I had another treat this week – though it was a loooooong day….
Todd Fields and some of us “north” boys went down to play at Buckhead Church today, our “downtown” campus.
Most of us are normally at North Point (where I work – so I’m always there) in Alpharetta or Browns Bridge Community Church up north in Cumming. So the day at Buckhead was quite out of the norm, especially for me. I hadn’t played a Sunday service at Buckhead in over 2 years, and haven’t played at all in their new AMAZING building.
The crazy length comes via Buckhead’s service schedule – 9 AM, 11 AM and 6 PM. Yepper, that’s 6:00 PM! It’s to reach the younger crowd that populates the hip Buckhead area. And folks, mostly without kids, that normally would not be drawn to a morning service.
The bummer is that you do a full AM rehearsal, run-through and services, and then come back at 3:30 and do a full PM tech rehearsal, run-through and service. So you play through each song at least 7 times minimum. Multiply that by a 3 song set, and it’s a vocalist’s worst nightmare…
The big treat was playing with the “boys” – great friends and incredible musicians, and worshipping with great songs, including one of the greatest songs ever written.
“Marvelous Light ” – Charlie Hall tune. Good, familiar tune with Charlie’s new bridge.
“Breathe On Me ” – Todd Fields, Christy Nockles, Nathan Nockles
My favorite worship song right now – maybe ever. Quite possibly one of the most incredible ever written and recorded. This song is a shining example of how impeccable musicianship and parts with detailed and inspired production can turn a wonderful song into something very, very incredible.
Playing that song all day with these guys was no task. It was an absolute pleasure.
And now, some candid shots…
That’s Amber Blossom doing announcements.
Thanks for the fun day, Buckhead! (And I was home just in time to help put the kiddos to bed. Sweet!)
What did YOU get to do today?