S4:E29 Catholic Playlist – #180

Vocations Awareness Week

Catholic Playlist #180

Steve Angrisano High Above Our WayHeadlining Episode #180 is the debut of “High Above Our Way”, the title track of Steve Angrisano’s new album. And since this episode was produced during Vocations Awareness Week, we decided to play 2 tracks from 3 of our favorite priest artists – Fr Kevin McGoldrick, Fr Rob Galea, and Fr Claude Burns, aka “Pontifex”. Also be sure to catch Luke Spehar’s “The Problem”, a song about his vocational discernment.

Song List
Steve Angrisano – “High Above Our Way” Amazon iTunes
Fr Kevin McGoldrick – “Beautiful and Lovely”, Oh God You Are My God” Amazon iTunes
Fr Rob Galea – “Alive”, “No Greater Love” Amazon iTunes
Katy Blythe – “Curls” Amazon iTunes
Teresa Peterson – “He Makes All Things New” Amazon iTunes
Brother Isaiah – “Jacob’s Song” Amazon iTunes
Dave Moore – “Speak to Me” Amazon iTunes
Pontifex – “New Day (feat Jessica Ashley Karpov)”, “No Mercy (Acoustic)” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “In the Silence” Amazon iTunes
Luke Spehar – “The Problem” Amazon iTunes

S4:E28 Catholic Playlist – #179

Catholic Playlist #179

The end of 2017 is nearly in sight and the end of the liturgical year is even closer, as Advent is a mere 5 weeks away. We’ll have playlists full of Advent music during that season, but until then we’ll continue to enjoy the same great music we always do. We go back a few years to Marie Miller’s song 6’2″, which has a strong Theology of Body theme to it, and right up to the present with a new track from Rita West’s debut EP Chosen. Other artists appearing in the playlist include Dante Schmitz, Michael James Mette, Alverlis, Danielle Noonan, Josh Blakesley Band and more.

Song List
Ben Walther – “Ablaze” Amazon iTunes
Michael James Mette – “Higher” Amazon iTunes
Lee Roessler – “How Sweet the Sound” Amazon iTunes
Alverlis – “Love Changes Everything” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Make It Loud” Amazon iTunes
Dante Schmitz – “Our Father” Amazon iTunes
Rachel Ann & Cassandra Acree – “Still I Run” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “This Side of Paradise” Amazon iTunes
Rita West – “Glory” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “Undone” Amazon iTunes
Josh Blakesley Band – “You’re Enough” Amazon iTunes
FOCUS Worship – “Sing My Love/Like An Avalanche” Amazon iTunes

S4:E27 Catholic Playlist – #178

New music from Alob and Cody Roth

Catholic Playlist Show #178

Last week’s show was a bonanza of just released or never played before music on the show. We would’ve had almost all new music last week if we hadn’t forgot a couple tracks in the selection process. Therefore my oversight leads to 3 new selections in this week’s episode, including a beautiful ballad by Rebecca Roubion from back in 2014.

Alob No Match For LoveThe brand new music comes from Cody Roth with a single called Jesus I Trust in You, and Alob releases a full length album titled No Match for Love and you’ll hear the title track lead off the last segment of the show. This music is surrounded by many of your favorite performers including Connor Flanagan, Ricky Vazquez, Greg&Lizzy, Chris Bray, Mathias Michael and more.

Song List
Alob – “No Match for Love” Amazon iTunes
Rebecca Roubion – “Here Lies My Pulse” Amazon iTunes
Cody Roth – “Jesus I Trust in You” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Strong Is Your Love” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “Amplified” Amazon iTunes
Teresa Peterson – “He Makes All Things New” Amazon iTunes
Ricky Vazquez – “House of Cards” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “King in His Kingdom” Amazon iTunes
Dana Catherine – “My Savior in Me” Amazon iTunes
Greg&Lizzy – “Surrounded by Your Love” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Lover of My Soul” Amazon iTunes
Fr Kevin McGoldrick – “Take Me Back” Amazon iTunes
Alanna Boudreau – “Dismantled by Love” iTunes

S4:E26 Catholic Playlist – #177

Hear the latest from Matt Maher, Pontifex

Catholic Playlist Show #177

I took a few weeks off from producing shows to do something a little more important, like being ordained a permanent deacon in the diocese of Toledo:

It was truly a blessed day and one I will never forget.

