S3:E25 Catholic Playlist #136

A new single from Benjamin Jude hightlights this episode of the Catholic Playlist show. “All I Am Is Yours” was released on New Year’s Day in 2016 and we’re pleased to play it along with selections from Out of Darkness, Matt Faley, Danielle Rose, Dan Francis, Cody Roth, and Andrea Thomas. You’ll also hear “Whisper” from Rachel Ann & Cassandra Acree and Kyle Sinkule, last week’s new featured artist, returns this week with “I Am”.

Song List
Alanna-Marie Boudreau – “The Weight of Glory” Amazon iTunes
Andrea Thomas – “Music in the Night” Amazon iTunes
Benjamin Jude – “All I Am Is Yours” Amazon iTunes
Cody Roth – “The Reason For It All” Amazon iTunes
Dan Francis – “The Walls” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Rose – “Sharing Calvary” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Francois-Angel – “You Love Is Better” Amazon iTunes
Kara Klein – “Way Maker” Amazon iTunes
Kyle Sinkule – “I Am” Amazon iTunes
Matt Faley – “The Only Light” Amazon iTunes
Out of Darkness – “Hallelujah Sing” Amazon iTunes
Rebecca Roubion – “Anywhere I Go” Amazon iTunes
Rachel Ann & Cassandra Acree – “Whisper” Amazon iTunes

S2:E23 Catholic Playlist Worship #66

New music can be found in this week’s Catholic Playlist Worship show! Jon Niven released a new album recently and we selected “Open the Eyes of My Heart” for the first song to share. It’s been a long time since we included Benedictio in the playlist, and this week they make a return with “Holy Holy Holy”. Plenty of other great performers in the playlist as well, such as Fr Stan Fortuna, Kitty Cleveland, John Michael Talbot, Kathleen Fowle, Jon Sarta and more.

Song List
Jon Niven – “Open the Eyes of My Heart” Amazon iTunes
Kathleen Fowle – “You Are My God” Amazon iTunes
The Monks of Norcia – “Ave Maria Virgo Serena” Amazon iTunes
John Michael Talbot – “Be Not Afraid” Amazon iTunes
Lorraine Hess – “Soul of Christ” Amazon iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “You Are Near” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “We Remember” Amazon iTunes
Benedictio – “Holy Holy Holy” Amazon iTunes
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Salve Regina” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “For All the Saints” Amazon iTunes
Fr Stan Fortuna – “Gift of Finest Wheat” Amazon iTunes
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles – “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” Amazon iTunes

S3:E24 Catholic Playlist #135

With New Featured Artist Kyle Sinkule

Who are you going to discover and hear for the first time in this hour of the best and newest contemporary Christian music from Catholic artists? What song is going to surprise you, touch your heart, inspire you, make you want to raise your hands and praise Him? Like most of you, we thought that quality contemporary Catholic Christian music was virtually non-existent – but this show has proven that there IS great music out there by talented Catholic artists and there’s a LOT more of it than we expected.

In this Catholic Playlist #135 we’ll play songs from Matt Maher, Ben Walther, Josh Blakesley, Dana Catherine, Collin Raye, Greg&Lizzy, Sarah Kroger and more.

Kyle SinkuleAnd don’t miss our new featured artist Kyle Sinkule. We share a song from his debut EP, “Walk With Me“, a journey of understanding the mercy, forgiveness, and promises of God. Don’t miss it!

