What’s more, he dedicates a portion of the income he does receive to charities such as World Relief in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He seems to connect with his listeners. Garrels is playing a sold-out concert at Portland’s historic Alberta Rose Theatre. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. But Josh Garrels is used to doing things his own way.
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He’s been courted repeatedly by what’s known as CCM — the contemporary Christian music industry — and he always declines. It’s a business model that many musicians say won’t work.
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Garrls the former pop-culture editor at Christianity Today and a fan of Garrels’ music. He seems to connect with his listeners. I can have them all wzr the same rotation in my music and not consider myself an apostate or a heretic or anything like that. The album is a lyrical, haunting exploration of what it means to be a Christian. And I just love the fact that his sound is fresh and new and just deep.
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They not only tap their feet; they nod their heads in agreement. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Ans 66 minutes, Garrels mentions Jesus exactly once. In his music, Josh Garrels says, he tries to “peel back layers” of what it means to be a Christian.
He’s sitting on a stool wearing a white skullcap, a work shirt and work boots and resting a Gibson guitar on his knee. Neither does Mark Moring. December 26, 2: Facebook Ans Flipboard Email. There’s an inside joke among some who sneer at contemporary Christian music: In all, he says he’s given awaydownloads.
Garrels, a year-old former skate punk who says he sold drugs in high school, lives in Portland, Ore. And he does it with more depth and more poetry. One of them is Luana Wilson, a stay-at-home mom from Vancouver, Wash. As an independent, Garrels has built his fan base in a way that may seem counterintuitive. But Josh Garrels is used to wsr things his own way.
Garrels is playing a sold-out concert at Portland’s historic Alberta Rose Theatre. Heard on Morning Edition. Does that make sense? His music has earned him an adoring following. He says he’s comfortable performing on both sides of the sacred-secular divide: One night, the youth ministers are clapping; the next night, the bartenders are giving him high-fives. In the lobby after the show, fans line up to buy a CD or shake Garrels’ hand.
Love & War & The Sea In Between
What’s more, he dedicates a portion of the income he does receive to charities such as World Relief in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While the venue is decidedly secular — his fans are sipping craft beer — Garrels does a little preaching toward the end of his set. As the thinking goes, the people who get freebies will buy his earlier albums tbe his next album, and they’ll wait for him to come to their town to play.