The good news about not producing a new show for a few weeks is that this show is stuffed full of new music released during this time. As I mentioned last week, Matt Maher’s new album Echoes is out and it’s crazy good as you might expect. Mikey Needleman and John Finch also have new albums, and Shaun Garrison released a new single too.

Pontifex Letters from the WastelandBut my favorite new release comes from Pontifex, who’s album Letters from the Wasteland, Vol 1 is a tour de force of Catholic hip hop. Fans of this genre of music need to get this music in their ears, and if you have young people in your life give them this music. It may reach them in a way that no other kind of music can. I picked “New Day” to share in the playlist because it has the best sound for Catholic radio, a place where hip hop/rap is never heard. Enjoy!

Song List
Shaun Garrison – “All Shall Be Well” Amazon iTunes
Pontifex – “New Day (feat Jessica Ashley Karpov)” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Faithfulness (feat Steffany Gretzinger)” Amazon iTunes
Pasquale Talarico – “All Things New” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Send Out Your Spirit” Amazon iTunes
Mikey Needleman – “Healing in the Waters” Amazon iTunes
The Mosleys – “High Places” Amazon iTunes
E.P.I.C the Band – “Proclaim” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Race Along (feat Justin Kostecka)” Amazon iTunes
Taylor Tripodi – “Be Glorified (feat Brendan Tobin)” Amazon iTunes
Matt Faley – “The Only Light” Amazon iTunes
Tori Harris – “King of Kings” Amazon iTunes

S4:E25 Catholic Playlist – #176

Catholic Playlist #176

We’re back after a little break and the playlist this week features 5 artists who performed at this year’s Abbey Faith and Music Festival (www.theabbeyfest.com) in Paoli, PA on September 16, 2017. The lineup features opening artists Kyle Sinkule, Mike Mangione & The Union, Paul J Kim and PJ Anderson followed by Matt Maher, this year’s headliner. We play several selections from each performer, with an extended set of songs from Matt which happens to include music from his newest album, Echoes.

Song List
Kyle Sinkule – “Promised Land”, “Saul” Amazon iTunes
Mike Mangione – “The Offering”, “Are We Going To Rise?” Amazon iTunes
Paul J Kim – “Run Fly Fall” Amazon iTunes
PJ Anderson – “Rise”, “Victorious”, “Your Grace Is Amazing (Live)” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Your Love Defends Me”, “What a Friend”, “Because He Lives (Amen)”, “Deliverer”, “Abide With Me”, “All The People Said Amen” Amazon iTunes

S4:E24 Catholic Playlist – #175

Debut of The Mosleys

Catholic Playlist #175

We’re going a little bit folk with episode #175 of the Catholic Playlist this week, headlined by The Mosleys, our new featured artist. We chose “Brighter Days” from their first full length album Ordinary Time for their debut, which can be heard leading off the second segment of the show. We followed that up with “Help Me Mary” from Daniel Rolf and “Good Shepherd” from Brother Isaiah for a distinctly folk music vibe.

That music is sandwiched between performances from Out of Darkness, Marie Miller, Greg Walton, NOVUM and many others. Enjoy!

Song List
The Mosleys – “Brighter Days” Amazon iTunes
E.P.I.C. the Band – “Proclaim” Amazon iTunes
Out of Darkness – “You Are My Strength” Amazon iTunes
Wal – “Always and Everywhere” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “Love Don’t Care” Amazon iTunes
Greg Walton – “Blessed the People” Amazon iTunes
Brother Isaiah – “Good Shepherd” Amazon iTunes
Daniel Rolf – “Help Me Mary” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “Stones You Throw” Amazon iTunes
NOVUM – “No Longer Slaves” Amazon iTunes
FOCUS Worship – “God Alone” Amazon iTunes

S4:E23 Catholic Playlist – #174

New Music from John Finch, Pasquale Talarico and E.P.I.C the Band

Catholic Playlist #174

As regular listeners of the show you know we’re always looking for new music to showcase in each Catholic Playlist. This week we’re thrilled to have 4 new songs in the playlist! John Finch just released a new full length album titled “Wildfire”, and we picked the title track to debut in the playlist. E.P.I.C. the Band (“Proclaim”) and Pasquale Talarico (“All Things New”) each debut new singles, and we just discovered “Surrounded by Your Love”, a single by Greg&Lizzy released last year for Catholic Heart Workcamp. Other performers you’ll hear include those that didn’t make our guys and girls only playlists, but only because we lacked the time — Dave Moore, Audrey Assad, Jackie Bissin, Joe Zambon, Teresa Peterson and others.

