Friday, January 17, 2014

In Action: Nathen Aswell

This Canadian delight tops the "musician's musician" list as a favorite person to have in your band.  Nathen's a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with mountains of experience in sacred and secular gigs of all kinds, and well as decades of walking the NT talk.

Though he's based in Vancouver Nathen travels extensively doing services, concerts, and conferences all over the hemisphere, this week at the Posi Fest in Orlando, then back to BC for kirtan with the Sufi Order of Vancouver, and then back to Orlando for the CSL Leadership Conference.

Nathen has a long term commitment to SEVA which restores sight and prevents blindness in the developing world, and sends fond shout-outs to three great spiritual centers:  CSL White Rock, CSL Eugene, and CSL in Columbia MD (wow, I didn't even know they had one there!)

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Shareables - 5 Crucial Techniques for Songleading in New Thought Services

From your NT Artist page admin Erin McGaughan:   
I wrote this paper on songleading, with input from some of the best songleaders I know, including Karen Drucker, David Roth,  Daniel Nahmod, Thom Lich, Christopher Fritzsche, Thaddeus Spae, Becky Thatcher, Richard Mekdeci, Penelope Williams, Sydney Lehman, Amy Steinberg, Rev. Daley Worley, and the late Rev. Sky St. John.

Read and pass this on to songleaders, service planners, ministers and music directors. 

I'd love any feedback you have on the topic, too.   More freebie papers on music ministry, voice and other topics are available at