CCF Episode Eighteen: Christianity and the Arts (Part One)


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In this episode, Billy and JD sit down to discuss music as entertainment and how Christians relate to it. Featuring music from Conor Oberst, Pearl Jam, Muddy Waters, Prophets and Outlaws, Stephen the Levite, and Switchfoot.

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5 thoughts on “CCF Episode Eighteen: Christianity and the Arts (Part One)

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  2. Enjoyed the show, guys. I must point out that if Neil Young is the godfather of Americana, then the godfather of Americana is Canadian 🙂

    I would also point to The Band. I honestly think they did more than any other band to revive interest in Americana in American popular music, especially with Music From Big Pink. That album just blew people away. It’s a shame more people don’t know about The Band. But–so revolutionary. I think I read somewhere that Eric Clapton would play that album over and over again.

    They also win audacity points, for opening one of their songs at Woodstock with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor–and still making it rock (Chest Fever was the song). And for having an album insert like this: http://www.jmeshel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/mfbp_lp_inner_04.jpg

    Oh, and they were all Canadian, except for one Suthern’r for good measure (and quite a good measure Levon was).

    I’m just saying. Some day I will forgive you for not mentioning The Band. But not yet.

    • I suppose we all have different experiences that lead us to different tastes, and I suppose we could forgive Neil Young for being Canadian. And who needs to make Bach rock? Bach already rocks, my Canuck friend.

      • And perhaps one day we’ll forgive Canada for Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, K.D. Lang, Our Lady Peace, Barenaked Ladies, and all their other crimes against humanity one day. 🙂

  3. Another band which contributed much to Americana in popular music, is The Grateful Dead. They also were revolutionary in bringing Americana to American popular music. Sadly, not Canadian though.

    Those who think they just didn’t trippy psychdelic stuff must have not listened to anything they did in the early 70’s. I would say American Beauty and Workingman’s Dead, as albums burst Americana onto the scene more powerfully than almost any other album ‘xcept Music From Big Pink.

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