The term worship music seems to diminish the word worship and make the word music more important.” – Crowder
A conversation with David Crowder is equal parts hilarious and educational. Busy in the middle of his American Prodigal tour, David called in from his tour bus out west to discuss…well, lots of stuff. We talk about creativity, coloring books, what we can learn from EDM & bluegrass, the new album, and more.
By the way, his new record is straight fire. I love it. Do yourself a favor and go listen to “Back to the Garden” now. Insane.
And enjoy this chat!
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In this Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- Coloring books for adults
- Weird gifts
- Doug, the tool man with more swagger than you can imagine.
- The importance of having great people around you to challenge you.
- The story behind the first song Crowder wrote.
- When David new he wanted to do music full time.
- Why David doesn’t feel his music is adventurous.
- What it means to be a curator of creativity.
- Why Crowder utilizes lots of different instruments, sounds, and lots of tracks on his records.
- The difference between Neon Steeple & American Prodigal.
- What the genres of EDM & bluegrass contribute to corporate worship.
- The banjo being an African instrument.
- How David feels about the term worship music and what he prefers instead.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Show Sponsor: Chordmatic
- Music: American Prodigal by Crowder
- Music: All I Can Say by David Crowder
- Music: Neon Steeple by Crowder
- Movie: Cool Runnings on VHS
- Book: Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die by David Crowder & Mike Hogan
- Book: Flatland by Edwin Abbott
- Twitter: @crowdermusic
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