The Sound musical group has come out with a new album and Mark Lowry is giving us nearly an hour long taste of their awesome sound. Amazing voices and memorable melodies. Connect with them at thesound.org
Mark’s show is called Just Whenever and that’s because he goes live just whenever he feels like it. Which is pretty much everyday when he is home. He’s been on the road doing concerts the last couple of weeks and we all missed him. Tonight’s live made up for it, in spades.
Enjoy this toe tapping, can’t bear to sit still music.
I just heard the most amazing family harmony and have to share. Mark Lowry, the man with a highly success music career, likes to promote up-and-coming musicians and this in another one of those moments. I had never heard of this group. They have only been organized for a few years but they sound like it has been a lifetime.Their tight harmony is amazing. Family harmony cannot be beat, a dad and two brothers.
Mark has his own daily podcast, a sing along, and when he heard this group was in town and were available he jumped at the chance to have them on it.
Their group is called The Sound. Their website is thesound.org. The have a Facebook page where they go live every Tuesday night.
Here is Mark’s podcast as an introduction.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
I know that isn’t a very realistic thought. I admit we all have specific styles we gravitate to and they may not be this. But some of you will love these guys. I do know that for sure.
I’ve followed their Facebook page and look forward to listening to their next Tuesday Live.
Two of my favorite singers are having a deep conversation about today`s scripture reading in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. At least it starts out that way and then it evolves into so much more.
While I was listening to them live I added a couple of videos here to introduce you to Buddy and his amazing talent. Who knew he would sing the same song live. Now you get to see him perform in two different settings.
Introduction to Buddy
One of his songs
I love today`s podcast, I hope it blesses you as much as it does me.
They will be doing this again and I plan to share them all.
At this moment, I have to share the encouragement I’m needing and enjoying tonight.
This last week has been busy with house guests. I’ve loved having them. Now I’m going through withdrawal being alone again, although in spite of it I’m feeling upbeat. At the same time I’m experiencing annoying physical evidence of the stress of it all. It feels weird because I have been happy having people around. To have itching skin rashes and aches and pains that only appear when I’m stressed just seems so wrong when I’m feeling good about life.
To help me get through this season I discovered a new music video in my feed, it has favorite lyrics that settle me. It’s actually a compilation of several videos I’ve owned for some time. This is very cool because I know all of the songs so well. It adds an extra dimension to my emotional settling when I can close my eyes and sing along. The words slide deep down into my heart and bring healing.
The theme of the video is Thanksgiving, what could be more uplifting than that? I’ll share it at the end of this post.
The other cool thing that happened today was the experience of tackling a task I’ve been dreading. In the end it turned out to be a positive part of my day.
The challenge was to write a piece for reading and critique at our writer’s group this coming Saturday. The theme was to be Christmas memories. The trouble is, there are not many good memories coming out of my childhood. I couldn’t imagine how I could find enough material to write something with any sort of a positive vibe.
It turned out so much better than I could have imagined and I felt upbeat and grateful having such a good writing experience. After it has been critiqued I will share it with you all.
Here is the video I’m listening to as I write this. It features a wide variety of favorite and talented award winning artists.
Life is looking up and I’m grateful.
Now I’m going to grab supper while this video finishes.
A good evening to you all. I hope you are experiencing some bright spots as well.
This song has been running through my head all morning. Mainly due, I think, to the heavy conversation I’ve been having with a fellow blogger about the depth of hurt life has handed us. I admit the abuse has been a crippling blow but living in a better space is not impossible.
Mark Lowry is the author of Mary Did You Know , has had a long and popular singing career. He has an off-the-cuff let’s-sing show from his home “studio”, it’s on his YouTube channel and many other platforms. Tonight his special guests have just released a new project. The group’s name is SouthBound and the album is SouthBound.Live.
This in an impromptu concert and many people, including me, are loving it.
I enjoy this so much I must share. These energetic guys are singing many of the songs off their new project. I have to have this.
Mark has just hit a million subscribers on Facebook and he loves reminding us. Everyone of them love him too.
The upbeat songs in this concert touch hurting hearts in the most amazing way.
If you love Bluegrass music, join me. I’m rewatching a live performance from their bus. The Isaacs, a highly popular and greatly talented family of singer/song writers, were on the road last November and found themselves with a free night due to a covid cancellation. The whole band was there and ready to sing so why not go for it. It’s a little tight in such a small space but they did a great job with their impromptu musical sharing. It was relaxed and fun.
Live on the Isaacs Tour Bus!!! November 21, 2020
If you aren’t sure about Bluegrass this is a great chance to hear it for the first time.
I love to dance but I have to admit, I don’t really know how. I don’t let that stop me any.
I never did learn because I had no reason to. My grandmother was not a fan of dancing, although my mother was, and as I respected my grandmother’s thoughts and opinions, I wasn’t either.
The only dances we ever attended were wedding receptions. I was shy about doing new things in public and at the time I felt great relief at not having to take part. On the other hand most of the time I would have been bold enough to say no, now that I think about it.
I’ve always loved music and in the last couple of decades it has become a bigger part of life than ever before. Listening to songs over and over does something to a person. I find they get right down into my bones and I can’t help but move.
Some songs are worse than others, it’s impossible to listen to them and sit still.
These days I can dance with abandon because there is no one around to see me. At least I hope the neighbors can’t. I do try to avoid the windows at all cost.
The thing about dancing to music that touches my heart; the impact is greater with movement. The other positive thing about dance is the cardio workout, especially after all the sitting I do. All the way around it makes me happy to get up and move to music.
I try to spread the joy of dancing but I don’t think I’ve had any converts. Maybe my luck will improve and I’ll have one or two here.
In lieu of pictures I’ll share some videos. I had one favorite song in mind but I can’t remember where it is in my extensive DVD library. (Not that I haven’t spent time to trying to find it.)
Here is a random selection of songs that make my toes tap and my feet want to move.
This first one is one of my favorite groups. Actually, they all are favorite groups.
This song is from the Gaither Vocal Band DVD Better Day
And this one is from The Martins (a family group) Still Standing album. It was new last year and I still play it a lot.
I love this next group and even this song but my favorite part of this toe tapping video – the mountains of Alaska. I miss my beloved Rocky Mountains over here in flat Manitoba and a glimpse to bring back memories is wonderful.
I hope you felt a little like tapping your toes along with me.