Friday, September 30, 2011

Crowder / Gungor / August / McMillan

To further twist the knife, I just want to take a minute to talk about this AWESOME concert. Seriously, if you get a chance to see the 7 Tour, go buy tickets! I didn't realize it until we got there, but not only did we see the David Crowder Band and Gungor, but the concert also included Chris August and John Mark McMillan. Sure, we may not have gotten back to Rockport until 3 this morning, but I'd say it was well worth the trip!


Gungor has been a huge favorite of mine since I discovered their music at Passion this year. Michael Gungor kind of looks like an adult Napoleon Dynamite (the picture above just doesn't do it justice. Check this out-

I can't even begin to describe the talent these two bring to the band. Michael can play the guitar like nobody I've ever seen before! Last night, we saw an "acoustic" set, consisting of Michael & Lisa and a cello player. It was incredible! Gungor is planning a spring tour with the full band and you can bet I'll be there. Beautiful Things and Ghosts Upon the Earth will be the best $20 you've spent on music in a long time. Eclectic but intriguing and extraordinary.

David Crowder Band

This may be the 4th or 5th time I've seen the Crowder band and have never been disappointed. The only thing I'm disappointed with is knowing that after Passion 2012, the Crowder band is breaking up. About halfway through the Crowder set, one of the amps on stage caught on fire. I may have felt a little sense of panic for about 3 seconds, but the band kept on playing and acted as if the blaze didn't even phase them. One of the roadies doused the amp with a bottle of water and we were all saved from either burning to death or dying in a panicked crowd stampede.

Maybe that's a little overdramatic.

McMillan / Crowder / Gungor

At the end of the concert, David Crowder did "How He Loves" with Michael Gungor and John Mark McMillan (the guy who actually wrote the song). It was fantastic.

In other news, I'll board a few vans this afternoon with 25 middle and high school girls for the second annual FBCR Girl's Retreat. We're traveling to a town outside of Brenham and spending lots of time digging into God's Word. Please please please keep us lifted up in prayer this weekend. Pray for the girls and leaders. Pray for safety as we travel. Pray that the drama will be left at home (30 girls in a room together? Dramacentral!). Pray that God's Word would be evident and understood. Full report to come as well as the next L&D installment.

Stay tuned!


Kristina said...

John Mark is part of our circle of friends in Charlotte. His stuff is amazing and his version of the song is much better in my opinion. Just feels more raw and honest and gritty. You should check it out!

Jamie said...

Aw, I'm so happy that you were blessed by that music. I've never been/heard much about the Passion conference but know that it's coming to ATL and I really really really really really want to go...Francis Chan is going to be there and I'm pumped! lol I mean...hopefully I can go with a screaming infant right??haha. Anyway, I'll have to check out more info about it. I'll definitely be praying for you ladies!

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