S4:E20 Catholic Playlist – #171

Catholic Playlist #171

A mix of new and old music can be found in our playlist for episode 20 of season 4 of the Catholic Playlist Show.

Some of the old (can anything really be called ‘old’ yet in Catholic contemporary music?) include 2 songs from Katy Blythe, one that’s very familiar in “New & Free”, and the other a surprisingly good song that deserves air time in “Curls.” Other older songs come from Aly Aleigha, Emily Wilson and Fr Kevin McGoldrick. New music includes Rita West’s “Chosen”, Brother Isaiah’s “Jacob’s Song” and “Arrow” from LEVV.

And finally, Teresa Peterson reminds us that old or new, when we’re in Christ, “He Makes All Things New.”

Song List
Aly Aleigha – “You Are” Amazon iTunes
Brother Isaiah – “Jacob’s Song” Amazon iTunes
Dan Francis – “Jesus” Amazon iTunes
Emily Wilson Hussem – “Beautiful and Yours” Amazon iTunes
Josh Blakesley Band – “Even In This” Amazon iTunes
Katy Blythe – “Curls”, “New & Free” Amazon iTunes
Fr Kevin McGoldrick – “Oh God You Are My God” Amazon iTunes
LEVV – “Arrow” Amazon iTunes
Rita West – “Chosen” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “This Is My Story” Amazon iTunes
Teresa Peterson – “He Makes All Things New” Amazon iTunes

S4:E19 Catholic Playlist Show – #170

New Music from Dante Schmitz

Catholic Playlist Show #170

Dante Schmitz Of The HillsHeadlining this week’s episode of the Catholic Playlist is Dante Schmitz and the release of his new album “Of The Hills”. Available in June 2017, “Of The Hills” is an 8 song EP of original music and arrangements that current fans of his music will thoroughly enjoy. This well produced and great sounding album gave us several songs to choose from, including “Our Father”, “Come as You Are” and “Miracles”. But after much debate we picked “Victory” to debut in the playlist. Learn more about Dante and his music at danteschmitz.com, and check out his video productions at Novena Films too.

Returning this week is Matt Maher with his new single “Your Love Defends Me”, as does John Finch with “Walk by Faith.” Connor Flanagan teams with a boyhood idol of his in Shonlock to bring us “Waterfall”, and Jackie Bissin covers Hillsong United’s “Oceans” too. Other performers in episode #170 include Marie Miller, Mathias Michael, Taylor Tripodi, Of The Tower, and Tori Harris with her debut hit all the way back in 2013, “Face to Face.”

Song List
Dante Schmitz – “Victory” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Waterfall (feat Shonlock)” Amazon iTunes
Francis Cabildo – “Depth of my Heart” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Bissin – “Oceans” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Walk By Faith” Amazon iTunes
John Trabbic – “The Journey” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “This Side of Paradise” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “Mystery” Available after signing up at his website
Matt Maher – “You Love Defends Me” Amazon iTunes
Mikey Needleman – “Starlight” Amazon iTunes
Of The Tower – “Follow You” Amazon iTunes
Taylor Tripodi – “Here I Am” Amazon iTunes
Tori Harris – “Face to Face” Amazon iTunes

S4:E18 Catholic Playlist Show – #169

New Music from Matt Maher, John Finch

Catholic Playlist Show #169

A new single from Matt Maher headlines this episode of the Catholic Playlist Show. “Your Love Defends Me” is the latest from Matt Maher and we’re pleased to put it up first in the playlist. That’s followed by more new music – a single from John Finch titled “Walk by Faith” and “Thrive” from Dave More. “Thrive” comes from an album released by Dave in January 2017 that we just stumbled across this week.

Other music in the playlist comes from Ike Ndolo, Rita West, NOVUM, Joe Zambon and many more.