Song List
Kyle Sinkule – “Saul” Amazon iTunes
Dana Catherine – “My Savior in Me” Amazon iTunes
Alverlis – “Love Changes Everything” Amazon iTunes
Army of Me – “In My Blood” Amazon iTunes
Ben Walther – “A Light to the Nations” Amazon iTunes
Ceili Rain – “Greater Things” Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “I Get What I Need” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “You Call Us” Amazon iTunes
Greg & Lizzy – “Cathedral” Amazon iTunes
Jeremy and Ryan – “Unstoppable”
Josh Blakesley – “Sing Hallelujah” Amazon iTunes
Lee Roessler – “So Small” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Abide With Me” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – Love In Your Time” Amazon iTunes

S2:E22 Catholic Playlist Worship #65

Do you like long walks in the park or on the beach? If so, you might like this week’s Catholic Playlist Worship show. Our song selections in playlist #65 involve some of the longest tracks we could find, resulting in only 10 songs in the entire playlist! Enjoy the vocal harmonies of Voces8 in “Miserere Mei”, Gregorian chant in “Te Deum Laudamus”, soaring classical music in “Prayer of St Francis” from the The Letters movie soundtrack, and Annie Karto singing “How Beautiful.” Hear these along with songs from Kathleen Fowle (who just appeared on The Journey Home program on EWTN! See it here.), Michelle Romary, L’Angelus, Edwin Fawcett and others. Enjoy!

Song List
Kathleen Fowle – “We Cry Holy – Gently You Call” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “Set Your Heart on the High Gifts” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “Sing of Mary” Amazon iTunes
Voces8 – “Miserere Mei” Amazon iTunes
Michelle Romary – “Go in Peace” Amazon iTunes
Annie Karto – “How Beautiful” Amazon iTunes
Various – “Te Deum Laudamus” Amazon iTunes
Edwin Fawcett – “Lord I am not Worthy” Amazon iTunes
“The Letters” Soundtrack – “Prayer of St Francis” Amazon iTunes
Various – “We Remember” (Catholic Classics, Vol 1)

New Featured Artist: Kyle Sinkule

Kyle Sincule

This week the Catholic Playlist is pleased to introduce you to our new featured artist this week, Kyle Sinkule. Kyle is a singer and songwriter from Texas who grew up in a musical household, which had a major impact on his life and helped to shape his career. Kyle first picked up a guitar in the 4th grade and has been obsessed ever since. During his middle school years, his life was full of defining moments:

“I was asked by one of my teachers to play my guitar at my school’s weekly Masses, which I did during my seventh and eighth grade years. However, the turning point in my life was when I was asked to play at Wednesday night Masses at church. I found my best friends at these Masses. We formed a band and played everywhere and anywhere anyone would take us. We practiced for countless hours on end. This is when God told me this is where I should be.”

At just 17 years old he was mentored by professionals in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) business in Nashville, and in the spring of 2015 one of his songs reached #1 on Amazon’s Singer-Songwriters chart. Inspired by this accomplishment, Kyle continued writing and selected six songs to feature on his first EP, titled Walk With Me. Released in May of 2016, the song “Brother” provided the title – one of the verses says, “Brother, will you walk with me?”, and that sets the tone for the journey Kyle wants to take you on in this album; a journey of understanding the mercy, forgiveness, and promises of God.

sinkule-kyle-walk-with-meWalk With Me showcases Kyle’s style which is a unique blend of folk, rock, and country. His song lyrics are inspired by Old Testament Bible stories and the writings of Paul as portrayed in the song we’re featuring in Catholic Playlist #135, “Saul”, a more upbeat song featuring the sweet sound of the mandolin.

You can find more about Kyle’s work and follow his ventures at the following links:

WEBSITE: kylesinkulemusic.wixsite.com/ksinkulemusic
BOOKING:      kylesinkulemusic@gmail.com
TWITTER:     twitter.com/kylesofficial
INSTAGRAM:   instagram.com/kylesofficial
FACEBOOK:     facebook.com/kylemusicofficial

S3:E23 Catholic Playlist #134

Dana Catherine Makes Her Debut

We’ve got a great show in store for you with new music and a new featured artist, but first we want to welcome 2 new radio affiliates now playing the Catholic Playlist show! The Catholic Playlist can now be heard on Sacred Heart Radio KQSH 90.7 in Dodge City, Kansas, and The Station of the Cross WLOF 101.7 in Buffalo, NY.

