Amy Savin is a talented Christian musician who brings back to Christian music a depth of lyric and intricate artistry slightly lost in recent years. The songs are a beautiful hybrid of haunting and striking melodies set to lyrics that are made for fun listening and personal growth. Amy’s voice and songwriting harkens back to the stylings of Nicole Nordeman with the addition of an understated falsetto range not attempted since the quiet ballads of Rachael Lampa. Amy’s music is pleasantly unique thanks to her break-out vocal updrafts that pierce through tracks like “Hide Me”, “Fly Robin”, “Skylines”, and the Ed Cash smash “Hymn 177”. I have a great conversation with Amy and share a few of her songs on this week’s episode of the Voices In My Head Podcast.
He’s a folk singer, he a festival organizer, and he’s a dad again for the second time. This week on Voices In My Head we welcome back Folk singer and songwriter Daniel Dye. His new album, Blinded Again, is about to release, his new daughter was just born, and this year’s Madden Road Festival on August 16th is a new kind of awesome. It’s a whole episode of newness as I accompany Daniel on piano as we play some of his new songs.
Nick Flora is an independent performing songwriter from Nashville, TN. Nick has been writing, recording, and touring with his music since he was a teenager with a passion for creating interesting, engaging, and enjoyable songs. His latest album, The Re-Introduction of Nick Flora, broke the top 40 on iTunes on the day of it’s release. The Re-Introduction of Nick Flora has been on this musicians playlist for a couple of months now and it quickly became one of my favorites with songs both heavy and light-hearted, listening to the album from start to finish is a rewarding process, well-worth the time. It’s my pleasure to welcome Nick Flora back to Voices In My Head.
My guests today are David Leonard and Leslie Jordan, better known to most of us by their stage name, All Sons and Daughters. Their new live album is absolutely amazing. It’s filled with worship songs that have a classic feel without being derivative of other popular worship music. In addition to being worship leaders at Journey Church in Franklin Tennessee, they are also sought after performing artists, even joining Chris Tomlin recently on the Burning Lights Tour. It’s my pleasure to welcome Integrity Music Recording Artists, All Sons and Daughters to Voices In My Head today.
This week one of my favorite authors, Matt Litton, joins me in a tribute to one of my other favorite author’s, Brennan Manning. Richard Francis Xavier Manning, better known to legions of faithful readers as author, speaker, and contemplative Brennan Manning, for whom grace was irresistible, completed his earthly journey on Friday, April 12 at 12:10AM. He is now resting safely in the arms of his Abba.
Matt Litton is a writer, educator, and speaker. He completed his undergraduate work in English and Religious Studiesand holds a Master of Arts in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written about faith and culture for numerous national publications including Christianity Today, The Dallas Morning News, The Huffington Post, CNN.com Religion Blog, Relevant.comand is author of The Mockingbird Parables: Transforming Lives Through the Power of Story and Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy (Sept 12 Release).
In an effort to get the word out about my new live concert DVD and album, Basement Psalms Live, I’m making it available to watch right here on my site. Please share this with friends, family over your social network platforms. This is only available to watch for free until the end of the week so don’t delay. Be watching for the companion book, “Out Of The Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms”, to be released in early summer 2013.
My guest this week on Voices In My Head is IndieHeaven.com creator and president, Keith Mohr. Keith has done a wonderful job creating something beneficial to independent artists and fans alike and helping them connect both online and in person. Indieheaven, is the leading independent Christian musician/artist resource agency serving thousands of indie artists non-stop since 1997. Indieheaven provides a comprehensive set of tools for bands, singers, songwriters, musicians to promote, market and distribute their music and display their content on a safe, professional, and established website.