Song List
Matt Maher – “Your Love Defends Me” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Walk by Faith” Amazon iTunes
Dave Moore – “Thrive” Amazon iTunes
Audrey Assad – “Even Unto Death” Amazon iTunes
Ben Walther – “Ablaze” Amazon iTunes
Ceili Rain – “If It’s Your Will” Amazon iTunes
FOCUS Worship – “God Alone” Amazon iTunes
Fr Rob Galea – “No Greater Love” Amazon iTunes
Greg&Lizzy – “Cathedral” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Make It Loud” Amazon iTunes
Joe Zambon – “Coming Home” Amazon iTunes
NOVUM – “No Longer Slaves” Amazon iTunes
PJ Anderson – “Your Grace is Amazing” Amazon iTunes
Rita West – “Victor” Amazon iTunes

S4:E17 Catholic Playlist Show – #168

Catholic Playlist #168

Sharing the joy of the Gospel is the mission of the Catholic Playlist Show and it continues with this episode of powerful and inspirational music. There’s something here for everyone’s taste, from the hauntingly powerful “Dismantled by Love” by Alanna Boudreau, to the rocking “The Walls” by Dan Francis, to the soaring pop vides from E.P.I.C. the Band in “My Eyes”.

Song List
Alanna Boudreau – “Dismantled by Love” iTunes
Benjamin Jude – “All I Am Is Yours” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “In the Name” Amazon iTunes
Dan Francis – “The Walls” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “Undone” Amazon iTunes
Dante Schmitz – “Everything” Amazon iTunes
E.P.I.C. the Band – “My Eyes” Amazon iTunes
His Own – “Nothing Can Separate Us” Amazon iTunes
Kyle Sinkule – “I Am” Amazon iTunes
Out of Darkness – “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” Amazon iTunes
Ricky Vazquez – “House of Cards” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Source and Yield” Amazon iTunes
Stefania Elsmore – “Uncommon King” Amazon iTunes

S4:E16 Catholic Playlist Show – #167

Rita West Makes Her Debut

Catholic Playlist Show #167

This week’s episode of the Catholic Playlist Show continues our recent run of new artists and music making their debuts in the show. Last week was Brother Isaiah in episode #166, Daniel Rolf in episode #164, and sandwiched between was the new album release of Marie Miller in episode #165. This week it’s Rita West joining the Catholic Playlist in epsiode #167 as our new featured artist.

Rita West - ChosenIf you’ve listened to the show for a while you’ve heard her singing before. In April 2016 Rita and John Finch co-wrote and recorded “Heart of Mercy”, a single we’ve played many times over the last year and now Rita has released her own album Chosen, an EP with six original songs. We’ll debut “Victor”, the first track from EP, in the playlist.

Michael James Mette released a new full length album a couple week ago titled “Between the Lines” and you’ll hear his song “Higher” later on in the playlist. Other great songs can be heard from Brother Isaiah, Marie Miller, Matt Faley, John Finch, WAL, Dana Catherine, and others.

Song List
Rita West – “Victor” Amazon iTunes
Michael James Mette – “Higher” Amazon iTunes
Matt Faley – “Here I Am” Amazon iTunes
Alob & Emily Wilson – “Mercy Wins” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Awestruck” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Heart of Mercy (feat Rita West) Amazon iTunes
Brother Isaiah – “Jacob’s Song” Amazon iTunes
Dana Catherine – “My Savior in Me” Amazon iTunes
WAL – “In the Name of the Father” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “Two to One” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher & Audrey Assad – “Oh Mercy” Amazon iTunes
Kevin Heider – “The Great Flood (feat Alanna Boudreau)” Amazon iTunes
Steve Angrisano – “A Rightful Place” Amazon iTunes

S4:E15 Catholic Playlist Show – #166

Hear Debuts of His Own and Brother Isaiah

Catholic Playlist #166

Discovering great new music and artists has been part of our mission here the Catholic Playlist for nearly 4 years. The list of discoveries keeps growing this week as we have two performers in our playlist – His Own and Brother Isaiah.

