Jesus Freaks Show Notes

Find all of our content from past episodes, including important links to some of Christian Rock's most amazing artists.

EPISODE THIRTY
Release Date: October 25, 2021

Mark & Brynn Gersmehl, Pt. 2(Whiteheart /Rachel Rachel)

CCM/Christian Rock

In this mid-season finale, we conclude our conversation with Mark and Brynn Gersmehl. They talk about the break-ups of their respective bands and the new music they are up to creating now! Plus, we get to preview a previously unreleased track from Mark and Brynn's collective effort called, "Soulbreather"!

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Music in this Episode:

"Independence Day" - Whiteheart (Star Song)
"Only Heaven Knows" - Rachel Rachel (Dayspring)
"Heaven of My Heart" - Whiteheart (Star Song)
"You Can See the World" - Whiteheart (Star Song)
"Revelation" - Soulbreather (Unreleased)
"Desert Rose" - Whiteheart (Star Song)

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EPISODE TWENTYEIGHT
Release Date: September 27, 2021

Lary Dean (Trytan)

Progressive Christian Rock

Lary Dean is the front man for the progressive metal band, Trytan. Although he considered himself a believer from a young age, it took the tragic death of a friend to get him to commit his life to Christ. Now, as both a pastor and musician, Lary is reaching the lost like never before. In this episode, we talk to Lary about his faith, career and his new musical projects upcoming, including a preview of an unreleased track from his new project called, "Eminate".

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Music in this Episode:
"Mr. Electric" - Trytan (World Light Music Corp.)
"Prodigal's Praise - Trytan (Millenium Eight Records)
"Don't Turn Away" - Trytan (World Light Music Corp.)
"Make Your Move" - Trytan (World Light Music Corp.)
"Blood of Kinds" - Trytan (Retroactive)
"God Bled Through" - Lary Dean (Previously Unlreased)
"Revelation Song" - Trytan (Retroactive)

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EPISODE TWENTYNINE
Release Date: October 4, 2021

Mark & Brynn Gersmehl, Pt. 1(Whiteheart /Rachel Rachel)

CCM/Christian Rock

Mark Gersmehl was one of the founding members of Whiteheart, as well as one of only two members to with the band from start to finish. Brynn Gersmehl served as the keyboardist for the all-female Christian rock group, Rachel Rachel. While on tour together, they found love. In this episode, they talk about their difficult roads to the faith, their respective careers and their love story.

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Music In this episode:
"You'll never Know" - Rachel Rachel (Dayspring)
"You Comfort Me" - Rachel Rachel (Dayspring)
"Nothing But the Best" - Whiteheart (Star Song)
"How Many Times (Seventy Times Seven)" - Whiteheart (Star Song)
"Somebody to Love Me" - Rachel Rachel (Dayspring)
"Light a Candle" - Whiteheart (Star Song)

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EPISODE TWENTYSIX
Release Date: September 13, 2021

Russ Lee (Newsong)

Contemporary Christian

Russ Lee wasn't raised in a Christian home. In fact, by the time he was 17, he was already dealing drugs. But he knew there was something more and he was missing out. One night, with his drugs still in the trunk of his car, he attended a church service that changed his life. That began a path that would take him to fronting one of the most iconic CCM groups, Newsong, as well as embarking on his own solo career. This week, we talk to Russ about his life, faith and the choices he made along the way, which included leaving Newsong, and then coming back years later.

