Thanksgiving is this Thursday. It’ll be a somewhat melancholy one for me; first holidays without are brutal and this will be the first one without my oldest brother. Nevertheless, I will give thanks for what I have been given. Which is quite a bit, actually.
I was thinking about giving thanks while preparing next week’s Cephas Hour. It occurred to me that the debt I and so many owe these artists for not only taking the road less traveled, but building it even as those who should have supported them either ignored or jeered their efforts, is indeed great. While the book and the show are in no small part my way of saying thank you, it should be said more often.
Below is a list of all the artists on this past Sunday’s show and, where available (or at least known by me), some social media information for them. This Thanksgiving, if their music and ministry ever meant anything to you please take a moment and thank them personally, directly. Let them know their efforts were not in vain and are still bearing fruit even today. I have no doubt they will appreciate it.
“Safety Net” – Daniel Amos
“Burn Up In The Fire” – Andy Pratt
Andy is on Facebook. Discover his music if you haven’t already.
“Johnny’s Cafe” – John Fischer
John is on Facebook.
“Breakdown Love” – Sweet Comfort Band
“Stranger To Holiness” – Steve Camp
Steve has a Facebook page.
“Take It In” – Stephen Crumbacher
Steve is on Facebook.
“Add Up The Wonders” – Michael Omartian
Michael is on Facebook.
“Scars” – Farrell & Farrell
“The Glory Road” – The Lost Dogs
“Spend My Life With You” – Phil Keaggy
Phil has a fan page on Facebook to which he posts.
“The Great American Novel” – Larry Norman
There is a page dedicated to Larry on Facebook.
“In The Garden” – Bob Dylan
There is an official Bob Dylan page on Facebook, but somehow I doubt he does much posting there.
“Caught In An Unguarded Moment” – 77s
“He Said Love” – Barclay James Harvest
John Lees, who wrote “He Said Love,” has a Facebook page for his version of the band.
To all of you… thank you.