His Own Separate Us SingleThe trio of Kara Klein, Maria Spears and Christine Simpson make up the new group called His Own. These three ladies have come together to “combine their love for Jesus, passion for music and desire to proclaim the joy of the feminine heart.” Learn more about them and what they’re doing in their ministry at their website – www.behisown.com. Their first album was just released and we play a single they put out earlier this year – “Nothing Can Separate Us”.

Brother Isaiah BroomstickBrother Isaiah is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal who released an EP titled “Broomstick” last year. We just came across his music and we’re pleased to share “Jacob’s Song” from that EP. A portion of all the proceeds from the sale of his music go to help mothers in need of assistance – so us these links to Amazon and iTunes to buy his music to ensure they get full credit. And this page features a video of the song produced by Spirit Juice Studios, who do amazing work.

Song List
His Own – “Nothing Can Separate Us” Amazon iTunes
Brother Isaiah – “Jacob’s Song” Amazon iTunes
Adam Bitter – “Rest In God Alone” Amazon iTunes
Rebecca Rubion – “Anywhere I Go” Amazon iTunes
Katy Blythe – “Curls” Amazon iTunes
Teresa Peterson – “He Makes All Things New” Amazon iTunes
Lee Roessler – “How Sweet the Sound” Amazon iTunes
Alverlis – “Love Changes Everything” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Memorial” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Bissin – “Touch the Sky” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “Chasing Me” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Strong Is Your Love” Amazon iTunes
Josh Blakesley Band – “Revive Us” Amazon iTunes

S4:E14 Catholic Playlist Show – #165

Catholic Playlist #165

It’s the power of some of the best and newest contemporary Christian music from Catholic artists that let’s the joy of the Gospel reach every listener’s ears! We have a great playlist assembled again for you this week. Our new featured artist from last week, Daniel Rolf, returns with another song from his EP “Turn to Mercy”, along with Chris Bray, Mathias Michael, Shaun Garrison, Tori Harris and others.

Marie Miller LetterboxWe also debut a song from Marie Miller’s new album! “Letterbox” is a 12 song album that is terrific from top to bottom, starting with “This Side of Paradise”, a song we’ve been featuring on our playlists since its release as a single. While the album is a pop album and not a Christian music album, it does tackle some important Christian themes and truths that we want to share. The bottom line is her music is just too good not to play! We lead off the playlist with “Two to One”, song about the truth of marriage.

If you’ve been a regular listener of the Catholic Playlist, you know it’s music showcase featuring a variety of music. But lately we’ve been thinking of producing a Top 10 countdown show once a month. What do you think? Would you like to hear a Top 10 Catholic Playlist Countdown every month? Vote here and give your thoughts in the comments.

Song List
Marie Miller – “Two to One” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “King in His Kingdom” Amazon iTunes
Ben Walther – “Ablaze” Amazon iTunes
Daniel Rolf – “Turn to Mercy” Amazon iTunes
Dee Simone – “lovesick” Amazon iTunes
EPIC Band – “My Eyes” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “Live It Out Loud” Amazon iTunes
Mikey Needleman – “All For You” Amazon iTunes
Shaun Garrison – “Exceeding” Amazon iTunes
Taylor Tripodi – “Here I Am” Amazon iTunes
Tori Harris – “Fields of Gold” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “This Is My Story” Amazon iTunes

S4:E13 Catholic Playlist Show – #164

Daniel Rolf debuts, New music from PJ Anderson

Catholic Playlist Show #164

It’s the month dedicated to the Blessed Mother and to mark the occasion we’ve put together a special playlist this week featuring music about Mary. The songs about Mary come from Connor Flanagan, Danielle Rose, Kevin Heider, Jesse Manibusan, Fr Kevin McGoldrick, The Thirsting, Matt Faley and Daniel Rolf, a new artist to the playlist.

daniel-rolf-turn-to-mercyYou don’t want to miss “Help Me Mary” from Daniel, heard in the second segment of the show.

