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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.

Never One Thing - Annie Patterson Rises Again (11/21/2020)

Description Excerpts
She's never just one (musical) thing. As the co-creator of the immensely popular group-singing songbook, Rise Up Singing, and its sequel, Rise Again, Annie Patterson has one foot securely rooted in the folk music world. Annie must have several feet, because she also has feet well-planted in diverse musical genres, like blues, swing, and jazz. With a strong, versatile, beautiful voice, and guitar & banjo skills to match, Annie brings great music wherever she goes, among those places, performing with Girls From Mars.  
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Methodist, Quaker

All music performed by Annie Patterson, performed with and written by others as noted below:
Never Make Your Move Too Soon - by Will Jennings & Nesbert "Stix" Hooper, from Make Your Move
Lose Again - by Karla Bonoff - from Fearless, duet CD with Mary Witt (a member of the O-Tones)
Never One Thing - by May Erlewine - from Fearless, duet CD with Mary Witt (a member of the O-Tones)
Shuttle and Loom - Si Kahn - from Step by Step, performed with Charlie King
Step By Step - Pete Seeger - from Step by Step, performed with Charlie King
Orphan Girl - Gillian Welch - from Fearless, duet CD with Mary Witt (a member of the O-Tones)
Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb & Charlotte Höglund - from Step by Step, performed with Charlie King


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BONUS: Girls From Mars Name
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BONUS: Curing Ballots
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BONUS: Blessings of Singing - Even by a Tone-deaf Father
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BONUS: Triggering Religious Language & Beliefs