Monday Music Update – Jan 6, 2014

Monday Music Update – Jan 6, 2014

In the spirit of the new year, we’ve made a resolution to keep you more informed than ever, which means a new series called the Monday Music Update, a bi-weekly post about all of our favorite musicians and what they are up to. While some are still resting from busy touring seasons leading up to the holidays, other artists are already out of the gate in 2014. Here’s the latest:

Randall Goodgame, Andy Osenga, Eric Peters and Andrew Peterson will be participating in a special StageIt show from the Warren on Tuesday, January 7th. There are limited tickets, so make sure to head to the StageIt site and secure your spot fast.

Josh Garrels has made his three Love & War & The Sea In Between-related releases available for free on Noisetrade to those who still haven’t downloaded them all. The most recent entry is the audio soundtrack for The Sea In Between documentary. In addition, NPR recently featured Josh’s music in their story “A Christian Musician With More Questions Than Answers.”

Jason Gray has a few tour dates around the country in January and February before he heads out on The Bible Tour this spring. In conjunction with the popular mini-series, Gray will join Chris August, Sidewalk Prophets, and several others on a two-month spring tour hosted by World Vision.

Buddy Greene will be playing a few dates in Texas in January followed by a house show in Vail, Colorado at the end of the month. And for those of you still in the holiday spirit, don’t miss out on Buddy’s new album December’s Song.

Ellie Holcomb finishes up her first-ever Kickstarter campaign early this week for her new full-length album of scripture-inspired songs. She’s already well past her initial goal, but stretch goals and cool exclusives are still available if you’re interested.

Sandra McCracken will be the featured musical guest, along with Lori Chaffer, at Laity Lodge for an upcoming women’s retreat from Jan 23-26. Speakers for the weekend will be Laura Robinson Harbert and Susan E. Isaacs.

Andrew Osenga recently gave his fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of both tours that have taken up much of his fall and winter seasons. Osenga spent several weeks on the road with Steven Curtis Chapman on the Glorious Unfolding Tour and followed that up with another year on the Behold The Lamb of God tour. We’ll have an update soon enough on Osenga’s first of four EPs on the way (four-thcoming?), but for now check out the recaps before he heads back out on tour this spring with SCC.

Eric Peters will be playing a show in Nashville with Nick Flora and Jon Morris at Bongo Java’s After Hours Theater on Sat., January 11th. Tickets are $7. Sounds like a good time for a meet-up with local RR readers before hitting the show together.