This has been a fun week starting conversations about artists who’ve seen success and now time to shift gears for a few days. Where will tomorrow’s stars rise? I’ll bet we’ll find more than a few stars from Kickstarter.com, a crowd-sourced haven of undiscovered talent in products, games, computers, art, movies and a whole lot of music! NOTE: This week’s Social Media Marketing Podcast does an excellent job of covering this new proving grounds and how to excel within it. For now — let’s talk about Steve and Christian Blues like Judgement Day!
Steve Duede’s one of our worship pastors at Eagle Brook Church in the burbs of the Twin Cities in Minnesota – one church in many locations. This month Steve held the CD release party for his first album of Christian Blues on Kickstarter: Bad Case of the Blues. By his own testimony ‘Blues does a great job of presenting the pain and frustration we all feel in life’ but he’s an amazing musician looking to do is balance it with a message of hope. Every once in a while the band will bust out rockin’ blues, soul and folk like Little Ray’s Night Out, Crossroads, What’d I Say, Desire, I’ll Fly Away or Higher Ground. In the spring Steve, Noah, Mark and the many talented musicians at Eagle Brook have host Ribs’-n-Blues nights as a fun night of outreach to help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ! As Easter approaches, I have no doubt they have big plans again. What an amazing church. It’s my pleasure to serve with you.
So back to you – have you funded a Kickstarter project? Which one? Do you have a worship leader who deserves some praise and promotion? Drop a comment below on either topic and let’s discuss the multitude of talents that God’s given to us and the people around us.
Odd to see a Christian post is what’s primarily a tech/geek blog? Well, Easter’s almost here and I think there’s a lot of positive, uplifting music ready for discovery. I decided to post a link spotlighting a newer Christian artist/group and hope you discover new music or perhaps even more. There’s plenty of praise music/concert/unplugged/lyric videos on this YouTube playlist I setup that goes through dub-step, R&B, electronic, rock, jam-bands, ska, acoustic, latin and gospel tracks. Any artists out there you recently discovered?
I hope to post new stuff each day as Easter approaches. I love the Lord and thank Him for all he’s done for me. My friends and family know I’ve got issues but only through His teaching, sacrifice, and grace do I have an eternal hope. Forgive one another. Love one another. Thank you Jesus!
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