Music in This episode:

"People Get Ready" - Newsong (Provident Label Group)
"Miracles" - Newsong (Provident Label Group)
"Smile" - Russ Lee (Sparrow)
"Arise My Love" - Newsong (Provident Label Group)
"I Am a Christian" - Newsong (HHM Records)
"Suddenly" - Russ Lee (Mansion Entertainment)
"Live What I Believe" - Russ Lee (Sparrow)

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EPISODE TWENTYSEVEN
Release Date: September 20, 2021

Rich Mullins Tribute

Contemporary Christian

On September 19, 1997, the world said goodbye to one of the most prolific and, sometimes controversial, Christian artists of his day, Rich Mullins. Mullins' soared to CCM stardom with hits like "Awesome God" and "Sometimes by Step", but his deep convictions and poetic mind prevented him from relishing in his fame. Like Keith Green before him, he walked to the beat of his own drum and did the music he wanted. Tragically, his life was cut short in an automobile accident.
In this episode, we talk to four CCM artists who knew Rich, and they give us some insight in to the man Rich was behind the scenes, as well as tell some interesting tales of their encounters with him. Join us for this very special episode of Jesus Freaks: Vinyl to Digital, as we pay tribute to Rich Mullins and feature some of the music he brought us.

Special Thanks to Russ, Lee, Mark Gersmehl, Lary Dean and Randy Stonehill for their contributions to this episode.

Music in this episode:
"Here in America" - Rich Mullins & a Ragamuffin Band (Reunion)
"Awesome God" - Rich Mullins (Reunion)
"That Where I Am, There You..." - Rich Mullins & a Ragamuffin Band (Myrrh)
"Hold Me Jesus" - Rich Mullins & a Ragamuffin Band (Reunion)
"Let Mercy Lead" - Rich Mullins (Reunion)
"Alrightokuhhuhamen" - Rich Mullins (Reunion)
"Brother's Keeper" - Rich Mullins (Reunion)
"Peace (A Communion Song from St. Joseph's Square)" - Rich Mullins & a Ragamuffin Band (Reunion)
"Sometimes by Step" - Rich Mullins (Reunion)
"Elijah" - Rich Mullins (Reunion)

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EPISODE TWENTYFIVE
Release Date: September 3, 2021

Jamie Rowe (Guardian)

Christian Metal

His raspy blues voice defined Guardian's distinct sound for over a decade. In our season premier, Jamie Rowe sat down with us to talk about his faith, career and what he's up to these days. In this episode, we learn the stories behind some of Guardian's most popular songs and how John Elefante and Steve Taylor helped to make them such a huge success in the Chritian metal world.

Music in this Episode:

"Eye of the Storm" - Tempest (Star Song)
"Fire and Love" - Guardian (Word)
"I Found Love"- Guardian (Pakaderm/Pakaderm)
"Take of Your Cross" - Guardian (Pakaderm)
"One Thing Left To Do" - Guardian (Myrrh)
"Jesus is the Way" - Jamie Rowe (Jamie Rowe Creative)
"The Rain" - Guardian (Word/Pakaderm)

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EPISODE TWENTYSIX
Release Date: September 10, 2021

Russ Lee (Newsong)

Contemporary Christian

Russ Lee wasn't raised in a Christian home. In fact, by the time he was 17, he was already dealing drugs. But he knew there was something more and he was missing out. One night, with his drugs still in the trunk of his car, he attended a church service that changed his life. That began a path that would take him to fronting one of the most iconic CCM groups, Newsong, as well as embarking on his own solo career. This week, we talk to Russ about his life, faith and the choices he made along the way, which included leaving Newsong, and then coming back years later.

Music in This episode:

"People Get Ready" - Newsong (Provident Label Group)
"Miracles" - Newsong (Provident Label Group)
"Smile" - Russ Lee (Sparrow)
"Arise My Love" - Newsong (Provident Label Group)
"I Am a Christian" - Newsong (HHM Records)
"Suddenly" - Russ Lee (Mansion Entertainment)
"Live What I Believe" - Russ Lee (Sparrow)

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EPISODE TWENTYTHREE
Release Date: April 16, 2021

Randy Stonehill (Pt. 1)

Contemporary Christian

Known as one of the pioneers of Contemporary Christina Music, Randy Stonehill paved the way for future artists and set the standard for writing solid Christian Music. But his journey was not an easy one and it was his friendship with the late Larry Norman that ultimately led him to Christ. In this episode, Randy talks about his incredible journey to find Christ, as well as his complex relationship with friend and songwriting partner, the late Keith Green. Join us for part 1 of this 2-part season finale, as Randy regales us with his captivating stories and we look back at some of his music, as well as preview some tracks from Randy's brand new album, Lost Art of Listening!

