It is time to add some great music to this blog. I wanted to share some of the music that I find most inspiring. I am blessed to have a musician in my family–my brother Mike is a talented performer who plays guitar, bass, mandolin, and harmonica. He is in a number of bands, but Eddie From Ohio (EFO) is the band that is one of the most inspiring. They play a variety of styles of music with some being religious, but many are secular and they have been touring the United States since 1991. Eddie From Ohio is also a very charitable band and they have helped many with their music and deeds.
One of my favorite songs is called Great Day written by EFO singer Julie Murphy Wells. Julie has been involved with raising awareness of diabetes and breast cancer due to her personal experiences–link to article below. Following is from the Philadelphia Folk Festival:
EFO member, Robbie Shaefer, wrote a beautiful song about Jerusalem after a visit to the Holy Land. I think about this song often and pray for peace in this time of turmoil in the Jerusalem. Robbie also has a wonderful charity called One Voice to help children in Africa with music with a link below. Here is a live performance of Jerusalem by EFO from Evanston, Illinois:
Here is a great song called Walk Humbly Son by Eddie from Ohio written by my brother. It was used as a song of remembrance during the Virginia Tech Tragedy–April 16, 2007.
I do love good gospel music and just wanted to add a couple of my favorites, including Oh Happy Day by Edwin Hawkins:
A great gospel song called Souled Out by Rev. Hezekiah Walker:
Here’s a rockin’ gospel song called Awesome God by Fred Hammond:
Here Odetta sings Glory Halleleja in 2008:
Thanks goes to my friend, Nancy, for pointing me to this great R&B song called Sinners Prayer by Ray Charles with BB King:
I also love Bluegrass music and here is a great gospel song from a long-gone Virginia band called Magraw Gap with the song Men of God:
I wish I could add more music, but will wait for another blog to add more at a later date. Do you have any inspirational music to share?