Last Friday on the Local Beat Jeff Crawford from Arbor Ridge Studios dropped by to chat about his newest project: Hymns From The Gathering Church. The new LP features 12 traditional hymnals performed by members of the Gathering Church (where Crawford is Music Director) and many well known local musicians. Phil Cook (Megafaun, Phil Cook & His Feat), Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah, Bellafea), Seth Kauffman (Floating Action), Mandolin Orange, Skylar Gudasz, Ryan Gustafson, Brett Harris, Nick Jaeger (The Tomahawks), Mark Simonsen (The Old Ceremony), and James Wallace all made contributions to the album.
Jeff and I chatted about many things, including the album, The Gathering Church, and his role in the local music scene. You can listen to that conversation here:
The release show is this Friday evening, Jan 27, at the Carrboro Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and the show begins at 8pm.