Linescratching Post for the week of April 25, 2011


Vol 1 No. 9, Week of April 25, 2011

In this issue: The Return of Roxy Rawson; Alan Sparhawk talks God; Emily Hope Price goes solo; Lime Colony enters the test kitchen; Mormons clean up at a Nashville songwriting competition.

This is a quest for getting closer. After too long of a wait, Roxy Rawson is returning with new single, Fingers, out May 2nd. Check out the link for a free stream preview.

Music and the Spoken Beard. The Pearl and The Beard’s Emily Hope Price is playing a solo benefit show in Boston for an anti-vivisection group. Go and check it out, unless you’re, like, pro-vivisection. You savage. Also, she’s looking for very short film clips to score for her portfolio. Get in touch, filmmakers!

Save some for the rest of us. Mormon Songwriting and Musician Trio Doug Lowe, Kayliann Lowe, and Garon Brett have just won a collection of awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association International including the grand prize for their song “Billboard Girl.”  Kayliann walked away with the listeners choice award for her song “Let Me Cry.” Both songs are available to stream at the link. (via Mormon Times)

How do you respond to people making statements like “I thought you were too smart to be a Christian?” Alan Sparhawk gave an interview completely dedicated to his experience as a “Christian musician.” The last question is “Anything else?” Normally people just say “no” or “Buy my new album, out May 21” or “Come see us on tour.” He ends it with “Man is as God once was. God is as man can be.” Best ending to an interview. (By the way, go see them on tour and buy their new album. C’mon is excellent (feature forthcoming later this week) and they just added a mess of tour dates across the US and Europe.)

Key? Lime? I’m getting hungry. Lime Colony has posted a new demo called New Key.

E-mail me tips and news items of note.

Linescratching Post for the week of April 25, 2011

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