Friday, June 16, 2017

Bonus: An Inside Look at the Lost Rich Mullins LeSEA Tapes With Andrew Montonera

As a bonus episode to listeners, we wanted to share with you about Andrew Montonera's attempt to get LeSEA broadcasting to release hours and hours of "lost" or unreleased footage of Rich Mullins. He even went so far as to create a petition to get the footage released, which you can still sign here: LeSEA Broadcasting Petition. These tapes can essentially be considered "lost" because they've been sitting on a shelf for 20 years, untouched and unreleased. A good deal of the footage appeared on the Here in America CD/DVD album. That release contained a Live at Studio B concert with Mullins and the Ragamuffins, as well as segments from a two day seminar Mullins and Beaker gave. 

But Andrew knew most of the footage has never been seen by more than a handful of people and decided to pursue finding a way for it to get released. In a surprising blessing, the management at LeSEA decided to allow Andrew to come to their studio for a private viewing. In this bonus episode Andrew goes over what he saw at his time at LeSEA (including what songs he heard) as well as his guesses as to how this footage might eventually be released. (check below for screenshots of the LeSEA footage, as well as videos of songs by the Ragamuffins, all the LeSEA footage that we currently have.)

UPDATE: You can find an update from Andrew about what is being done with the footage here

You can stream the episode below or listen on 
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In case you missed it, here is Episode 1: Introduction, Jimmy Abegg, and the Be God's Project

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Music of Jimmy Abegg

In our first episode we let you all know how amazing we thought Jimmy Abegg was at guitar and songwriting. But then we realized many of you may not even know what we mean. In order to remedy a lack of Jimmy A's music in your life we put together a list of much of his work. Below are various videos of Jimmy playing and links to where you can stream his solo albums and his albums with the band Vector. Also included are his times with Mullins and the Ragamuffins, with Charlie Peacock and Vince Ebo, and with Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil. Let's hope Jimmy is able to put out more music in the future!

You can stream the first episode of Between the Songs below or listen and subscribe on: 
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Friday, June 2, 2017

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

Our inaugural episode features an introduction to the series: we go over the order of each episode and why Rich Mullins is still an important artist 20 years after his death. The centerpiece of the episode is an interview with the legendary Jimmy Abegg, a musician, artist, and member of Mullins' Ragamuffin Band, who is working on an ambitious tribute project about Mullins. We wrap up by featuring a breakdown of some of the Mullins tribute projects and events going on in 2017. 

You can find out more about Jimmy's art at: and you can pre-order Be God’s: A Celebration of Rich Mullins on Pledgemusic:

You can stream the episode below or listen on 
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(And look at the bottom for more links and articles about Jimmy, the Be God's project, and other events/projects that came up in the episode.)

Also make sure to check out our bonus episode here:
An Inside Look at the Lost Rich Mullins LeSEA Tapes with Andrew Montonera

Andrew Haines on Covering Mullins and Having Mitch McVicker Sing on His Album

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