Pitch Pipecast Episode 11

Season 2 of the Pitch Pipecast has begun with episode 11. Why season 2? Because it’s a convenient way to explain why I took 4 months off from podcasting. “Season 2” sounds better than “he was in a funk because he lost his job and sat around all day trying to figure out what to do.”

But I digress… Episode 11 features Marcus Barnum of The Soul Influence. They hail from Houston and have been together for nine years. We feature their new album, You’ve Gotta Believe. As I was interviewing him, I found out that the album has not even been released as of yet. So this was sort of a pre-release Pipecast. Cool…

You can find Episode 11 at pitchpipepro.com, or as always you can download it directly from this link.

Pitch Pipecast: Episode 10

The new Pipecast is up. Episode 10 features Eric Gwin, solo a cappella artist. You can find it at PitchPipePro.com or, as always, download it direct from this link. Hope you enjoy it.

Pitch Pipecast: Episode 9

I have just posted the most recent episode of the Pipecast. Chris Lindsey of Watershed Worship makes an appearance. We talk about their trip to South Africa, their recent run-in with Mandisa, and their latest album entitled “I Know You Love Me.”

You can catch it at PitchPipePro.com or as always you can download it right here directly from this link.

Pitch Pipecast: Episode 8

I have just posted #8 of the Pipecast. It’s a conversation with Josh Wheeler of Legacy. They are a new-yet-not-new group out of Lubbock, TX. I included some songs from their new self-titled release which came out last week.

You can catch that podcast at pitchpipepro.com or download it directly using this link.


Pitch Pipecast Episode 7 (Acafest Special)

Episode 7 of the Pitch Pipecast is now available. Recorded live at Acafest 2007 in Nashville, it features a round table discussion with several artists: Brian Wiersma of Vocal Union, Danice Sweet of Revival, Lanier Stevens of Sounds of Glory, Robin Brannon of Acappella and Melissa Lancaster of Durant.

You can find it at PitchPipePro.com or as always, you can download it directly from this link.

Pitch Pipecast Episode 6

The new Pipecast is up! This week I interviewed Wes McKinzie, former bass for AVB and current director of New Reign at Oklahoma Christian University. You can take a look at this Pipecast and previous Pipes at PitchPipePro.com. Or as always, you can download the episode direct from this link. Enjoy!

Acafest Podcast

Acafest is almost upon us. I am looking forward to seeing many old friends. I had intended to take a little handheld recorder with me and do some interviewing for the Pitch Pipecast. While that will still happen, another opportunity has presented itself.

I mentioned to Byron (the director) how fun it would be to host and record a round table discussion at Acafest. Before I knew what had happened, I find out it’s happening. Twice.

On Thursday and Friday night at 10:00 P.M. I will host an open mike roundtable discussion with many of the artists who will be present at Acafest. This will be considered a late-night event (read: post-schedule printing and after the last event of the night) and each evening will be recorded for broadcast on the Pitch Pipecast. It will happen onstage in the Allen Arena where the evening’s concert will have just concluded.

So if you are going to Acafest, mark this down on your schedule. If not, look for it in the coming weeks on the Pipecast. Should be a lot of fun.

Pitch Pipecast Episode 5

The newest Pipecast is now available. It is an interview with Gary Miller of the Vocal Union as we preview their new release, Just Like the Old Days. The album will be available in late June, but you get to hear six songs from the album early… and only on the Pipecast!

You can find the Pipecast (and previous post as well) at PitchPipePro.com, or you can download the file directly from this link. I hope you enjoy this sneak peak preview of the new VU album.

Miscellaneous Ramblings & Tony Brown

Today is Friday and I am at work. I am the Friday MOD (Minister on Duty) for this week. That means I had yesterday off. I spent the day setting up our new above-ground Intex swimming pool. I am amazed at the quality of these pools. We had an in-ground pool back in Corpus and the kids took serious advantage of it. But here in Midland we have nada.

Anyway, this is a 12×24 above ground with ladder, pump and all the accoutrement. My kids were so excited about it that they were in the pool when it had about an inch of water in it. They spent the next 5 hours in the pool as it filled (it took 10 hours, but they were worn out). And today my son proudly wears the trophy his marathon swim earned… he is red as a brick and can hardly move. That’s two weeks in a row he’s had a bad burn. Last week he got lobsterfied in the mountains. I think he’s learned a painful lesson.

I just received an advance pre-release copy of Vocal Union’s new album Just Like the Old Days. This is good stuff. I will be doing a Pipecast very soon featuring the music from the album with Gary Miller adding color commentary. I’ll save my comments for then.

I’ve heard from Tony Brown of AVB and Watershed fame. He is currently searching for a position as a worship minister. I know the feeling of needing a job and not knowing where to look. If anyone reading this blog can point Tony toward a ministry position, please drop him a line at “tonybrown3 at mac dot com” (I printed out the email instead of writing it in normal form so spambots won’t pick it up, hopefully).

Speaking of Worship Ministers, I’ve read on Keith Lancaster’s blog that he and his son Anthony are now co-leaders at Farragut Church of Christ in Knoxville, TN. I think that’s fabulous. I only hope that I can someday give my son on-the-job ministry training like that.

Enough for today. Have a good one…

Pitch Pipecast: Episode 4

Episode 4 of the Pipecast is now online. I had a great conversation with Jordan House of Acappella. You can find the Pitch Pipecast at pitchpipepro.com, or you can download the file directly from this link.