Tuesday, January 30, 2018

BONUS: Andrew Osenga and Jeremy Casella

Our next bonus episode features interviews with Andrew Osenga and Jeremy Casella, two artists greatly affected by Rich Mullins' work, and who are currently trying to fund their new albums on Kickstarter (see the links below). Joe was able to talk with Osenga on KHAC last fall in the lead up to the Window Rock Tribute Concert and Chris spoke to Casella a few weeks ago for PostConsumer Reports (the full interview with is available here). Please check out their Kickstarter pages and consider supporting their work:
Andrew Osenga's Kickstarter for new album The Painted Desert

Jeremy Casella's Kickstarter for new album Spirit

You can find out about more of their music and other projects here:

http://www.andrewosenga.com/
https://www.everybodypivots.com/
https://www.jeremycasella.com/


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Related Episodes:
Andrew Osenga's Interview with PostConsumer Reports
Dave Trout of UTR Media and Podcasts
Bonus: Lost Rich Mullins Interview From 1992
Ep 1: Introduction, Jimmy Abegg, and the Be God's Project 


A few of the songs used in this episode came from the Window Rock Tribute Concert. You can stream the whole concert film here:



20 Year Tribute To Rich Mullins from Little Brown Dog Productions on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

BONUS: Lost Rich Mullins Interview from 1992

A photo of Mullins the day he visited the KHAC studio. Chuck Harper is on the bottom middle.



To start the new year we have a very special bonus episode featuring a lost interview of Rich Mullins from 1992. A tape was recently discovered at KHAC radio (where Joe works) that contains an interview Mullins did with Chuck Harper (of Western Indian Ministries and Christ For Native Youth) a few years before Mullins moved out to the Navajo nation to do ministry work. In their conversation you can hear the seeds of the idea for moving to Window Rock as well as a brilliant observation from Mullins about the Window Rock itself as a metaphor for the love of God. The interview originally aired on KHAC but since then has not been heard except for a few snippets.

On top of this, the episode features an interview with filmmaker Larry Handley of Little Brown Dog Productions who filmed and edited the concert film of the 20th Anniversary Window Rock Tribute Concert, which you can stream below or watch on Vimeo.

 You can stream the episode above, or subscribe on itunes  Google Play  Tunein Radio  or  Stitcher. Please write us a brief review and give us a great rating!




20 Year Tribute To Rich Mullins from Little Brown Dog Productions on Vimeo.
Ep 1: Introduction, Jimmy Abegg, and the Be God's Project 

Monday, October 30, 2017

BONUS: Mark Robertson of Prayer Flags and The Ragamuffin Band

Bassist, song-writer, and producer Mark Robertson is a legend as far as we are concerned here at Between the Songs. Not only was he a member of Rich Mullins' Ragamuffin Band and the lead singer of This Train, but he also recorded the Canticle of the Plains and Mitch McVickers' first solo album. Finally, we invite you to even try to keep up with all the various acts he has played with over the years (Legendary Shack Shakers, The Eskimo Brothers, Altar Boys, Derek Hoke, and more...). Robertson has just released an album with his new band Prayer Flags and so we decided to take the opportunity to talk about the new music, his long history in the music business, and his time with Mullins. Although today's bonus episode features some of his reflections on Mullins a majority of that section of our interview will air on future episode of Between the Songs.

Prayer Flags Links:

Purchase, download, or stream Prayer Flags' debut album
Connect with the band on Facebook







Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BONUS: Matt Walden with the St. Rich Beard Oil story and the Andrew Peterson Liturgy Legacy Tribute Concert

Concert photos courteous of the illustrious Bob Boyd.

This bonus episode features an interview with Matt Walden, the creator, maker, and perpetrator of St. Rich Beard Oil. Not only do we get into the beard oil origin story, but Matt also gives an extensive account of his weekend in Nashville where he attended the Andrew Peterson A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band tribute concert, as well as a party with a number of Mullins' old friends. Finally, the episode features the full version of Chris' St. Rich Beard Oil advertisement. Essentially, Chris performs Matt Walden's story and explanation of this wonderful product he birthed into existence which you can now smother all over your face-tendrils. You can stream the episode below, but first here are some relevant links that came up in the episode:
They sold out at the Ryman!
Where to purchase St. Rich Beard Oil 
http://scottericksonart.com/ (artist who painted the beard oil art)
Bob Boyd's extensive photography from the Liturgy/Legacy Tribute Concert


You can stream the episode above, or subscribe on itunes  Google Play  Tunein Radio  or  Stitcher. Please write us a brief review and give us a great rating!

