Monday, May 27, 2013

Gospel Music From a Video Game: Bioshock Infinite

I've been playing a lot of video games as of late. I mean you have to do something to pass that time, right?  Well the game that I have been playing lately has a lot of wonderful music in it.  The game is called Bioshock: Infinite, and if you like video games you will love this one.  And of course you love music, or you would not be reading this blog.

Here is a wonderful old gospel song that I love, and that fits this game so well. This is Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper the voice actors for the main characters of the game.  They are performing the original version of "Will The Circle be Unbroken".  It is just wonderful.

Here is a slower version.

Notes from YouTube:

Courtnee Draper - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Lyrics)
Bioshock Infinite

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
Is a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky?

There are loved ones in the glory
Whose dear forms you often miss.
When you close your earthly story,
Will you join them in their bliss?


In the joyous days of childhood
Oft they told of wondrous love
Pointed to the dying Saviour;
Now they dwell with Him above.


You remember songs of heaven
Which you sang with childish voice.
Do you love the hymns they taught you,
Or are songs of earth your choice?


You can picture happy gath'rings
Round the fireside long ago,
And you think of tearful partings
When they left you here below.


One by one their seats were emptied.
One by one they went away.
Now the family is parted.
Will it be complete one day?


Saturday, May 11, 2013

James Cotton on NPR with KebMo

Check out this interview on NPR with James Cotton. KebMo is also featured on a couple of the new tracks on Mr. Cotton's new album "Cotton Mouth".

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

San Diego Celebrates Bluegrass |

San Diego Celebrates Bluegrass | <<< This looks interesting if you are in the San Diego area and like bluegrass music.

Gary Clark Jr. Doing Some Acoustic Guitar on NPR

Check out Mr. Clark doing some of his music, "Blak and Blu" and "Bright Lights", on acoustic guitar @ NPR Music. Really cool to hear him get back to his roots.