For 25 years now I’ve been singing about a novelist, a missionary doctor and a starry-eyed artist – the characters who populate “Seize the Day.” But I think it’s time to add a verse about the woman who aspires to a life characterized by a long micro-obedience in the same direction. A life of unseen, unspectacular faithfulness. A life made new every morning, day by day, seized by love.
I shared this “footage from the wild” of the debut of a new tune over on Facebook, and realized it would only right to share here on carolynarends.com. This moment was captured Thursday, July 27, 2017, during a concert at the end of our week teaching and singing at Camp Barnabas on Keats Island, BC, Canada. Not a bad view out the window, eh? It was a blessed week, but also a
Most folks who know my music also know Spencer Capier–his contributions on violin, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki and vocals have helped define my work for pretty much my whole career. But some folks know I used to tour with not one but two “Spencers” (often referred to as “The Spenci,” or “Two Spence Much the Richer.”) In the early days, pianist and vocalist Spencer Welch often joined Spencer Capier and I in our musical
Today’s Throwback Thursday is “Be Still” from the 2009 project LOVE WAS HERE FIRST. Because … if you’ve had a week like mine, you might need to hear it as much as I do! Here’s a bit of background on the song, from an interview I did around the time I recorded it: One song that means a lot to me is “Be Still.” The bridge says: Oh how I need
Valentine’s Day will soon be here … Mark Arends and I have celebrated about 30 or so Feb 14s (27 of them as man and wife.) I wrote this song for him in 1997 and you know what … I still mean it. So today’s #TBT (a song from 1997’s FEEL FREE CD) is in honour of long-timers everywhere … keep that good thing going!