Song List
Pasquale Talarico – “All Things New” (not available yet)
E.P.I.C. the Band – “Proclaim” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Wildfire” Amazon iTunes
Greg&Lizzy – “Surrounded by Your Love” Amazon iTunes
Teresa Peterson – “Calling Me Higher” Amazon iTunes
Josh Blakesley Band – “Sing Hallelujah” Amazon iTunes
Joe Zambon – “Coming Home” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Bissin – “Touch the Sky” Amazon iTunes
Dave Moore – “Arise” Amazon iTunes
Alob – “Resurrection” Amazon iTunes
Stefania Elsmore – “Lord Jesus Come” Amazon iTunes
Audrey Assad – “Even Unto Death” Amazon iTunes
Matt Faley – “On My Own” Amazon iTunes

S4:E22 Catholic Playlist – #173

It's Guy's Only!

Catholic Playlist Show #173

It’s only fitting to follow up last week’s ladies only playlist with a guys only playlist this week. That’s exactly what we’ve done as we selected 13 of the most popular male contemporary Christian music artists of the last year. And like the ladies, we had to keep a few guys on the sidelines, notably Matt Faley, Adam Bitter, Brother Isaiah, Cody Roth, Dave Moore, Fr Rob Galea, Joe Zambon and more. Now if you listen to the entire playlist, you might notice that Josh Blakesley isn’t heard. Why? It’s because they are a band, a group, and in fact they are referred to as the Josh Blakesley Band. It’s a technicality probably, but it does give us more options to choose when doing a ‘Bands’ only playlist! That playlist may be coming your way soon. Getting back to Playlist #173, you’ll hear from Connor Flanagan, Dante Schmitz, John Finch, Ike Ndolo, Kyle Sinkule and more.

Song List
Ben Walther – “Ablaze” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “King in His Kingdom” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Waterfall (feat. Shonlock)” Amazon iTunes
Dan Francis – “No Other Name” Amazon iTunes
Dante Schmitz – “Miracles” Amazon iTunes
Fr Kevin McGoldrick – “Oh God You Are My God” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Land of the Rising Sun” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Walk by Faith” Amazon iTunes
Kyle Sinkule – “Saul” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “Mystery” Available after signing up at his website
Matt Maher – “Your Love Defends Me” Amazon iTunes
PJ Anderson – “Rise” Amazon iTunes
Ricky Vazquez – “House of Cards” Amazon iTunes

S4:E21 Catholic Playlist – #172

It's Ladies Only!

Catholic Playlist Show#172

Sharing the joy of the Gospel through the power of music – that’s what we do here on the Catholic Playlist show – a showcase of the best and very newest contemporary Christian music from Catholic artists only.

This week the music you’ll be hearing is from female artists only — it’s our first ever ‘Ladies Only’ playlist! This ought to be a lot of fun don’t you think? You know, a few years ago we might have had a bit of difficulty coming up with enough female only artists to fill the show without playing someone twice, but that’s not the case any more. In fact, we had to leave many female artists off the list, like Stefania Elsmore, Rebecca Roubion, Teresa Peterson, Sarah Kroger Quaglia, Jackie Francois Angel, Jackie Bissin, and others. I’ll have to make it up to them in a future playlist! But you will hear from Alanna Bourdreau, Sarah Hart, Marie Miller, Dana Catherine, Alverlis and so many more.

Check it out and share!

Song List
Alanna Boudreau – “Champion” iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “Surrendering” Amazon iTunes
Taylor Tripodi – “Here I Am” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Joy in These Bones” Amazon iTunes
Tori Harris – “King of Kings” Amazon iTunes
Alverlis – “Love Changes Everthing” Amazon iTunes
Dana Catherine – “My Savior In Me” Amazon iTunes
Katy Blythe – “New & Free (feat. Connor Flanagan)” Amazon iTunes
His Own – “Nothing Can Separate Us” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Race Along (feat. Justin Kostecka)” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “This Side of Paradise” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “Undone” Amazon iTunes
Rita West – “Victor” Amazon iTunes

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