ABOUT THIS PROJECT
"God has indeed inspired this book. He has not wanted to give us an abstract set of truths, unrelated to space and time."
- N.T. Wright
Flannelgraph Sessions is a series of free monthly song downloads inspired/influenced by the idea that the Bible can only really be understood when studied in the context of real space and time. I've become convinced that we can't begin to understand the things Jesus did and said without first understanding the world and culture in which He did and said them. His religious background, His geography, His lineage...these things all matter.
The goal of this project is to stir curiosity/interest in the Old Testament, in Judaism (and Christianity as a branch thereof), the land and culture of the Bible, etc.
On the 15th of every month, I upload a demo of a new song as well as an explanation of the song. Then, every six months, I release a full-production digital EP of the previous 6 months’ songs.
This is the first of those EP’s.
My sincerest thanks to God, my wife, Lacie, my family and friends. Thanks to those responsible for my newfound insatiable passion for the Old Testament: Cyndi Parker, John Sanderson, Brion Daugherty, Jack Beck, Sandra Richter, Ben Trammell, Chappell Temple and Paul Wright. Thanks to all those who have helped fund that passion (namely, the members of Lakewood United Methodist Church, Houston, TX). To my Israel friends: John, Dori, Tina, Beth, Howie, Jim, Tom and obviously Jimmy The Great. Thanks also to all those involved with these recordings: Randy Fuller, Cameron Pessarra, Andy Brannon, Wes Martin, David Davis, Andrew Seifert, Randy Holsapple, Maddie Griffin, Marshall Hooper, Moji Abiola, Michael Cooper, Zane Williams, Jason Harwell, Preston Cox, John Hatfield & Justin Tuley. A special thanks also to Jesse Anderson-Lehman. Finally, thanks to you for taking part in this project.
All the best,
released November 23, 2010
All songs written by Luke Brawner
(© 2010 Hollow Phrases Publishing / ASCAP) except for “My Living Water,” written by Luke Brawner, Maddie Griffin, Hannah Spagnoletti, Sarah Harter, Robby DeShazer, Ryan Roberts, Garrett Tagliablue, Sydney Oropeza, Kaela Arrington, Annalyse Janak, Danielle Schuler, Shawn Welling (© 2010 Hollow Phrases Publishing / ASCAP)
Produced and engineered by Luke Brawner
Assistant engineered by Jesse Anderson-Lehman
Mixed by Wes Martin
Luke Brawner - lead & backing vocals, acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, banjitar, piano, rhodes, faux-mellotron, percussion, drum programming
Randy Fuller - electric guitars & backing vocals
Randy Holsapple - B3 organ
Cameron Pessarra - electric guitars, rhodes & wurlitzer pianos
David Davis - electric guitar
Andrew Seifert - bass
Andy Brannon - drums
Moji Abiola, Michael Cooper, Preston Cox, Maddie Griffin, Jason Harwell, John Hatfield, Marshall Hooper, Justin Tuley & Zane Williams - backing vocals
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