Album out on October 18th, 2019.
An international collective of troubadours, poets, rebels, provocateurs, sages, and activists on the trail of the ancient Bible sayings known as ‘the beatitudes.
In this wild world, a growing number of us have begun to wonder if the beatitudes might contain the keys to our liberation. These ancient sayings, spoken by Jesus, offer a nine-statement manifesto for new world order. A counter cultural narrative for our times. A welcome, not a weapon, tender not toxic, inviting not divisive. A call for a tribe of people to live life ‘nine beats to the bar’. In them, we hear the whispers of another world, the invitation to a path of recovery – whatever your story, whatever your struggle, wherever you find yourself.
Across 3 continents, a group of world class musicians, songwriters, artists, theologians, creatives, activists, and storytellers has collaborated on ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’ – a concept album of music, spoken word, and soundscape that searches for the essence of the ‘nine beats’ of the beatitudes.
Nine Beats to the Bar is a haunting. A cry. A new beat.
An eclectic soundscape of R&B, soul, rock/pop, acoustic threads, classical, jazz/ funk, African vibes, and a hint of gospel. NINE BEATS is a collaboration of world class musicians, artists, and songwriters exploring the ancient wisdom of the beatitudes. Available on digital, heavyweight vinyl, and CD.