Making The Record (Pictures)

For those of you following the progress of making my next album, I wanted to share some pictures from yesterday in the studio. We recorded at the Poole Room in Franklin Tennessee. It’s a really incredible environment for making music. These players and engineers are literally some of the best in the world. They cut 8 songs in 6 hours…and even the unmixed cuts sound amazing. I came prepared for two full days in the studio but it only took one. These guys are the unsung heroes of the music business and are certainly my heroes. They are the guys you hear on the radio but you never hear their names. My deepest gratitude to each of them, Lifeway Worship, and Producer Craig Adams for making this happen. We are planning to record my vocals and additional guitar parts in early 2015.

David Cleveland

David Cleveland

Mike Payne

Mike Payne

Matthew Pierson

Matthew Pierson

Scott Williamson

Scott Williamson

Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Randy Poole running the board.

Randy Poole running the board.

Music stand and mic for scratch vocals.

Music stand and mic for scratch vocals.

Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James, Craig Adams, Scott Williamson, Randy Poole, Casey Barker, Matt Pierson, Jason Webb, and David Cleveland behind the camera

Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James

Podcast #128: Week One of Advent

Podcast #128

This week on Voices In My Head Rick talks about the Christian Calendar and why Advent is the best time for Christians to say Happy New Year. This Podcast also features Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing). Free Sheet music for this song available below and at www.RickLeeJames.com/FreeSheetMusic and you can watch the YouTube video below.

 

Advent Hymn Lead Sheet Pg 1

Podcast Episode 91: Paul Darilek and Living Water International

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Nearly 21 years ago, Living Water International set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. More than a billion people in the world live on less than a dollar a day. 783 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Join me and my guest Paul Darilek on today’s Podcast to find out how you can make a difference this Advent season and beyond by giving like Jesus.

Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunesReverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment for Voices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube.

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Rick Lee James featured with Paul Baloche on iTickets.com Free download of the week

Free Download of Christmas Music by Rick Lee James & Paul Baloche

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Share the Gift of Free Music

Starting on Tuesday November 26th, I’m working with iTickets.com to offer you a free download of my new Christmas single, Christmas Time Is Here. This free song will only be available for one week, ending on December 3rd. After that you will have to buy it online (or steal it) like everyone else.

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Happy Thanksgiving
I also want to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and I pray that you have a wonderful start to your Advent season this coming Sunday. And while I’m on the topic of Advent, this year I signed a contract deal with Lifeway Worship to publish my song, Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing). Just a reminder that you can still get free lead sheets for that song, as well as several others, at www.RickLeeJames.com

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Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms

Lastly, I’m happy to announce that my book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms is now in production and I should have a few copies available to sell just in time for Christmas. These will be pre-release copies and only a few will be made available before 2014 so be watching you inbox for more details.

Blessings,
Rick Lee James

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New Arrangement of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” For Worship Leaders

Lest I be accused of starting festivities too early, let me just say that this is a tool for worship leaders who may be looking for a new arrangement to an old classic. We’re doing this arrangement of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel on Sunday December 1st to kick off the Advent Season. If you like it there is a link to the free lead sheet. Sometimes it helps breathe new life into an old song when we mess with the timing and tempo a bit.

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

Free Sheet Music for this song here: (click on the picture below)

O Come Emmanuel