We also have the latest single ‘Victorious’ from PJ Anderson, which is perfect for the Easter season. And last but not least is ‘Arrow’ from LEVV, a collaboration of Audrey Assad and Seth Jones. While it’s not her typical stuff, it still feels very much like praise and worship music. Check it out in the second segment of the show and let us know what you think.

Song List:
Daniel Rolf – “Help Me Mary” Amazon iTunes
PJ Anderson – “Victorious” Amazon iTunes
LEVV – “Arrow” Amazon iTunes
Matt Faley – “Ave Maria” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Sweet Maria” Amazon
Danielle Rose – “Mary’s Heart” Amazon iTunes
Kevin Heider – “Sing of Mary” Amazon iTunes
Fr Kevin McGoldrick – “Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue” Amazon iTunes
Jesse Manibusan – “Maria”
The Thirsting – “Come Hold My Son” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Deliverer” Amazon iTunes
Emily Wilson – “Beautiful and Yours” Amazon iTunes
Francis Cabildo – “We’ve Come Alive” Amazon iTunes

S4:E12 Catholic Playlist Show – #163

New Music from Matt Maher & Audrey Assad

Catholic Playlist Show #163

New music from Matt Maher & Audrey Assad leads off our playlist this week in Episode #163. “Oh Mercy” is featured on a new album released by Stu Garrard and Matt and Audrey don’t disappoint. NOVUM offers a cover of Bethel’s “No Longer Slaves” on their new EP “From the Ground” and in the playlist, plus fans of music with a hip-hop vibe will dig “Waterfall” from Connor Flanagan. So many great songs can be found in the playlist too from Kyle Sinkule, Aly Aly Aleigha, Alanna Boudreau, Danielle Noonan and others.

Song List
Matt Maher & Audrey Assad – “Oh Mercy” Amazon iTunes
NOVUM – “No Longer Slaves” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Waterfall” Amazon iTunes
Alanna Boudreau – “Dismantled by Love” iTunes
Ricky Vazquez – “House of Cards” Amazon iTunes
Out of Darkness – “Of the Fathers Love Begotten” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Joy in These Bones” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “Undone” Amazon iTunes
Kyle Sinkule – “Saul” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Race Along” Amazon iTunes
FOCUS Worship – “Help My Unbelief” Amazon iTunes
Greg&Lizzy – “Who I Am” Amazon iTunes

S4:E11 Catholic Playlist Show – #162

It's Easter Season!

Catholic Playlist #162

We let the alleluias flow this week following our Easter celebration a week ago, signaling the end of Lent and transition to the Easter season. Like we’ve done in the past, we lead off with Cooper Ray’s energetic performance of “Sing Alleluia” and then follow it up with “Sing” from Dan Francis. We’d be remiss if we didn’t include John Finch and Andrea Thomas with a couple of songs from last year’s Vigil Project Series #1 album, and Teresa Peterson reminds us that “He Makes All Things New”. Other artists appearing this week include Marie Miller (she’s got a new album coming out next week!), Fr Kevin McGoldrick, Stefania Elsmore, Emily Wilson, PJ Anderson and more.

Song List
Cooper Ray – “Sing Alleluia” Website
Dan Francis – “Sing” Amazon iTunes
Andrea Thomas – “He Rose Again” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “I Have Seen The Lord” Amazon iTunes
Teresa Peterson – “He Makes All Things New” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “This Side of Paradise” Amazon iTunes
Stefania Elsmore – “Uncommon King” Amazon iTunes
Fr Kevin McGoldrick – “Jesus You Are Beautiful” Amazon iTunes
Dave Moore – “Promise Land” Amazon iTunes
PJ Anderson – “Mercy Mercy” Amazon iTunes
Emily Wilson – “Beautiful and Yours” Amazon iTunes
Kara Klein – “Way Maker” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Land of the Rising Sun” Amazon iTunes