In existence since 1976!
Winners of the September 2015 Akademia Award for Best EP, Contemporary Christian.
On the very first Top Ten Countdown for Catholic Music on Adoration Radio; achieved #1 on that Countdown.
One song, "Peter the Rock", was presented to John Paul II by Ambassador Raymond Flynn.
The Platinum Auddy Songwriting Award from uplaya.com was given to "Love's in a Name".
Living Waters was Nominated as "Best Rock Artist" for the 2014 Artists in Music Awards for "Booze Blues Cruise".
Water words doing in here? Obviously, that often present word, "flow" is included in the title! Here are some of the other 'water' references found in our newest album:
1. Booze Blues Cruise
(First, there are wave and wind sounds at very end if you listen closely!)
The whole song concerns a figurative ship in a bottle
"Let the Spir-it come in, let it blow a-way
Let it wash me in the seasLet my ship out of this bot-tle With a gen-tle warm-ing windLet the wind in my sails, let it blow a-way Let me be born a-gain" [Sailing references remind us of our previous "Rock and Boat (Boat of Peter)"]
2. Take Me
"So, steady ahead & we will get to end, & we will catch eternity"
(This is a sailing term, that connects to the previous song). It is about going home, which makes us think of St. Therese of Lisieux's "The world is thy ship and not thy home".
3. Home is Where the Heart Is
"A tear rolls down my cheek as I lay dying" This continues the FLOW of the home theme from "Take Me".
Rain and flowing water sounds begin and end the track!
"You were born in blood & pain
my blood fell like rain from the Altar of my Love."
This connects to the sounds from the previous song! The Blood & Water referred to in John 19 and the First Letter of John point to Baptism & Eucharist.
11. Tell the Whole WorldLots of WIND in this one, which reminds us of Booze Blues Cruise, though water is not mentioned directly. Pentecost, though dominated by fire & wind, ends with the Baptism of thousands.
12. City of Joy (Reprise)
"There is a place to go where joy will OVERFLOW" This song connects back to "City of Joy" in both "Refresh" and "The Joy".
And our cover is the Falls of Songs, which resemble our Refresh waterfall, the flowing stream of "Alive Again", and Niagara Falls on "The Joy".
Written on March 19, 2017, Living Waters Sunday when the Gospel is John 4.
There is a LOT of thematic AND sonic flow in our new album, "Still Flowing"! We've noted some things already in recent posts. This album brings up a lot of the transitory difficult things we face in this life: the death of loved ones, the trap of sinful or addictive behavior and loneliness, and so on. And, yet, because of the Lord's Mercy from the Cross, precisely in these things we can hear the echo of "forever", the scent of heavenly incense. Listen to "Stay" (which Mike had thought of calling "Forever in Love"), and, then, "Forever". Married covenant love, and all its struggles, leads us to Calvary and....FOREVER! Listen to one and then the other, and find out what you hear and see.