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Music used in this episode:

"A Promise Made is a Promise Kept" - Randy Stonehill (Street Level Records)
"I Love You"  - Randy Stonehill (Sonrise)
"Forget Your Hexagram" - Larry Norman (Sonrise)
"Norman's Kitchen" - Randy Stonehill (Sonrise)
"Intermission at the Wonderama" - Beth Folsom, Robert Martin, Terry Glenn, Dianne Ready (Myrrh)
"Prodigal Son Suite" - Keith Green (Sparrow)
"Beginning of the Living End" - Randy Stonehill (MacNeel Music)
"Your Love Broke Through" - Performed by Russ Taff (Sparrow)
"Mercy in the Shadowland" - Randy Stonehill (MacNeel Music)

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EPISODE TWENTYFOUR
Release Date: April 23, 2021

Randy Stonehill (Pt. 2)

Contemporary Christian

In this final episode of season 2, our interview with the great Randy Stonehill picks up right where it left off, as Randy tells what it was like when he got the news of Keith Green's death. As Stonehill takes us through his solo career, we talk about his unique songwriting style, as well as preview some tracks from his brand new project, Lost Art of Listening! Plus, did you know Randy was in a really bad horror movie called, Beware the Blob! in 1972? Don't believe us? Click HERE and forward to time index 26:51! Trust us, it's worth it! Don't worry, Randy gives us the full story behind his cameo he'd wished we'd forgotten!
You also don't want to miss the wonderful story of how, after decades of prayer,  Randy was able to lead his father to the Lord shortly before he passed away. It's an incredible end to and in credible season that you don't want to miss!

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Music used in this episode:
"Starlings" - Return to Paradise (Myrrh)
"Lord You're Beautiful" - Performed by Keith Green
"Baby Hates Clowns" - Thirst (Brentwood)
"Who Will Save the Children" -  (For Compassion International)
"Billy Frank" - Lost Art of Listening (RB-MacNeel Music)
"Money" - Lost Art of Listening (RB-MacNeel Music)
"Goodbye Old Friend" - Lost Art of Listening (RB-MacNeel Music)
"Leonard Has a Toaster"- Lost Art of Listening (RB-MacNeel Music)

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EPISODE TWENTYONE
Release Date: April 2, 2021

Paul Roraback (Grammatrain)

Christian Grunge

Paul Roraback was the drummer for the Christian grunge band, Grammatrain, back in the early 90's. In this episode, he talks about his faith and how his love of music served as the catalyst to forming the band. However, after only putting out two albums, they stopped playing together when the lead vocalist recanted his faith. The experience, as well as a similar one in a different band of Paul's, left him reeling. Now, Roraback has a new band, PJ Bostic, and he is proud that his music has meaning once again. In addition to Paul's testimony, we'll also feature a few Grammatrain favorites and preview some tracks from PJ Bostic's brand new Album, Faith of Least Resistance!

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Music used in this episode:

"Lonely House" - Grammatrain (Forefront)
"Undevine Election" - Grammatrain (Forefront)
"Jonah" - Grammatrain (Forefront)
"Blue Light Gaze" - PJ Bostic
"Gleam" - PJ Bostic
"Faith of Least Resistance" - PJ Bostic

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EPISODE TWENTYTWO
Release Date: April 9, 2021

Phil Joel (Newsboys)

Christian Pop

As the bassist for the powerhouse CCM group, The Newsboys, and also as a solo artist, Phil Joel has enjoyed a successful career in the CCM industry. But it hasn't come without its trial or difficult choices. In this episode, Joel talks about how ha cane to join the Newsboys, the hard decision to leave and how God has used his solo career to make a difference beyond his music. Plus, we'll take a look back a some Newsboys favorites that Joel was a part of, as well as preview some tracks from his brand new solo EP, "Better Than I Found It"!

