeful and Honest
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Stornoway delivered with hopeful, honest songs about life, love, and everything in between. Delightful is probably the best word to describe their music and the experience of seeing them live. It’s like taking ...

Sojo Stories: The Last Bison
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

Chesapeake, Va.-based folk band The Last Bison talked with Sojourners about music, creativity, and God before their show in Washington, D.C. a while back. Be sure to listen to their recently released debut alb ...

Sojo Session: Branches
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Our friends and up-and-coming musicians Branches trekked all the way from California and stopped by our office in D.C. last week to play a couple of their songs during their East Coast tour! ...

Folk Artist Noah Gundersen Talks with Sojourners
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen stopped by the Sojourners office to talk with our Brandon Hook about music, his new album Family, God, and creativity. The Seattle-based folk artist was recently ...

Mumford & Sons Stick to Their Guns
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

A review of Mumford & Sons sophomore album, Babel. “Are Mumford & Sons as big in America as they are here?” my English friend asked me a year ago over a pint at a pub on ...

The Lower Lights — "A Hymn Revival Vol. II"
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

Break out the tambourines and rise up singing! A hymn revival is happening… again. Break out the tambourines and rise up singing! A hymn revival is happening … again. Back in 2 ...

FIRSTS: A First Look at Townes Van Zandt
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

This is the first post in a series called FIRSTS, where some of us take a look at classic works of art, music, film and literature for the first time. We hope that a fresh perspective on these influential pop- ...

Music to Help You Make It Through the Winter
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

Winter has always been a sweet spot for discovering and sharing music. A little bit mellow, comforting — something you can listen to as a fire crackles or cozy up beside with a mug of hot coffee. In heeding the groundhog's warning of "six m ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: The Roches
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. Each day leading until ...

Lifeline, by Ben Harper
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Newberry Ben Harper is known for songs that are either personal or political, and in Lifeline, his latest release with the Innocent C ...

New Old-Time Country Music
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The Carolina Chocolate Drops keep an America tradition alive. The wave of young people pla ...