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Oh Blessed from Stu G and Anthony Skinner is the first song from The Beatitudes Project.
Set for release in early 2017, The Beatitudes Project— a book: Words From the Hill (An Invitation to the Unexpected) from NavPress, an album: Beatitudes with The Fuel Music, and a documentary film currently in the works—reveals a wide world of connected stories: real people from all faiths and walks of life who embody mercy, poverty, meekness, the hungry and thirsty, the peacemakers, the mourners, and the pure in heart—as seen, heard and experienced through a 21st Century lens.
Over a decade in the making, the project is the culmination of Stu Garrard’s (Stu G, best known as songwriter/guitarist for the British band Delirious?) excavation of these “blessings at the bottom of life.” For the album, he explored in community with like-minded artists across a wide swath in the musical landscape. Celebrated artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Martin Smith join singer/songwriters like Matt Maher, Audrey Assad, John Mark McMillan, Joel Houston and Amanda Cook and innovators like Propaganda, All Sons & Daughters, Terrian Bass and The Brilliance. Together they have unearthed these words of Jesus in unforgettable, unexpected ways.
The Beatitudes Project is a reset button in a world plagued with violence and division. These surprising Jesus announcements on that hillside where Jews, Greeks, Romans and people of all ethnicities were gathered have never been more relevant… or more important. Stu says, “if the blessing is presence—God is on your side—then the invitation is to be present, to yourself, to your neighbor and to those we see as the other.”
You can also read a sample chapter of the book Words From The Hill here: http://smarturl.it/wordsfromthehill
Oh Blessed by Stu G and Anthony Skinner
Produced by Stu G and Paul Moak
Mixed by Shane D Wilson at St Izzy's of the East
Recorded at The Smoakstack Nashville by Paul Moak and the Smoakstack staff Devin Vaughan, Brendan St. Gelais, Zack Zinck
Artwork by Cory Basil and Jimmy Abegg
Stu G - Dobro Vocals
Anthony Skinner - Acoustic Guitar Vocals
Paul Moak - Pedal Steel
Steve Hindalong - Drums Percussion
Jacob Lowery - Bass
Matt Stanfield - Piano Organ
Jimmy Abegg - Electric Guitar
Bgvs by The McCrary Sisters -Regina McCrary, Ann McCrary, Alfreda McCrary Lee
Additional Bgvs - Stu, Anthony, Paul, Steve, Jacob, Matt, Jimmy