Monday, March 08, 2010

Lake Yarina

I remember strolling through the warm July night, through the sun-kissed music loving crowds. I could hear these soft rhythms dancing across the Illinois corn fields. I followed the sounds to find one guy with a guitar and some speakers set up outside of this little coffee tent. I first saw Josh Garrels play at Cornerstone fest and was immediately drawn in by his amazing sound which is a melding of acoustic folk, hip-hop and something all his own. I was moved immediately by the power and authenticity of his voice and his transparent heart for God. Amidst the musical happenings as of late,I am so excited that my husband is collaborating with him! They are passing songs and beats back and forth between here and Portland and I can't wait to hear the results. He's been a favorite of mine ever since I saw him and currently I'm loving Candlenight, Break Bread and Lake Yarina. Lake Yarina is perfectly transcendent. Reef sandals used his song for a fair trade project in Uganda. Give it a listen.

Reef Uganda from Russell Brownley on Vimeo.