New Album Update

I wanted to give you a quick update about the progress of the new album. Two months ago I started crowdfunding to raise money to pay for the recording costs for the new album.

Total costs to pay for the remaining unpaid studio time, mixing, and mastering of the album came to $10,200.

Last night the crowdfunding campaign ended. All total we’ve raised $5360, which means I’ll be paying $4840 out of pocket to pay for recording costs.

So where does that leave us?

I’ve decided to go ahead with making the album in spite of being short of funds. So many of you have given so generously and have shown such enthusiasm for this new music that I feel like there is no other choice.

It might take a little longer to make the album than I originally though since the money I was raising did not cover the costs of printing the CD. Distributing, marketing, or any other if the many expenses involved in making then album. This makes the financial burden much greater, but I’m committed to doing whatever it takes to get the album made.

Thank you to all of who who have helped by spreading the word about the new album. Thank you to all of you who have donated money so generously and sacrificially. Thank you for all to all of you who pre-ordered the album.

From here we will trust God to provide and I’ll keep working to bring it to you.

Podcast News

I’ve been working very hard to bring some great guests to my podcast, Voices In My Head.

In the past year I’ve welcomed amazing like William Willimon, Tim Madigan, Shane Claiborne, Stephen Tobolowsky, Science Mike McHargue, Andrew Peterson, and many more.

We’ve had conversations on music, Worship, Ethics, Sexual and Racial Equality, Islam, Judaism, and much more. The podcast listener community keeps growing and the feedback I’ve been getting has been very encouraging. I just wanted to take a moment to recommend that you give the show a listen and leave some feedback on iTunes. I think you will be glad that you did.

www.RickLeeJames.Podbean.com

Escape To The Lake

ESCAPE TO THE LAKE 2018 (JULY 19-21) – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Escape To The Lake 2018 is coming July 19-21 to Cedar Lake, IN. It’s UTR Media’s flagship event and a one-of-a-kind retreat bringing music makers and music lovers together to be spiritually, emotionally, & musically refreshed. It is an amazing time of friendship, food, laughter, learning… and of course gourmet music. We are looking forward to live music & sessions with Me (Rick Lee James) Andrew Osenga, Christa Wells, Nick Flora, Royce Lovett, Caroline Cobb, Brothers McClurg, Taylor Leonhardt, The Mosleys, Adam Whipple, Dave Trout, and over a half-dozen others artists to be revealed soon.

UTR Media also will host the 4th annual ETTL Songwriters’ Bootcamp on July 18-19. A team of world class professional songwriting mentors will help you hone your craft at any level of songwriting (beginner, hobby, church, professional). And ALL are welcome for this optional add-on experience… including those who don’t write songs but just want to ease drop on the creative process and soak in the amazing conversations.

Plus you’ll be able to enjoy our “Epic In The Round” concert on July 18th.

Come and join us!

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

Escape To The Lake Info: http://escapetothelake.net/?utm_source=Listeners&utm_campaign=a8fb0aa12e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e794087610-a8fb0aa12e-127142502&mc_cid=a8fb0aa12e&mc_eid=92ac97db8e

CCLI Currently Featuring “More Than The Watchman” by Rick Lee James

CCLI’s Worship Fuel Video channel is currently featuring “More Than The Watchman”, the latest music video by Rick Lee James.

The video sheds light on the worldwide refugee crisis by showing footage from inside camps, buses, and train stations where people under persecution have fled.

(Footage provided by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries International)

CCLI Song Select Users Can Download the music and watch the video from the link below.

https://worshipfuel.ccli.com/watchman-psalm-130-rick-lee-james/

First off, I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

Because I am thankful for you I want to let you know that “Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations” is available for free this week on Noisetrade.

The only way to get it is if you go to this link:

Noisetrade HPI
noisetrade.com/RickJamesMusic/hymns-prayers-and-invitations

And to help you get more Christmas shopping out of the way, I’ve put some goodies on sale over on Amazon. CD’s Books, and Live Concert DVD’s are on sale for only $4.99 plus shipping.

Buy in bulk and get a whole bunch of gifts for friends, family, choir members, and church worship teams.

Great for stocking stuffers, your bible study, or whoever else you think may appreciate the gift of music this year (and a huge THANK YOU! to all of you who have supported my music so incredibly this year).

Rick Lee James Sale Items on Amazon these links for only $4.99:

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Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations

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Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms (Paperback Book)

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Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms (Hardcover Book)

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Basement Psalms Live (CD)

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Basement Psalms Live (DVD)

Happy Thanksgiving,
Rick Lee James

Hear Rick Lee James sing an unpublished Rich Mullins Song On Shine FM Radio Interview — On Monday September 25th I had the opportunity to be interviewed and to play live on Shine FM Ohio. During the interview I played an unpublished song by Rich Mullins called “Thunder” as well as a couple of my own tunes.
It was a great time and Shine FM was kind enough to provide me with the audio so I could share it with you on Voices In My Head (The Official Podcast of Rick Lee James).
Blessings,

Rick Lee James
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Voices In My Head Podcast/Shine FM Interview 

http://rickleejames.podbean.com/mobile/e/voices-in-my-head-podcast-231_live-from-shine-fm-ohio/


October 1st is World Communion SundayFor those of you who may be looking for a communion Song here are some links to “The Invitation” published by Lifeway Worship
Lifeway Worship: http://www.lifewayworship.com/findAndBuy/songPage/TheInvitation?versionId=93906&searchString=the%20invitation#song-Parts

CCLI SongSelect: https://songselect.ccli.com/Songs/7016054/the-invitation
CCLI Worship Fuel: https://worshipfuel.ccli.com/invitation-rick-lee-james/
 YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0L1u-9GSLc

 CCM Magazine: https://www.ccmmagazine.com/?s=Rick+Lee+James

Follow Rick Lee James in Spotify and stream Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations from start to finish

  Follow Rick Lee James in Spotify and stream Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations from start to finish.

 More Than The Watchman (Psalm 130) Official Music Video

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode 218 – The Poor You Will Always Have With You.

https://youtu.be/hp_2a8fwKbc

Special thanks to Jessica Valle for taking these pictures of our music video shoot at the Dayton Arcade on July 15th, 2017. More Than The Watchman (Psalm 130).