Feel the Glow - A Christmas Album - iTunes & Spotify
This year marks the 3rd year I’ve had the privilege of recording and producing WestGate’s Glow CD! Each year artists within WestGate’s creative community lend their skills to help shape an album raising money and awareness for clean water. Since 2009 WestGate's faith community has raised over $800,000 dollars to build and repair over 120 wells in some of the poorest areas of our world.
The creative vision of the GLOW album is to step into the Christmas narrative: that God came not to get but to give, to give of himself to the restorative work of our lives and world. Providing clean drinking water to men, women and their children is just one way we can move towards an active and restorative faith in Jesus. And it's an amazingly fun time to hang with some of the best creatives I know in San Jose, Ca.
This year the goal was to re-imagine Christmas songs in a fresh interpretation that didn’t include huge drum kits or layers of electric guitars. We asked ourselves how might we strip down these songs without them becoming too plain, drab or simplistic. With the help and collaboration of Mark Averill, Josh Fox, Corinna Girard, Gus Fjelstrom, Nick Tresko, Jessica Thompson, Mario Minardi, MaryAnn Tai, Dan Perkins, Keivan Terhani, Grace Bae, Tom Michael, and Kevan Long I headed off to the studio to shape an album that has hints of artists like Owl City, Daft Punk, Aviccii, and Civil Wars.
The physical album is sold out but you can stream it on Spotify or download it from places like iTunes or Amazon. All proceeds will continue to go to clean drinking water.
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If you're in the San Jose area you can come hear these songs live at one of WestGate's campuses on Dec 24.