I am so excited to announce that today, officially, my new album ELEMENTAL has been released! It is available wherever music is sold or streamed, and I hope you really enjoy it. Quick, share it!
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Now, to honor those who helped me make this album I want to honor them and recommend them to you by way of official album credits and some personal notes:
Recorded by Ben Canon, Loud Mountain Studios, Woodland Park, CO.
Featured Vocals on Song of Heaven and This Could Only Be Jesus, and Electric Guitars. Special thanks to both Charles Ciepiel and Jeff Pasley for their additional musical arrangements and inspirations throughout the album.
I played a few different guitars on Elemental. Including a most excellent Mid 60’s model Fender Coronado. What an unbelievable guitar! Here’s to hoping Ben Canon will sell it to me in the future. I also played a Gibson Hollow body (es135 maybe). There is a little acoustic work on “Love Became Your Name”. I believe that was a Taylor. Ben Canon could clear this up. I also sang “Song of Heaven” and “This Could Only Be Jesus”. Super fun record!!
I am husband of Rebekah and father of Cooper. I live in LA (Lower Alabama) and own/operate a chiropractic office when I’m not making awesome recordings. There isn’t much better in the world than fine espresso, fly fishing and grilled meat cooked low and slow.
Wurlitzer, Hohner, and Piano by Charles Ciepiel. Special thanks to Charles Ciepiel for the additional musical arrangement on So By Faith. Special thanks to both Charles Ciepiel and Jeff Pasley for their additional musical arrangements and inspirations throughout the album.
Charles grew up playing in clubs in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Then, through a street preacher in Times Square, Charles’ life was totally transformed. Now he and his sweetheart for life, Jennifer, love worshiping God and using the arts to raise up disciples for Jesus in Colorado and around the world.
Bass by John Byrne
John Byrne is new to Colorado. His main gig since 1999 has been with Prison Fellowship Ministries. Musically, he has been involved in a number of live and studio endeavors over the years. From 2006-2013 he was the bassist for Heart of the City Ministries, based out of the Twin Cities of Minnesota. John had first become aware of Ben and ETWC music as their CDs circulated through the prison system in the early 2000’s. “To have discovered that I now live right down the street from Ben and Robin, and have gotten the opportunity to do music with them, has been a great joy.”
Drums by Jakob Olofsson
Backing Vocals on Don’t You Let Go, Like Sparrows, Love Became Your Name, So By Faith, Song of Heaven, This Could Only Be Jesus, and Weave A Net by Robin Pasley.
Backing Vocals on Don’t You Let Go, Like Sparrows, Love Became Your Name, So By Faith, Song of Heaven, This Could Only Be Jesus, and Weave A Net by Christi Bovee.Christi Bovee has been singing professionally for over 25 years in both live performance and in logging many hours in the recording studio as a session and jingle singer. She performs with her husband Mark in their jazz quartet, Pippa’s Fling, and coaches vocalists at the Pikes Peak Arts Academy in Woodland Park, CO.
Backing Vocals on Don’t You Let Go, Like Sparrows, Love Became Your Name, So By Faith, Song of Heaven, This Could Only Be Jesus, and Weave A Net by Marcia Alverson. Because of Marcia’s leadership we can also credit: the Charis Bible College choir for their work on Love Became Your Name, So By Faith, and Weave A Net.
Marcia is a singer/songwriter/mentor based out of Colorado Springs. Her passion is worshiping Jesus with heart and excellence and teaching others to do the same. She’s had the privilege to lead worship many places and travelled in her younger years with her husband, Braeden, in an obscure but amazing band called “Prophets Anonymous.” She’s been on over a dozen albums featured as a vocalist, songwriter, band director, vocal arranger and anything in between. From prayer venues to large theatrical productions, she LOVES engaging others in the heart of Jesus, demonstrating His simple desire for His kids to know and love Him, so we all can help others do the same.
Synth, Keys, Sounds and Atmospheres on Holy Memories, Like Sparrows, Lose Myself, and Weave a Net by Aaron Strumpel
Aaron Strumpel is a singer-songwriter, worshipper, producer from Boulder Colorado. He has recorded two albums with Enter the Worship Circle and his heart is to bring folks into the freeing presence of Christ through music and collaborative songwriting.
Violin on Don’t You Let Go by Laurie Thornton.
Organ on Love Became Your Name, So By Faith, Song of Heaven, This Could Only Be Jesus, and Weave A Net, and Additional Sounds on Song of Heaven and Weave A Net by Jackie Baker.
Jackie is a musician with a passion for worship, song writing, composing, and sound. He’s composed for
documentaries, commercials, promotional videos and short films with clients ranging from churches, media companies, the National Park Service, & the US Department of State. He is well versed in pro audio, recording, acoustics and has over 25 years of experience in live sound.
Cover Photography by Taphath Canon.
I believe that memories are a precious treasure and that photography is a beautiful way to go back in time to moments that are otherwise gone forever. I believe that everyone is beautiful and that everyone should have images that capture that beauty to share with others for generations to come.” I am a seer. I see beauty in people. I see beauty in what God has created. I see beauty in the everything from the small flower to the fireworks on the 4th of July. I want to capture beautiful moments to be enjoyed by others.