I have been inspired by BooMama’s
obessesion love of Monk & Neagle to start a new weekly post called (drumroll, please) Music Mondays (oh so very inventive). Most of the music I pass on to you will be Christian in nature cause that is mainly what we listen to around here, but occasionally if something else inspires me, I will pass it on too.
My goal here is to expose some really great Christian music that may not be in the mainstream. I had grown very frustrated with the Christian music scene because everything was sounding alike and it didn’t represent my taste in music. Now there are so many great artists out there that tuning into Christian music is nearly like listening to secular radio except I don’t have to worry about what my girls are hearing and I get to be uplifted at the same time. That being said, these are just artists who inspire me and my taste may not be everyones (Courtney).
This brings me to my first highlighted artist. She gets to be first because she was so instrumental in bringing me back to God after a period of spiritual drift. I was flipping through radio stations about 8 years ago and came across this song and immediately loved it. I didn’t even realize right away that I had landed on a Christian station. After hearing one song, I literally stopped at a the next Christian music store I could find and bought it. I was not disappointed.
Jennifer Knapp’s Kansas is one of the most powerful CD’s I have ever listened to. I think she writes amazingly raw lyrics and is so relatable in her honest struggles with God. Her music has kind of a rock and folk feel. I would liken her music to Sarah McLaughlin, but with more of a rock, guitar feel (OK, so a music critic I am not). My personal favorites on this album is Martyrs and Thieves and Hold Me. Sadly, Knapp has fallen off the radar of the Christian music scene, but I think this album is a great find. Check out Undo Me below.