Music Used in This Episode:
"Entertaining Angels" - Newsboys (Star Song)
"Reality" - Newsboys (Star Song)
"He Reigns" - Newsboys (Star Song)
"In Wonder" - Newsboys (Star Song)
"Better Than I Found It" - Phil Joel 
"Sailing Speed" - Phil Joel

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EPISODE NINETEEN
Release Date: March 19, 2021

Danny Mariano (Rage of Angels)

Christian Metal

Danny Mariano founded, and sang lead vocals for, what could have been one of the greatest Christian Metal bands ever. Instead, the band quickly folded shortly after their one and only album was released. Since then, that project has reached cult-like status in the Christian metal world, and has been a source of rumors and conjecture as to why the band broke up. In this episode, Mariano opens up about what truly happened to Rage of Angels and what happened to his attempts to reform the band. Plus, we'll highlights some tracks from that incredible album and preview a brand new single from Danny's latest project!

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Music in this episode:
"Hooked on a Good Thing" - Rage of Angels (Regency Records)
"Leave You or Forsake You" - Rage of Angels (Regency Records)
"Somebody's Watching You" - Rage of Angels (Regency Records)
"Do You Still Believe in Love" - Rage of Angels (Regency Records)
"Healer" - Danny Mariano

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EPISODE TWENTY
Release Date: March 26, 2021

Kim Boyce

Christian Pop

Kim Boyce came in to Christian Contemporary Music in an era when artists like Tiffany and Debbie Gibson were all the rage. She quickly became a Christian Pop icon with two number one singles off her debut album! In this episode, she talks about her career, balancing her music and family, and the strong tests of faith she endured after her music career had concluded. This episode is gonna be rad!

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Music used in this episode:

"Love Resurrection" - Kim Boyce (Myrrh)
"Here" - Kim Boyce (Myrrh)
"Not To Far From Here" - By Faith (Warner)
"You're Always There" - Time and Again (Myrrh)
"Healing Place" - Single

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EPISODE SEVENTEEN
Release Date: March 5, 2021

Rick Florian (Whiteheart)

Christian Rock

Rick Florian was the lead vocalist for one of the hottest Christian Rock Groups from the late 80's and 90's, White Heart. Starting as a roadie and then landing the gig as lead singer, Florian's power vocals took the band to new heights. This week, we talk to Rick about his days with the band, how he got there and what he's doing now. Plus, he answers the question every White heart fan wants to know - Could White Heart take the stage again?

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Music in this Episode:

"Powerhouse" - Power House (214 Records)
"Convertibles" - Don't Wait for the Movie (Sparrow Records)
"Inside" - Inside (Curb Records)
"Unchain" - Tales of Wonder (Star Song)
"Let the Kingdom Come" - Freedom (Sparrow Records)
"His Heart Was Always In It" - Tales of Wonder (Star Song)

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EPISODE EIGHTEEN
Release Date: March 12, 2021

John Schlitt (Petra)

Christian Rock

John Schlitt was the lead vocalist for Head East in the 70's and early 80's. But his Rock & Roll lifestyle soon landed him a swamp of drugs and alcohol he couldn't seem to escape. Then, on the cusp of deciding to take his own life, a visit to his wife's pastor changed John's life forever. Soon thereafter, he would give up his vices and would go on to front one of the most iconic Christian Rock groups to date, Petra. In this episode, John takes us on the journey that got him to where he is, plus we'll talk about what he's doing now. We'll take a look back at some Petra favorites and give you a sampling of Schlitt's newest solo project, Go!

