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Song Of The Soul
Song of the Soul invites you to a soul-level encounter. Music has the ability to proclaim the soul's language beyond what mere words can speak. That's what we seek as we invite our guests to share their Song of the Soul. You will hear the music that has charted the steps of their spiritual journey, that has provided a touchstone in the soul's dark night, and sung the hearts awe and joy when come to the Light. As you listen to Song of the Soul, you are both witness and companion to our guest's spiritual path and sacred testimony.

Song of the Soul guests provide about 25 minutes of the music that speaks of their spiritual path, beliefs or journey, and Mark Helpsmeet explores with them the relevance and meaning of this music to their experience. Some guests are musicians, perhaps sharing their own music, but most guests are simply sharing music they've been impacted by, written and performed by others.

The theme song for this program is by Cris Williamson and is called Song of the Soul. Please check out the wealth of great music Cris has gifted to the world.
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2/29/2020  

Heaven in Boston - Terry Kitchen

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Atheist, Catholic, Lutheran, Non-affiliated
 
Terry Kitchen has been making fine folk music since 1991, mostly solo, after his initial career as a rock star with Loose Ties. Terry's songs mostly emerge from the deep, introspective places, accompanied by beautiful acoustic guitar work. Terry hasn't always been Terry, because once he was Max, as you'll hear during our conversation. Occasionally you'll find him on stage with other folks, like the wonderful Mara Levine, but today he joins us solo, from Boston.  [ More... ]    [ Excerpts ]

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2/22/2020  

Music Collage of Early 2019  
A collage of song & interview from first quarter 2019! Some of the rich tapestry of Song of the Soul leading up to 2019's spring weather, from the guests who graced our airwaves at that time, and which can hopefully inspire us through our own determined progress out of winter. Guests snapshots include: Stuart Stotts, Wendy Martin, Lou & Peter Berryman, Ali Handal, Xanthe Alexis, Katy Vernon, & Jennifer Levenhagen.  [ More... ]   

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2/15/2020  

Angel Wings & Peter Pan

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Non-affiliated
 
Terry Holder came to her career as a musician & performer relatively late in life, but the pay-off is well worth the wait. She writes songs of great emotional depth and they come to life through her evocative voice and beautiful instrumentation. She’s well and widely-loved, including at the Kerrville Festival in Texas where she has been selected 4 times as a Kerrville New Folk Finalist.  [ More... ]   

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2/8/2020  

Heavenly Honky Tonkin' Bar

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Episcopalian, Non-affiliated
 
Patrice Webb brings music flavored with folk, swing, country, & the blues, marinaded in sunshine with a side of 4-footed critters. Influenced by music from pre-rock USA, Patrice's music is western in it's heart, while her voice & words are heavenly & Earthy all at once. At home in Sandpoint, Idaho, or at music festivals she'll teach you Western Swing Guitar, Finger Style Blues, as well as the tunes of the 1920s and 30s.  [ More... ]   

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2/1/2020  

Light Hands, Feet of Clay (Street) - Richard Wiegel

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Catholic, Non-affiliated
 
Richard Wiegel has spent a full lifetime earning a living through making music, which might be the dream, but seldom the actuality of the dreams of a small-town boy. Roots rock is his central thing, although sometimes his style of music might be called Americana, and he can definitely throw in a ragtime and a blues and all kinds of country. Though he's often a solo act, a fair amount of his music was recorded with a group called The Midwesterners. He's a talented guy, been with a couple dozen bands, out-lived them all!  [ More... ]    [ Excerpts ]

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