JFH NEWS SHORTS FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2, 2009
News on Sanctus Real, Family Force 5, Switchfoot, Keith Green, John Reuben, Superchick, Cindy Morgan, Abel
NEWS SOURCE: a Jesusfreakhideout.com report
December 2, 2009
>> Sanctus Real Announces New Album Title
Today, on Twitter and Facebook, Sanctus Real asked fans to help them name their upcoming 2010 album release, offering
two titles to choose from - "A Million Hearts" or "Pieces of a Real Heart." At the end of a short voting period, the band
proudly announced that their March 9, 2010 album release would in fact be titled, Pieces of a Real Heart! More
>> Family Force 5 Update: "Fatty" Doing "Tiny Bit Better"
Got an update on yesterday's report about Family Force 5 bassist Joshua "Fatty" Olds' kidney disease. Today,
Solomon posted updates on his Twitter with
some fairly good news (despite tomorrow's concert having to be cancelled): "Fatty is doing a 2nd dialysis treatment today. DR say he's a tiny bit better:) thank u all 4 ur support but keep sending thoughts & prayers!"
then later, "My bro's kidneys r regaining strength but DR r tryin to find the solution. He has an overproductive enzyme that's causing the prob."
Please continue to keep Josh and the Olds family in your prayers!
>> Switchfoot Featured On One Tree Hill Podcast
Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman did an interview for a One Tree Hill podcast that was sparked by the band’s “Your Love Is A Song”
from Hello Hurricane being featured on the CW show this week:
http://www.onetreehillpodcast.net/2009/11/30/the-one-tree-hill-connection-no-81/. (from Hoganson Media)
>> Sparrow Releases Unreleased Keith Green Christmas Song
Keith Green was known to give electrifying performances and often he would debut songs he had just finished writing.
Such is the case with "Happy Birthday To You (Jesus)" which was only performed one-time in concert and until now was never
released. The song is currently available at iTunes and Amazon MP3. Recorded at a concert in 1981, this song talks
about the commercialism of Christmas and encourages us to remember the real meaning of Christmas-a message that still rings
true today. Available digitally, this never-before-released song also comes with a talk about Christmas from Keith that will
stir your heart and challenge all of us to rethink Christmas.
(from Sparrow Records)
>> Gotee Records Gives Away John Reuben Record With Preorder!
Need to catch up on the latest two releases from John Reuben? Well, Gotee Records are making this very
easy! With the preorder of John Reuben's latest album, Sex, Drugs, & Self-Control, for only $7.00, you
will get a copy of his previous album, Word Of Mouth, for FREE! Both are great albums, so it's an exciting deal!
Click here to preorder now!
>> Superchick Announces New Remix Album
Superchick has been busy in the studio working on a second remix album for release in April, 2010. While there aren't
many details available just yet, Tricia Brock posted on Twitter yesterday that she was recording vocals for a brand
new track... "Recorded vocals for a new song today. Really excited about it! It'll be on our remix album next yr." More to come!
>> Cindy Morgan Announces New Hymns Record
Check out this new update from acclaimed singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan. For the latest from Cindy, visit her
website at cindymorganmusic.com...
Hi there, hope you all had a wonderful, bountiful thanksgiving. It seems that everyone has immediately moved on to the subject of Christmas.. us included, our family had to go buy a new Christmas tree last night... Sigmund, being Canadian is all about not killing a tree so yes, it's plastic and I get what he's saying but oh how I miss the smell and warm feeling a real tree gives you so if you're one of those folks who went for the real thing.. enjoy;-)
ok.. so I am so bad right now about being inconsistent about blogging.. due to lots of stuff going on but I wanted to take a moment to tell you guys that I have switched gears a bit.... remember when I sent that email out asking you guys to tell me your favorite 5-10 songs from past records....well, thank you for those suggestions and they have been set aside for safe keeping but for now... what Im really feeling like doing.. is a Hymn record. I have been wrestling with it for a while.. do I do the sentimental fav's or the hymn record.... and have finally decided to do the Hymn record:-) a women's perogative.
So, yesterday, I started mapping out arrangements, songs, juggling my schedule with the two different producers I will co- produce this record with. They are both two of my best friends and I am so excited to work with each of them... I will mention that this the first time I have ever done a record with more than one producer but since the three of us will be working hand in hand through the whole process it should ensure that the record sounds cohesive etc....so.. I am doing some of my old favorites with a few original songs that hopefully sound like something you think you heard when you were a kid in church on sunday morning.
I will be blogging, taking pics and video along the way so you can walk along with me in the process.
Thanks for reading.. thanks for caring. Hope you are happy and blessed today.
God is still good.
>> Indie Vision Music Presents Abel and Lorien January 2010 Tour
This January, Dreamt Music's Abel and Nashville indie-rockers Lorien will be touring the Midwest and East Coast. Abel will be supporting their debut EP "The Honest Love," currently available through all online retailers. Before Christmas Abel will be posting a new track titled "Standing Still" on their Myspace. The track will be featured on their upcoming full length record on Dreamt Music / Facedown Records. Keep an eye out for constant updates from Abel throughout the winter!
http://myspace.com/abeltheband, http://www.indievisionmusic.com (from Facedown Records)
Jan 02 - Owensboro, KY @ The Boneyard
Jan 03 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Jan 04 - Memphis, TN @ The Abbey
Jan 05 - Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
Jan 07 - Texarkana, TX @ I Love Evelyn
Jan 08 - Shreveport, LA @ Soundstage 516
Jan 09 - Pensacola, FL @ The Vault
Jan 10 - Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
Jan 11 - East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
Jan 12 - Greenville, SC @ The Channel
Jan 13 - Wilmington, NC @ The Lampstand
Jan 15 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
Jan 16 - Hagerstown, MD @ Right Choice Ministries
Jan 17 - Akron, OH @ TBA
Jan 18 - Rochester, MI @ The Factory
Jan 19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Mixtape Cafe
Jan 20 - Carmel, IN @ The Warehouse ROCC
Jan 21 - Elgin, IL @ Mad Maggies
Jan 22 - Springfield, IL @ The Blacksheep
Jan 23 - Kansas City, MO @ Main Street Cafe
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