Music used in this episode includes:
"Destiny" - Wake Up Call (DaySpring)
"Just Reach Out" - Wake Up Call (DaySpring)
"Back to the Street" - Back to the Street (Star Song)
"Who's on the Lord's Side" - Unseen Power (Word)
"Underground" - Beyond Belief (Word)
"Feel It" - Go
"Fighting the Fight" - Go

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EPISODE FIFTEEN
Release Date: February 19, 2021

Bryan Duncan

Christian Pop

Bryan Duncan has lead an incredible career, first as a member of Sweet Comfort band, and then as a successful solo artist in the 80's and 90's. This week, we have a very candid conversation with Bryan about his life, music and struggles. Plus, we'll look back at some his unique music that always seemed to have his own unique hook, and he plays some unreleased future hits you'll only hear on Jesus Freaks: Vinyl to Digital!

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Music in this episode includes:
"Your Love, My Saving Grace" (Slow Revival) - Myrrh Records
"Step By Step" (Mercy) - Myrrh Records
"Have Yourself Committed" (Have Yourself Committed) - Entertainment One
"Don't you Wanna Rap With Me?" (Strong Medicine) - Word Records
"Love Takes Time"  (Mercy) - Myrrh Recrds
"When I Think of Home" (Whistlin' in the Dark) - Word Records

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EPISODE SIXTEEN
Release Date: February 26, 2021

John Elefante (Kansas/Mastedon)

Christian Rock

He is one of the most revered CCM musicians and producers in the industry.  John Elefante has gone from lead singer of the legendary rock group, Kansas, to a super producer of mega-artists like Petra, Guardian and Carman, as well as a successful solo artist in his own right. This week, he sits down with us to talk about his life, faith and incredible career! Plus, at the end of this episode, we pay a special tribute to legendary CCM artist, Carman, who passed away just this week.

Music in this Episode:
"Right Hand" - Mastedon (Pakaderm Records)
"Corridors" - John Elefante (Pamplin Music)
"Play the Game Tonight" - Kansas (Epic)
"Shakin' the House" - Petra (Star Song)
"This is the Day" - Mastedon (Pakaderm Records)
"Power of Love" - Guardian (Pakaderm Records)
"If You Just Believe" - John Elefante (Pamplin Music)
"The Third Heaven" - Carman (Benson)

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EPISODE THIRTEEN - Season 2 Premiere
Release Date: February 5, 2021

Michael Sweet
(Stryper)

Christian Metal

As frontman for Stryper and a solo artist, Michael Sweet is an icon of Christian metal. Having paved the way for other bands behind them, Stryper took a lot of the heat from both the Church and secular world, as they continued to dominate charts during the 80's and 90's. Now, in a new era, the band finds itself still producing music, but without original bassist, Tim Gaines. On this episode, Sweet talks candidly about those years when the band struggled with their faith, why Tim had to leave the band and what's ahead for Stryper. Plus, we give you a listen to the title track of Stryper's newest album, Even the Devil Believes, and highlight some other Stryper classics!

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Music in this episode Includes:

"More Than a Man" (To Hell with the Devil) - Enigma Records
"Against the Law" (Against the Law) - Enigma Records
"To Hell with theDevil" (To Hell with the Devil) - Enigma Records
"Soldiers Under Command" (Soldiers Under Command) - Hollywood Records
"Even the Devil Believes" (Even the Devil Believes) - Frontiers Music

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EPISODE FOURTEEN
Release Date: February 12, 2021

Eddie DeGarmo
(DeGarmo & Key)

Christian Rock/Pop

As a member of the power duo, DeGarmo & Key, Eddie Degarmo helped to set the standard for CCM artists of his day. This week, he sits down with us to discuss his life, how he and Dana Key came to know Christ, as well as some stories behind some of their songs and their storied career. he also tell us about his new book, and how he dealt with the death of his musical partner and best friend.

