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Today is National Record Store Day!   Go support your local music stores and buy some dadgum vinyl! If you’re in Arkansas, you can purchase our records “Back to the Delta” and “Electric Delta” on vinyl at these Little Rock stores:  Been Around Records - 1216 S. University AveArkansas CD and Record Exchange - 4212 MacArthur Dr. 
Or you can go support our little online record store to get our albums and other goodies - check it out here:  seanmichel.storenvy.com

Today is National Record Store Day!   Go support your local music stores and buy some dadgum vinyl! 

If you’re in Arkansas, you can purchase our records “Back to the Delta” and “Electric Delta” on vinyl at these Little Rock stores:  

Been Around Records - 1216 S. University Ave

Arkansas CD and Record Exchange - 4212 MacArthur Dr. 

Or you can go support our little online record store to get our albums and other goodies - check it out here:  seanmichel.storenvy.com

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Sean and I met in 1997 at church camp.  Somewhere along the way, we turned into friends, and then I became his manager, and we’ve since traveled all over the world doing music and spreading the Good News.   But back in the 90’s one of the things that we first connected on was Christian music.  We both regret some of the bands we listened to back then, but not all of them.  One of the first times Sean and I hung out together was driving to go see a Geoff Moore and the Distance concert with Smalltown Poets.  We like to think that Christian music has come a long way since then.  And while we prefer to call what we do “Gospel Rock”, there is no denying that Christian music in the 90’s was a foundation for what we do now.  

So its kind of weird that we’ve had the opportunity to put two songs Sean and I co-wrote on two different compilations in the last couple months that also featured some of those 90’s Christian bands.  Weird in a good way.  It feels nostalgic, but it also feels like we’re a part of furthering something that started back then.  

The first record is called “Grafted” and is a compilation to support an adoption group called Project Zero.  There’s some good tracks on there by artists that are new to us.  There’s also one by Sonny Sandoval, frontman of P.O.D., and the whole album was put together by Jason Truby, former guitar player for P.O.D. and Living Sacrifice.  But there are also tracks by the likes of Geoff Moore and Phil Keaggy, which are a couple of those Christian artists in the 90’s Sean and I listened to.  The song we did for the record is called “Family Reunion”, and you can download the album here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grafted/id566861264 or buy a physical copy here: http://projectzero.merchmo.com/products/detail/Grafted_An_Adoption_Album_CD_5972.

The other compilation is called “Songs We’ve Been Trying To Tell You About Vol II”.  Its got songs by our friends in White Collar Sideshow and Canopy Climbers and Every Knee Shall Bow.  Its also got new songs by some old 90’s Christian bands - Smalltown Poets, Big Tent Revival, and PFR.   And I’ll admit, those were three of my favorite back in High School.  We decided to go ahead and pre-release a song from Sean’s new album “Electric Delta” on this compilation - its called “Unbelievable” and you can download the entire album here: http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/SongsWeveBeenTryingToTellYouAboutVol2.asp

I’m typing this blog while with Sean and the rest of the band over in Senegal, West Africa.  I’m taking this moment to consider how long its been and how far we’ve come since those 90’s Christian rock days - before Sean had a beard or even played electric guitar.  We’ve all come a long way since then, I think, and I also think we’re in a much better place musically.  But looking back helps me also turn to look ahead and realize that though we’ve come a long way, we still have a long way yet to go.  Thanks for being a part of that with us.  I hope these two new songs bless you real good, and we look forward to what lies ahead in this new year.  

-Jay Newman

Sean Michel’s manager

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Day 3 … this Electric Delta record is gonna hit hard.  

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Still at it with Electric Delta…

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We’re makin a record.  We need your help to get it out though - go here to find out more.  

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So… we got a new record we’re working on.  

Click this link.  Right Here.  Go find out how you can get involved in helping us make it.  Right here - you can pre-order the record and get all kinds of cool stuff.  

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bgospelm:

Sean Michel is a bearded gospel man, and an amazing musician. Check out his music here.

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A couple years ago, we got the privilege of being on a unique tour called “Traveling Troubadours”.   We got to be the guinea pigs as it was the first run of shows under this concept.  The idea is that we play shows and mix in service projects along the way.  We would play house shows, churches, bars, and a lot of other unique shows including using music to minister at homeless shelters and other outreach ministries.  The other unique thing is that it consists of 3 artists who all share the stage simultaneously, backing each other as the rotate each others’ songs.  That first Traveling Troubadours tour went great.   Since then, they have had several successful tours with many different artists. 

We are happy to say that we are now right in the middle of another tour with Traveling Troubadours, along with Lara Landon and Faith Gilmore.  Its been incredible so far.  Its forcing us all to re-imagine our songs and communicate them differently than we are accustomed to and I think the end result is great.  One thing is for sure - its unique.  You’ll never hear Sean Michel quite this way in any other setting.  So click the logo above and see if we’re coming near you - if so, come on out and hang with us. 

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