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 

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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:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Listen To Rich Mullins' First Album: Zion's "Behold the Man"—With Commentary By Beth Snell Lutz

As we get our second episode ready we invite you to prepare by listening with us to Rich Mullins' first album Behold the Man by his band Zion. Our episode will feature an interview with his bandmate and friend Beth Snell Lutz. Beth was generous enough to contribute an introduction to the album and a commentary on each of the songs. You can find Beth's "Rich Mullins Early Music" pages here:



So, you are invited to journey with us as we give a close listen to this little heard early Rich Mullins album.

Friday, July 7, 2017

An Update on the Be God's Project From Jimmy Abegg

Here's an update from Jimmy Abegg on the Be God's project. Joe was able to visit Jimmy and record this update himself. Jimmy's is an honest guy with integrity and he's giving us a straight a story as he can. The project is being put on hold for now, but we have big hopes he'll be able to re-group and launch the project again but in a different form:




Listen back to our previous episodes, featuring an extensive interview with Jimmy:

BONUS: Andrew Osenga and Jeremy Casella

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