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DeGarmo & Key Music used in this episode:

"Strength of Love" - Forefront Records
"Out of the Danger Zone" - Forefront Records
"Rock Solid" - Forefront Records
"Brother Against Brother (It's Not Right)" - Forefront Records
"When the Son Begins to Reign" - Forefront Records
"Casual Christian" - Forefront Records

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EPISODE TWELVE - Season Finale
Release Date: October 23, 2020

Daniel McCabe
(Daniel Band)

Christian Rock

In this season finale episode, we talk to Dan McCabe, front man for the 80's Christian Rock group, Daniel Band. Dan talks about his childhood growing up in a church that didn't believe in musical instruments, how Daniel Band came to be, as well as what he's doing now and if there is a plan to get Daniel Band back together. Plus, we'll highlight some popular Daniel Band hits along the way and we'll talk about what's ahead in season 2!

To check out Daniel's church, where he is currently the Worship Pastor, visit www.tob.ca

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EPISODE TEN
Release Date: October 9, 2020

Scott Allen
(Mylon & Broken Heart)

Christian Hard Rock

Scott Allen was the rhythm guitarist for one of Christian Music biggest bands, Mylon & Broken Heart for many years. In this episode, Scott talks about his life, career, time with the band and what led to the unexpected breakup. Plus we'll take a listen to some more MB&H hits. Quick Trivia: Can you name the only song Scott Allen sang lead vocals for during his time with MB&H? You'll find out in this episode!

MB&H Music in this Episode:

"Big World" - Star Song
"Love God, Hate Sin" - Myrrh Records
"Mercy Seat" - Star Song
"For My Growing" - Myrrh Records
"Modern Man" - Star Song

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Discography | YouTube | Broken Heart Stories - Mylon Le Fevre ministries Website

EPISODE ELEVEN
Release Date: October 16, 2020

Jennifer York and Cheryl Jewell
(Rachel Rachel)

Christian Rock

Jennifer York founded the all-female Christian Rock band, Rachel Rachel in the early 1990's. Together, they broke glass ceilings for women in the industry during their short existence, despite only releasing two albums. In this episode, Jennifer talks about what her vision for the group and what it was like to be an all-female group in, largely, an industry run by men. Plus, she talks about her desire to reunite with her fellow bandmates!

Rachel Rachel Music in this Episode:

"You Oughta KnowBy Now" - DaySpring
"Dust to Diamonds" - Dayspring
"Time" - Dayspring
"Carry On Wayward Son" (Words and Music by Kerry Livgren) - Dayspring

Wikipedia | YouTube | Discography

EPISODE EIGHT
Release Date: September 25, 2020

Russ Taff: Part 2

American Gospel

In this episode, we continue our very real conversation with Russ Taff about how his life spiraled out of control due to his alcoholism, but also how God brought him back to a place of redemption. Plus, we'll talk about Russ and wife, Tori's, upcoming Bell Buckle Weekend taking place at their home this November!

Russ' music used in this episode:

"Walk Between the Lines" - Myrrh Records

"Silent Love" - Myrrh Records

"Down in the Lowlands" - Myrrh Records

"Trumpet of Jesus" - Myrrh Records

"Your Love Amazes Me" - Myrrh Records

"Power of Love" - Myrrh Records

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EPISODE NINE
Release Date: October 2, 2020

David Payton
(Mylon & Broken Heart)

Christian Hard Rock

David Payton played and sang for several Christian bands throughout his career, but the stint he is most well-known for was his time as lead guitarist for one of the biggest bands of the 80's and early 90's, Mylon & Broken Heart. On this week's episode, David talks about his life, career and why his time with Broken Heart was so short-lived, despite the massive success they achieved while he was with the band. It is a compelling story of how God always knows what's best for us, even when we don't. Plus, we take a look back at some of the songs David recorded with Mylon LeFevre and we'll even get to listen to some stuff he's doing now!

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EPISODE SIX
Release Date: September 11, 2020

Glenn Kaiser (REZ): Part 2

Blues Rock/Heavy Metal

This week, we continue our discussion with Christian Rock legend, Glenn Kaiser, as he shares more from his testimony and what he thinks we can be doing better, as the Church. Plus, we'll thrown in a few more samples of Rez hits as well! If you'd like to catch up with what Glenn is doing, visit www.glennkaiser.com!

