I’m happy to be returning for the fourth time to Warrensburg to visit with my friends Pastor Joel Kurz and the Congregation at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. This listing mainly highlights the Afternoon Concert but please note that I’ll also be singing at the 10:30 a.m. Morning Service. I love coming here! Please join us in the afternoon and, if not committed elsewhere, in the morning. You’re most welcome.
From the Harvest OC Musicians Network Facebook Page:
This month’s Musician’s Network will feature a special evening devoted to songwriting with two of the finest songwriters anywhere: Bob Bennett and Madi Cunningham. This is a rare opportunity to hear from such talented people in an informal interview setting. This is coming up on Monday, April 24th at 7 PM at Harvest OC in the Youth Room upstairs. Bill Batstone and Tim Nienhuis will be leading this Q and A time with Bob and Madi. We will talk about how to write songs, inspiration for songs, performance, some techniques, plenty of expert advice. Bob and Madi are both amazing guitar players and singers and recording artists. Come out and enjoy this special evening!
My good pal Bill Batstone asked me to be a part of this evening. I’ll be meeting Madison Cunningham for the first time. Obviously, I’ll be holding down the “musical geezer” part of the discussion. I expect it might not be “all talk” with some music involved, but I’m not precisely sure what arc the evening will take. We’ll all find out together. Songwriting is a lifelong passion and I have a particular burden for encouraging artists of any discipline who, for whatever reasons, find themselves in the orbit of the Church. By the way, this event is open to all … even if you’re not a musician or songwriter. So, if interested in the goings-on, please come on out.
For many years, my friend Carl Kikerpill has led a team of dedicated people to host “Free to Love Again” Divorce Recovery Workshops. This year marks their Ten Year Anniversary of presenting these events. Although my memory could be incorrect, I think this is the fourth time I’ll be singing at a Workshop. This time it’s after the Workshop itself for an Evening Concert that is preceded by a Dinner at 6:00 p.m. The event is open to all, but if you’re not a Conference Registrant (see the link for that), it might be good manners to simply pop Carl an email if you’re turning up for the Dinner. If interested in the Concert portion only, then just come ahead with no notice necessary. I’ve termed my contribution a Divorce Recovery Concert because, although I’ll likely do a variety of songs, I will concentrate on songs relevant to the Workshop theme: “Lord of the Past”, “Man of the Tombs”, “No Such Thing as Divorce”, “Here on Bright Avenue”, “Our Codependent Love” (for a little necessary comic relief), “Angels Around Your Bed”, etc. Of course “Divorce Recovery” does not have to be a part of your resumé, but I wanted there to be truth-in-advertising for the emphasis of my set that night. I hope you can join us! PLEASE NOTE: If you’re interested in attending the Thu-Fri-Sat Workshop, be sure to check out the links provided for “Free to Love Again” and the Workshop Registration Page.
Folks, this is the dream of a lifetime that will, God willing, finally happen. I’ve created a dedicated webpage on this site for this trip. Click HERE to read all about it. As of this writing (on March 6, 2017), there are a few spots left. We’d love to have you with us.