In our playlist today we have new music from Adam Bitter and Joe Zambon who both released new albums recently, Jackie Bissin released a new single too, plus songs from Taylor Tripodi, Aly Aleigha, Ike Ndolo, Chris Bray, Dante Schmitz and last week’s new featured artist Dan Francis.

Dana CatherinePlus our new featured artist is Dana Catherine, a Catholic singer/songwriter, who serves as a youth minister in Raleigh, NC and travels throughout the U.S. to encourage and inspire others with her songs and witness. Recently signed with a new Christian record label, Rekindle Records, Dana just released her first single, “My Savior in Me” which you can hear leading off the second segment of the show.

Song List
Dana Catherine – “My Savior in Me” Amazon iTunes
Dan Francis – “The Walls” Amazon iTunes
Adam Bitter – “Flicker” Amazon iTunes
Joe Zambon – “Coming Home” Amazon iTunes
Taylor Tripodi – “Here I Am” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Race Along” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “Beloved Child of God” Amazon iTunes
Dante Schmitz – “Uncovered” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Riverside” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Bissin – “Touch the Sky” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “Amplified” Amazon iTunes
Mikey Needleman – “Gathesred In Your Name” Amazon iTunes

S2:E21 Catholic Playlist Worship #64

The Catholic Playlist Worship show returns this week with episode #64 and a playlist of some great sacred and traditional music for your enjoyment.

Some the artists you’ll hear include Jackie Evancho, Anna Nuzzo, Dan Schutte and Vince Ambrosetti. Featured this week are songs from Annie Karto (“How Beautiful”) and Lorraine Hess (“Create a Clean Heart in Me”).

99 Gregorian ChantsPlus we discovered this album and included a wonderful Gregorian chant in the show titled “In Paradisum – Liturgia Dei Defunti E Dei Santi: Dies Irae” from Collana Diretta da Bonifacio, G. Baroffio and Enrico de Capitani. If you’re looking for an album that contains a lot of chant, you can’t go wrong with this one. Right now it’s only $5.99 at Amazon for the entire collection of chants.

Song List
Lorraine Hess – “Create a Clean Heart in Me” Amazon iTunes
Donna Cori Gibson – “Memorare” Amazon iTunes
Vince Ambrosetti – “Come, You Who Labor” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “This Day God Give Me” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Evancho – “Ave Maria” Amazon iTunes
Anna Nuzzo – “Take and Eat” Amazon iTunes
Andrea Bocelli – “Panis Angelicus” Amazon iTunes
Annie Karto – “How Beautiful” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “Holy, Holy, Holy” Amazon iTunes
Dan Schutte – “Here I Am, Lord” Amazon iTunes
Benedictines of Mary – “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” Amazon iTunes
Various Artists – “In Paradisum – Liturgia Dei Defunti E Dei Santi: Dies Irae” Amazon iTunes

New Featured Artist: Dana Catherine

Dana Catherine

This week we welcome Dana Catherine as our new featured artist in Catholic Playlist #134. Dana is a Catholic singer/songwriter who serves as a youth minister in Raleigh, NC and travels throughout the U.S. to encourage and inspire others with her songs and witness. For as long as she can remember, Dana always loved to sing and began to write songs around the time she was in middle school. Dana often describes the songs she writes as prayers from her to God, and now that she shares these “prayer songs” with others, she hopes to inspire listeners to place all their trust in God and completely surrender their hearts and lives to Him.

dana-catherineDana independently released her debut album, Glorious Horizons, in September 2015. After signing with a new Christian record label, Rekindle Records, Dana recently released her first single, “My Savior in Me,” which she penned after leading Praise and Worship Adoration one night. Dana wrote the song with two thoughts in mind: 1) We are all weak, sinful, and flawed, and 2) God wants to use us to spread His love and life despite those weaknesses and imperfections. The upbeat melody and energized rhythm of “My Savior in Me” certainly convey the joy and hope found in this message, and we think she’s worthy to be our new featured artist this week.