YouTube | Facebook | Wikipedia | REZ Website

EPISODE SEVEN
Release Date: September 18, 2020

Russ Taff: Part 1

American Gospel

Russ Taff is a Christian Music legend. He has won Grammy's and Dove Awards, among countless others. He sold millions of records. But, unbeknownst to most people, Russ was facing his own battle of alcoholism for many years. Over the next two episodes, Russ tells us his incredible story of how he went from self-loathing to accepting the love of the Father and allowed his to restore what had been lost.

Russ' Music used in this episode:

"Father On" - Myrrh Records

"Praise the Lord" - Myrrh Records

"I Still Believe" - Myrrh Records

"We Will Stand" - Myrrh Records

"How Much it Hurts" - Myrrh Records

"This Love is Strong" - Myrrh Records

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EPISODE FIVE
Release Date: September 4, 2020

Glenn Kaiser (REZ): Part 1

Blues Rock/Heavy Metal

Glenn Kaiser, along with his wife, Wendi, headed up one of the most influential and foundational Christian Rock Bands for almost 30 years. Resurrection Band quickly became the bar against what all other Christian rock bans were measured. However, unlike some artists, it was never about the music or the fame. To them, it was all about the ministry of the Gospel of Christ. This week, we get into the mind of Glenn as he talks about the music of REZ and what it meant, as well as his own testimony of converting from drug-filled hippie lifestyle to Christianity, and how that wasn't an easy transition. Join us for part one of this two-part episode!

YouTube | Facebook | Wikipedia | REZ Website

EPISODE THREE Release Date: August 21, 2020

Mike Stand (Altar Boys)

Christian Punk Rock

The Altar Boys were pioneers in the CCM Punk Rock world. When they came on the scene in 1981, their music was like nothing people had heard. In this episode, lead singer, Mike Stand, reflects back on his journey with the Altar Boys and also plays some of his hits from the day. We'll also take a look at some cuts from their 2018 release, No Substitute, which was almost 20 years in the making!

If you want to catch up with the group, you can also visit www.altarboys.net!

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EPISODE FOUR
Release Date: August 28, 2020

Jimi Ray (Age of Faith)

Rock/Pop 90s

Age of Faith burst on to the CCM scene in the late 80's and quickly began to make a name for themselves, even bumping DC Talk off the #1 slot on the chart (if only for a couple weeks) at one time. But, as quickly as they hit stardom, the band faded into obscurity within a few years. The rollercoaster of the industry, coupled with an injury, led lead man, Jimi Ray, into a long battle with opioids that nearly cost him everything, including his marriage. Now a counselor for addicts himself, Jimi shares his story with us and how God has used his addiction to make a positive impact on others' lives. Plus, we'll look back at some of the incredible music from Age of Faith.

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EPISODE ONE
Release Date: July 31, 2020

Dale Thompson (Bride)

Christian Metal

Dale Thompson, most widely known for being the frontman of the Christian metal group, Bride, is our guest in this premiere episode. From his home in New Zealand, we have a very real conversation with Dale about his music, his thoughts on the Christian Music industry, and his very controversial theology. You've never heard CCM artists interviewed like you will on this show!

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EPISODE TWO
Release Date: August 14, 2020

Michael O'Brien

Christian Pop/Contemporary

Before Michael O'Brien took the job to become the lead singer for the CCM iconic group, Newsong, he was a songwriter and back up musician for several artists. Now, he is a solo artist, with a brand new album and a powerful story of God's grace in his life. Join us as we talk with Michael about his life, career, struggles, and how God has brought him through all of it, every step of the way. Plus, Micheal will play some cuts from his new project, Crown Him! It is not to be missed!

For more information on Michael, visit his website: https://www.michaelo.org

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