Previous Episodes:
Ep 3: The Window Rock Tribute Concert Q&A
BONUS: Eric Hauck Interview and Supporting the Window Rock Tribute
BONUS: Andrew Greer on the New Rich Mullins Book and an Escape to the Lake Recap
Nothing comes in between a man and his beard.
Ep 2: Zion's Behold the Man with Beth Snell Lutz

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ep 3: Window Rock Tribute Q&A With a Message From David Mullins

Episode 3, released on the 20th Anniversary of Rich Mullins' death, features a Q&A recorded live at the Window Rock Tribute Concert (September 16, 2017), and features David Mullins, Mitch McVicker, Beth Snell Lutz, Andrew Osenga, and Chuck Harper. Though only a half hour long, Joe and Chris' discussion features a candid look at Mullins' life, especially from David and Mitch.

Then, we were so moved by David Mullins' talk during the concert we decided to include it as well. The tribute concert was a night of beauty, celebrating Rich Mullins' music and life, but his brother David's talk was a challenge to us all. Looking at the life of Jesus, Rich, and his own, David asked the question: "How do you live a life of impact?" It's a talk filled with unexpected twists and turns as well as acerbic humor.

itunes  Google Play  Tunein Radio  or  Stitcher





Here is a brief montage of the Tribute. A full release should be coming in the future.
Rich Mullins 20 Year Tribute from Little Brown Dog Productions on Vimeo.

Monday, September 11, 2017

BONUS: Supporting the Window Rock Concert and Interview With Eric Hauck

Our next bonus episode features an in depth interview with musician and pastor Eric Hauck that Joe did on KHAC radio. Eric toured with Mullins as part of the Ragamuffin Band and was also a member of the Kid Brothers of St. Frank. This episode also features an interview Joe did with Chris about the upcoming Window Rock Tribute Concert, at which Eric will also be performing and be taking part in a pre-concert recorded Q&A for the podcast. The interview goes into what it was like to be a Kid Brother of St. Frank as well as a beautiful story surrounding one of Mullins' final songs, the gorgeous "Madeline's Song."

We would also like to ask our podcast listeners to seriously consider making a financial contribution to the Window Rock event in order to help Joe cover costs. He is bringing in a number of performers, including Mullins' brother David, and with that come travel and hotel expenses. On top of that, there are lighting, sound, and other rental expenses. You can visit our GoFund Me page, or our "support" page:


You can stream the episode below or subcribe on 

itunes  Google Play  Tunein Radio  or  Stitcher



You can listen to Eric sing "Madeline's Song" both with Rich Mullins and his own band here:



Finally, you can listen to Joe's interview with Michael Tait and the Newsboys here:



Previous Episodes:
BONUS: Andrew Greer on the New Rich Mullins Book and an Escape to the Lake Recap

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BONUS: Andrew Greer Interview On New Mullins Book and a Recap of the Escape to the Lake Tribute Concert

Chris had the opportunity to attend UTR Media's 2017 Escape to the Lake music festival and retreat in Cedar Lake, Indiana. This bonus episode of Between the Songs features an exclusive interview with Andrew Greer, the author of the new book on Rich Mullins Winds of Heaven Stuff of Earth: Spiritual Conversation Inspired by the Life & Lyrics of Rich Mullins. Their talk goes in depth about how the book came together (which features numerous reflections from those who knew Mullins or were inspired by him) as well as about the Mullins tribute album Greer is going to start working on with UTR's Dave Trout, Andrew Osenga, Andrew Peterson, and Reed Arvin (yes, you read that last one correctly!). This bonus also features Chris' recap of Escape to the Lake, the wonderful Mullins tribute concert that took place there, and how he got to hang out with Jimmy Abegg, Ben Pearson, and The Mosleys.

