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Seriously, Is This What Hell Is Like?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Someone foolishly suggested I should actually play in public. After less than a year of violin ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Race Matters True to Our Native Land, edited by Brian Blount, describes itself as the first African-American commentary on the ...

Stories of Solidarity
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Singing the songs of a bygone world. "I was thinking about the disappearing American ...

Preach it, Wynton!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brian Bolton Every artist knows the pressure to "shut up and sing." But with the injustices of our nation made evident in the wa ...

The Music of Loss
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Lucinda Williams' singing voice inhabits at least a dozen personalities, sometimes within one song. ...

Pete Seeger and the U2charist
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

During the <a href="http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org/">Tribeca Film Festival</a>, I happened to catch the world premiere of the documentary <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co ...

The Miracle on McLemore Avenue
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The Southern soul - and community - of Stax Records. Satellite Records was launched 50 yea ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson Real Re-Creation Real Re-Creation Instead of fighting to find a "break&q ...

A Carnival for Christ
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Josh Andersen The "New Monastics" look for ways to be in the world but not of it. East Tennessee swe ...

Wealth, Fame, and Jesus
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Potter Pop musician Moby on how his faith affects his lifestyle, art, and activism. Watch your head,” Mob ...

'Woman in the Room'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate I don’t usually expect too much from blues-rock music. I don’t usually expect too much from bl ...

The Name is "Maestro"
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Just try to play the violin under a low-hanging ceiling fan. There comes a time in a man’s life ...

Keep it Close to Home
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Appalachian-influenced music with a modern twist: Zoe Speaks. In 1997, Steve Earle, depres ...

A Digital Stage Dive
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Neil Young's Living With War reopens the channel between artist and audience. In May, ...

An Anti-Folktale
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Potter Is a movement of post-punk, justice-seeking, Jesus-following musicians on the rise? One musician p ...

Songs of Quiet Hope
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate This day is filling up my room, Is coming through my door. Oh, I have not seen this day before. ...

Singing for Clean Water
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Dean Nelson He seems relatively amused when people quote lines from the most famous song he’s ever recorded, but this day he was pretty se ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh A Basis for Peace A Basis for Peace The Tent of Abraham, by Arthur Waskow, Joan Chittister ...

Grub for Body and Soul
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh An interview with food activists Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry. Every movement needs its revolutiona ...

Bridging the Church Music Gap
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate There's a rich middle ground between organ lofts and praise bands. At a seminar last yea ...

To 'Kiss The Sky'
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Johnston 'Pop music possesses the power to transport the human spirit.' In a 2005 Rol ...

Mixed Messages
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Josh Andersen Does Ricky Martin's sexed-up music undercut his anti-trafficking activism? Ricky Martin is ...

Replacing Songs with Silence
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Censorship, banning, blacklists: What's lost when governments stifle musical expression? ...

Road Tunes
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Music for the journey Road Tunes Linford Detweiler’s extraordinary pian ...

So Much to Sing About
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Johnston A trip to Africa produces a holy shake-up, and a new tune, for Jars of Clay. ...

Tapping the Groundwaters
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Finding the Other in word and song. Tapping the Groundwaters Given what’s ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Economic Oppression Economic Oppression In There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Pove ...

Cultural Channeling
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Old-time country music is the new punk rock. Thank you for the insightful ...

Singing to Freedom
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Vincent Harding Bernice Johnson Reagon Rachel E. Harding ...

Turning Rhymes Into Votes
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Political power and the hip-hop generation. It' It’s difficult fo ...

Holistic Harmonies
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nontando Hadebe The distinctive sound of Ladysmith Black Mambazo is one of the finest expressions of African music. ...

Can't Take Her Joy
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Isaacson An interview with music-maker, activist, and passionate believer Michelle Shocked. Michelle Sho ...

It Has to Point Somewhere…
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nathan Johnston Gathered from various concert performances over the past decade, Don't Talk About Love—a 16-track album that spans a ...

Lament, Dissent, and Dancing
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The movement needs a good mix tape. I've joined in many peace vigils, rallies, and marches ...

Rollin' Like a Semi
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman The first time I played Waterdeep's new album for my housemates, they were up and dancing within seconds. ...

Worth Noting
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marshela Salgado More than 30 years into his career, nine Grammys, and dozens of tours, 55-year-old Carlos Santana's music continues ...

Graceful music
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 11:56am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The Gathering of Spirits, by Carrie Newcomer. The Gathering of Spirits , by Carrie Newcomer. Ne ...

Earle's Blues
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Mark Lewis Taylor Since Sept. 11, country music stations have blared songs like Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." and ...

A Different Drum
Originally Posted: 05/20/2011 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Bethany Spicher Schonberg Imagine a packed elementary school auditorium and only an hour between hundreds of kids and summer vacation. &qu ...

Don't Get Above Your Raisin'
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum In country music the greatest sins are pretense and snobbery That sentence is the title o ...

Family Songs
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

At first, listening to A Time to Sing! At first, listening to A Time to Sing! and If I Had a Song seemed a bit like stumbling into a wondrous party thrown by Appleseed Recor ...

Fiercely Loves Us All
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Carrie Newcomer Friends, this song is called "I Heard an Owl," and it was written two days after the Sept. 11 tragedy. ...

The God Whisperer
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Aimee Moiso It's about truth. And listening. An interview with musi ...

Rock's Little Secret
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Rock has done the most to break down social conventions and cultural norms. So where are the gay rock stars? ...

Southern Bells
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Country music has always been cruel to its purest products. Bluegrass is big in Paris thi ...

The Ministry of Culture
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Linda-Marie Delloff A national study documents what many congregations already knew—that the arts are good for faith, and faith can be goo ...

The Bottom Line on the Beatles
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum This collection has no reason to exist, except as a shameless exploitation of the Lennon-McCarney catalog. ...

Fiddling While Rome Burns
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tag Evers It's 'Christian,' it's 'music'—but is it art? My, how time flies. It&# ...

Our Man Johnny
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Kvn burge Faith in the Lord. True love. Murderous violence. The Bible dr ...

Mighty Rushes of Truth
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Subtle details and weighty matters abound in Dar Williams' songs. Much of my music collect ...