My father is a brilliant biology teacher, now retired. My mother
is a thoughtful student of the Bible. They will have been married
for 50 years this August. They have made records of their years of
bird-watching in a worn
Peterson Field Guide, plotting their dates and sightings
together in the margins. They took me on nature walks as a child
3 traditional Christmas songs that I recorded
and mixed on GarageBand in my kitchen for the month of December.
The artwork was pulled from a drawing made by Linda Roberts
from her collection of
Advent Doodle Drawings.
Thank you "My So-Called Soundtrack" for posting the review,
photos and set list from the Nashville show last weekend!
Read the blog post here.
TN EP - Release Date June 28, 2011
TN EP is the highly anticipated release from Derek Webb &
Sandra McCracken, following 2008’s
Ampersand EP. Featuring the stylistic juxtaposition
of two distinct singer/songwriters (and Derek Webb’s production),
Sandra will be performing with a full band at 3rd & Lindsley
to benefit the Trauma Survivors Network at Vanderbilt
hospital. Don't miss this special event. Special guests
also include Derek Webb and Handsome & Gretel.
Happy Birthday to my second record, Gypsy Flat Road! I was
remembering today when I wrote the title track on our honeymoon in
California with our little backpacker guitar. We had to lug
that guitar all over the place while we traveled (we had way
Join us on the
"Love Tells The Story"
Donald Miller, Derek Webb, & Robbie Seay
Limited engagement. Tickets
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7th -Southlake, TX -
MONDAY NOVEMBER 8th- Nacogdoges, TX -
New article by Sandra McCracken, featured in Comment
"Conversation is a form of activism."
—Marilyn Chandler McEntyre,
Caring For Words in a Culture of Lies
"As a follower of Jesus, social justice is something I am called
to do perfectly. I fail. But Jesus has accomplished social justice
September 11-17 Porter's Call is hosting a special auction to
benefit their work and support for the arts community in Nashville
see blog post
THREE special edition screenprinted journals are part of the
auction. Sandra has handwritten the lyrics for "In Feast Or Fallow"
in each book. A copy of the CD is also included in the
We have just finished the
full music charts for The Builder And The Architect
and In Feast Or Fallow! You can download the PDFs from
the webstore and print them for performance use. Special
thanks to Luke Brodine for his work on these arrangements!
We are grateful for the continued support of Nashville's own,
Music City Unsigned. Check out their
writeup about "In Feast Or Fallow"
Writing new melodies to old hymn
texts is an old idea. It has been practiced in religious
communities as far back as you can trace. There are cycles of
renewal in every facet of culture, and church music is no
exception. We are beginning to see a resurgence of hymns globally
In Feast Or Fallow: Release Date April
"I was riding down a Nebraska highway a couple
of years ago with Wendell Berry stories in my head and a new baby
in the back seat when the phrase first occurred to me:
”in feast or in fallow.”
Watching the fields go by in neat rows, I
Charles Peters for
Patrol Magazine interviews Sandra about the
upcoming hymns record, "In Feast Or Fallow." It is a first
glimpe into the making of this upcoming album (release date is yet
TBD). In it, Sandra talks about the title, influences, and
good news from heaven the angels bring,
glad tidings to the earth they sing
to us this day a child is given
to crown us with the joy of heaven
this is the Christ, our God and Lord
who in all need shall aid afford
he will himself our savior be
and from our sins will set us free
all hail, thou noble guest this morn