Well, I think I am finally comfortable saying that I can play lead guitar. I did so on just about every song this weekend and I think it went pretty well… at least the first service. 😉 It’s always pretty nerve racking to play lead and sing at the same time, but I’m getting used to it. I’m realizing that I don’t have to play all of the time. I’m learning to let the rhythm guitarists carry the song. I’m so used to leading with an acoustic guitar and playing all the time that it’s hard to break away from that. With some help from guys like Sal, David and my good friend Karl I’m making some progress. (Check out Karl’s new look by the way http://www.guitarforworship.com/)
This weekend was extra special for reasons other than my guitar playing. Emilee Oddo sang lead on a couple of songs and nailed it. I saw tears in the congregation. She’s got an incredible voice! Also, Jerry got to play for the first time and because of that he was able to invite his parents to Church for the first time in a long time. It brought tears to his eyes. That’s so powerful!
All in all it was a great weekend. Music was good, message was great (what Dave likes to call a “10 hanky Sunday”) and lives were changed!
egtr/vox – me
vox/synth – Emilee
egtr – Jerry
agtr/vox – Tim
bass – Kevin
drums – Rick
Mighty To Save (United) – Thanks to Karl for letting me use his Phase-Shifter on this one
I Am Free (Desperation)
Lead Me To The Cross (United) – Emilee sang lead on this one and nailed it! My favorite of the weekend.
From The Inside Out (United) – Emilee sang lead on this one as well. Always great!
How He Loves (Crowder/McMillin)