First off, it is an honor to me that you have my CD. It makes me happy that it is in your hands. It has been a long time coming and its been a dream of mine to have this music completed and put together. Through the love of my selfless and extremely talented friends, they have enabled this album to be the real thing. It's 7 songs of the hard and easy times in my life that I hope reflects love and a genuine heart. This is my first album, and I have excitement running through my bones! What brought this passion to record "The Presence oF Freedom", outside of my love for music, is to support my move to Australia to bring coffee, community, and love together while using it to reveal the true and authentic gospel to the country of Australia and whoever else hears this CD!
Second, we need to raise funds! Getting up and moving your life to another country for more than a year is a challenge financially. I wanted to offer this song as a way to donate to our journey to Australia without being a financial burden. The minimum is $7, but you can give whatever you'd like. Please know that all of the money from this song will go directly towards missions in Australia.
released October 8, 2011
Engineered by- Ryan Merrit & Jeremy Snyder
Produced by- Ryan Merrit, Seth Snider, and Jacob Early
Graphic Design- William Chad Widdington (williamchadwiddington.com
Mastering- Wade Starnes @ Gat3 Studios
Vocals- Seth Snider
Back-Up Vocals- Mikala Hooper, Jacob Early
Acoustic Guitar-Seth Snider (Grayson Berkowitz on “Seasons”)
Lead Electric Guitar- Grayson Berkowitz
Rhythm Electric- Jacob Early
Banjo- Phillip Wicker
Drums- Jeremy Snyder
Bass- Grayson Berkowitz
Fiddle, Lap Steel, and Baritone electric- Luke Scaggs
THESE GUYS BLESSED ME LIKE CRAZY!
Thank you Thank you Thank you, with the deepest love and honor, to my incredible family who has loved me over and over and over, my mom Bonnie, my dad Richard, and my two sisters Shannon and Casey. Thank you for always speaking life into me and my music. I also want to thank all the special people who I look up to and have believed in me and my songs, Sean Naus, Holly Long, Grayson and Tori Berkowitz, Jacob Early, Adam Wilson, Justin and Jen Reeder, Josh and Jacki Reeder, Jesse Goodwin, Chad Portner, Mikala Hooper, Wendy and Beth Whittaker, and every team of worshippers that I have played with these past 16 years. Ultimately, you all know who you are. I love you so so much and will always remember what you’ve done.
My life, my music, and my worship goes to you Papa God. The one who constantly blows my mind and has set me free, the God who loves relentlessly and never gives up. This is for you.