Every year in July I go to a church camp called Haskell Singing School. In a nutshell, Singing School is a praise camp. We sing all week long and learn about music, especially from an a cappella standpoint. If you are curious about this place, I wrote this post a while back. Each year I write a song, and this year (as well as last year) I collaborated with my good friends Bryan Nix and Robert Nix. After I wrote the lyrics, I told Bryan that I wanted a contemporary-sounding feel, like what you would hear on the radio today. The following is what we came up with, and I’m really happy with it. Disclaimer: this was done entirely without the use of professional equipment. The credits for the following song are as follows:
- Lyrics: James Prather
- Melody: Bryan Nix
- Original a cappella arrangement: Robert Nix
- Instrumental Arrangement: Bryan Nix
- Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals: Bryan Nix.
- Percussion: Eduardo Diaz.
- Acapella version: Robert Nix (all parts).
This song is entirely rooted in scripture, so bonus points to anyone who can figure out where it’s from (there are at least 3 different places). What do you think?