To keep updated on all things about Dana Catherine and her music, follow her on social media:

Facebook: Facebook.com/DanaCatherineMusic
Twitter: @DanaCatherine_
Instagram: DanaCatherineMusic
YouTube: Dana Catherine Music

S3:E22 Catholic Playlist Show #133

Special: World Youth Day 2016 Edition

It’s a special World Youth Day edition of the Catholic Playlist Show! Back in 2013 we did a special playlist for World Youth Day in Rio and we continue the tradition for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Every artist in our playlist this week are either performing or leading pilgrims or both to this World Youth Day. That means our playlist features regular headliners like Matt Maher, Audrey Assad, Sarah Hart and PJ Anderson, but also The Thirsting, Steve Angrisano, Fr Kevin McGoldrick, Fr Rob Galea, Shaun Garrison, Connor Flanagan, and Francis Cabildo. Plus we included Noelle Garcia McHugh who’ll be performing at a regional World Youth Day event in Chicago.

Not to be forgotten, we have a new featured artist this week too! Dan Francis makes his Catholic Playlist debut with a song co-written with Matt Maher (here’s our ‘loose’ connection to World Youth Day, but I digress) from his album “The Walls”. Don’t miss this debut in our second segment of the show.

Song List
Dan Francis – “No Other Name” Amazon iTunes
PJ Anderson – “Your Name is Mercy” Amazon iTunes
The Thirsting – “Stepping Into The Day” Amazon iTunes
Audrey Assad – “Even Unto Death” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Because He Lives (Amen)” Amazon iTunes
Steve Angrisano – “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Joy In These Bones” Amazon iTunes
Fr Rob Galea – “No Greater Love” Amazon iTunes
Noelle Garcia – “Wonderfully Made” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “City Lights” Amazon iTunes
Fr Kevin McGoldrick – “Jesus You Are Beautiful” Amazon iTunes
Francis Cabildo – “Wildfires” Amazon iTunes
Shaun Garrison – “God Alone” Amazon iTunes
Edwin Fawcett – “I Wanna Praise” Amazon iTunes

S2:E20 Catholic Playlist Worship #63

New artists and music is what the Catholic Playlist is all about. This hasn’t always been true however for the Catholic Playlist Worship version of the show. After 62 episodes of the show, we don’t see the same kind of energy being put into traditional, sacred and classical music. Maybe we aren’t trying as hard, but it seems true to us. That’s probably why the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles from the De Montfort Music label took the classical music world by storm the last couple of years.

This week we find a new artist to share with you from the sacred music side. Lorraine Hess joins the Worship show this week with “Soul of Christ”, a new arrangement of the Anima Christi prayer. Jack Cassidy smoothly sings “Brian’s Hymn (When I Turn to You)” and the sisters of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles beautifully offer “Lauda Sion”. Other performers include Collin Raye, Liz Christian, Kitty Cleveland, Steve Angrisano and more.

Song List
Lorraine Hess – “Soul of Christ” Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” Amazon iTunes
Liz Christian – “Psalm 55″ Amazon iTunes
Friar Alessandro – “Make Me A Channel of Your Peace” Amazon iTunes
Benedictines of Mary – “Lauda Sion” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “On Eagle’s Wings” Amazon iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “Adoro Te” Amazon iTunes
Jack Cassidy – “Bryan’s Hymn (When I Turn to You)” Amazon iTunes
Steve Angrisano – “Psalm 40 Here Am I Lord” Amazon iTunes
Annie Karto – “Hail Mary Gentle Woman” Amazon iTunes
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Salve Regina” Amazon iTunes
Dawn Dinome – “Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place” Amazon iTunes
The Cathedral Singers – “I Am the Bread of Life” Amazon iTunes