You can pre-order the book (and receive some great extras) by visiting it's official website:

Finally, Joe and Chris were able to share more about the Window Rock tribute concert that will be taking place on September 16. We would love to see you all there. If you want more info on the event or would like to financially support it, please visit our page: 

You can stream the episode below or subcribe on 
itunes  Google Play  Tunein Radio  or  Stitcher


Previous Episodes:





Thursday, August 3, 2017

Important Rich Mullins Links


In case you missed some of the Rich Mullins focused websites we mentioned during our 2nd episode on the Zion album, we wanted to provide them for you now.

Here is the Rich Mullins timeline: 

http://www.audiori.net/richmullins/








Here is Calling Out Your Name: 
https://www.kidbrothers.net/





Here is Joe's interview with Aaron Smith (drummer of the Ragamuffin Band), where Joe gets to share his story of getting into radio and working for Western Indian Ministries:
http://entertalkradio.com/intersect/joe-cook/










Here is where you can give to the Window Rock Tribute Concert in September.





Here is Beth Snell Lutz's "Rich Mullins Early Music" Youtube page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/elilutz






Here is where you can buy St. Rich Beard Oil: 
http://www.betweenthesongspodcast.com/p/st-richs-beard-oil.html

You can stream episode 2 below or subcribe on 
itunes  Google Play  Tunein Radio  or  Stitcher




And don't forget to listen to our previous episodes. Please share them and get the word out about the podcast!

BONUS: An Inside Look at the Lost LeSEA Footage With Andrew Montonera

Ep 1: Introduction, Jimmy Abegg, and the Be God's Project

Monday, July 31, 2017

Ep2: Zion's Behold the Man with Beth Snell Lutz

Episode 2 of Rich Mullins: Between the Songs features an in depth look at Rich Mullins' first independent album with his band and ministry Zion. Behold the Man was only ever released independently in 1981, but was kept alive through various bootleg tapes or vinyl copies if you could find them. Joe has put the album up on the Ragamuffin Archive though, so now we can all listen to it. The episode also features an extensive interview with Beth Snell Lutz, Mullins' bandmate and friend. She offers a rare peek into Mullins' early years in Cincinnati leading up to how he found his way into the recording industry in Nashville.

Please check out our previous article so you can listen through the album and read through Beth's commentary on the songs. As always, the episode features Joe and Chris' commentary on the album as well as updates on the various Rich Mullins tributes going on this year. On top of everything else are excited to announce our first "sponsor" of the podcast, St. Rich Beard Oil, which you should most definitely check out here. And finally, Joe's 20th Anniversary Tribute Concert in Window Rock is really coming together, but the event needs patrons and sponsors. Please check out our page for how you can help fund this important event, which will feature David Mullins, Jimmy Abegg, Mitch McVicker, and Eric Hauck.

You can stream the episode below or subcribe on 

itunes  Google Play  Tunein Radio  or  Stitcher

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Update on the LeSEA footage from Andrew Montonera


We have some good news from Andrew Montonera on the "lost" LeSEA footage. Long story short: it has been digitized and will hopefully see the light of day some time in the future. You can read more info at change.org.

Sadly though, there is no update on the whereabouts of Mullins' legendary red patterned sweater from the LeSEA footage. It has possibly been lost forever and thus will never be sold at auction for the potential millions+ dollars it deserves...

You can listen to our previous episodes here:

Monday, July 17, 2017

Vinyl Preview: Rich Mullins and Zion's "Praise to the Lord"

You can expect our 2nd episode to drop some time this week. It features an in depth interview with Beth Snell Lutz, who was in Mullins' band and ministry Zion. She was one of the primary vocalists in the group. 

Please allow us to entice you with this little snippet from the Zion's Behold the Man album. It's the first minute and a half of "Praise to the Lord", the original version of "Sing Your Praise to the Lord" that Amy Grant made famous. 

You can check out our previous article featuring a written commentary from Beth on the songs from the album and Youtube videos of each song so you can listen along:

Also remember to check out Beth's own Youtube page featuring numerous early Rich Mullins songs.

Here are our previous episodes:

BONUS: Andrew Osenga and Jeremy Casella

Our next bonus episode features interviews with Andrew Osenga and Jeremy Casella, two artists greatly affected by Rich Mullins' work, ...