Here is a list of some worship leaders and song writers that I culled from the emails flying around the WRN email group this week. These are songs that have been helpful to all sorts of various contexts looking for new worship music. Most of the familiar ones (Sovereign Grace, Sojourn, etc) I’ve not listed but tried to link to one’s that are doing great contextual work. Most of these are artists very much in process…
Zac Hicks – http://www.zachicks.com/music/
refurbished hymns with an excellent pop/rock sound.
Matt Boswell – http://livingworship.com/
Top notch originals. On the New York Hymns Lent CD. Get his “Gravity and Gladness”
Alex Mejias and High Street Hymns – http://highstreethymns.com/
retuned hymns with a nice, straight ahead folk/pop feel
Michael Van Patter – http://hymnsoftheweak.wordpress.com/
Worship Leader in Greenboro, NC. On the New Yorks Hymns Lent CD.
Joshua Banner – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chapelworshipteam
Josh is a very good songwriter and helps direct worship for Hope Chapel.
Joe Day – http://www.joedaymusic.com/
Acts29 Worship Leader and Songwriter. His CD “Grace” is outstanding!
Bobby Krier and City Life Church – http://www.citylifemusic.com/
Check out this Boston Church and their great tunes!
Nathan Partain – http://partainwordsandmusic.wordpress.com/
Nathan is one of the best writers I know. follow his blog for new songs.
Gregory Wilbur – http://greyfriarspress.com/
Adult contemporary folk/classical approach to hymn re-settings and psalms.
Greg Scheer – http://www.gregscheer.com/
One of my favorite collaborators for all things liturgical/musical.
Clint Wells – http://clintwellshymns.wordpress.com/
Clint has contributed to all of the Red Mountain Music CD’s. Here’s his new site!
Sandra McCracken – http://www.newoldhymns.com/in-feast-or-fallow/
Sandra is a tremendous songwriter. Our church sings “In Feast or Fallow” regularly.
Matthew Montichhio – http://www.pageantmusic.org/
Matthew and Hiram Ring are writing some great songs for worship. Get their CD 12 Gates on Noisetrade.
Eric Priest – http://www.psalmsandhymns.com/
Musician and Pastor at Christ the King, Houston
Isaac Wardell & BiFrost Arts – http://www.greatcomfortrecords.com/musicians.php?artistID=1
You can listen and access their leadsheets at their Great Comfort Records site.
Karl Digerness & City Hymns – http://cityhymns.com/music
City Church, San Fran Worship Leader, Red Mountain Music Collaborator. New Album out soon!
Brian Moss – http://www.prayerbookproject.com/
Seattle Songwriter, Early Indelible Grace contributor. Arts Pastor. Genius.
Michael Bleeker – http://thevillagechurch.net/god_of_victory/
Music from the Village Church in Tejas. pretty yummy.
okay, that’s all for now. need to watch basketball.