S4:E10 Catholic Playlist Show – #161

Catholic Playlist #161

We start out this week’s episode with a subdued tone that rises to a rousing finish. We start with ballads from Andrea Thomas, Alverlis, Audrey Assad and end with songs from Out of Darkness and Josh Blakesley. Other artists you’ll hear in between include Sarah Kroger, Curtis Stephan, Steve Angrisano, Taylor Tripodi, and Dana Catherine with a track from her first album, “Glorious Horizons”.

Song List
Dana Catherine – “Glorious Horizons” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “I Will Pour Out My Heart” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “King in His Kingdom” Amazon iTunes
Andrea Thomas – “Crying Out to You” Amazon iTunes
Curtis Stephan – “Rest in God Alone (Psalm 62) Amazon iTunes
Steve Angrisano – “A Rightful Place” Amazon iTunes
Taylor Tripodi – “Forgiven” Amazon iTunes
Out of Darkness – “Let Your Light Shine” Amazon iTunes
Alverlis – “Trade My Will” Amazon iTunes
Audrey Assad – “Even Unto Death” Amazon iTunes
Marian Grace – “I Heard The Voice” Amazon iTunes
Josh Blakesley – “How Great is Our God” Amazon iTunes
Of The Tower – “Follow You” iTunes

S4:E9 Catholic Playlist Show – #160

New Release and Artist

Catholic Playlist #160

A new release from NOVUM and the debut of our latest new featured artist highlights this episode of the Catholic Playlist Show.

Episode #160 is pleased to debut a song from NOVUM’s new EP ‘From The Ground’, a 5 track compilation of their latest work. Also in the playlist are many of your favorite artists such as Tori Harris, Lee Roessler, E.P.I.C the Band, John Finch and a classic from Matt Maher. Leading off the second segment of the show is Ricky Vazquez, our new featured artist this week and a track from his EP ‘More Heart Than Sleeve’.

Song List
NOVUM – “Free” Amazon iTunes
Ricky Vazquez – “House of Cards” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Praise to You” Amazon iTunes
Lee Roessler – “How Sweet the Sound” Amazon iTunes
Alob & Emily Wilson – “Mercy Wins” Amazon iTunes
E.P.I.C. the Band – “Life” Amazon iTunes
Tori Harris – “Less of Me” Amazon iTunes
Dante Schmitz – “Shine on Me” Amazon iTunes
Army of Me – “White Flag Flies” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Hold Us Together” Amazon iTunes
PJ Anderson – “Mercy Mercy” Amazon iTunes
Rachel Ann & Cassandra Acree – “Still I Run” Amazon iTunes

S4:E8 Catholic Playlist Show – #159

Irish Music for St Patrick's Day

Catholic Playlist #159

It’s a special treat for fans of Irish music this week on the Catholic Playlist Show!

In honor of St Patrick’s feast day on Friday, March 17th, our first segment of the show is filled with Irish music. We have Joe Zambon with ‘Irish Jig’, Sythian with ‘Jigsaw’ and Seasons with ‘King of the Faeries’. Of course Ceili Rain shows up too, with 2 songs that should be familiar with Catholic Playlist listeners. We round out the rest of the show with the likes of L’Angelus, Tom Booth, Josh Blakesley, Jackie Bissin and more.

Song List
Joe Zambon – “Irish Jig” Amazon iTunes
Scythian – “Jigsaw” Amazon iTunes
Seasons – “King of the Faeries” Amazon iTunes
Ceili Rain – “The King & I”, “Let Me Find a Way (To Find You)” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “Ca C’est Bon” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Bissin – “Touch the Sky” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Be With Me, Lord (PS 91)” Amazon iTunes
Katy Blythe – “I Thirst” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “Song of Grace” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Rose – “Sharing Calvary” Amazon iTunes
Josh Blakesley Band – “Here At The Cross” Amazon iTunes
Alanna Boudreau – “Dismantled by Love” iTunes
Tom Booth – “Sacred Silence” Amazon iTunes

Catholic Playlist Worship #88 and #89

Playlists for Lent Continue

Catholic Playlist Worship #88 #89

Finally getting caught up with posting Catholic Playlist Worship shows, with this post containing the latest 2 episodes for Lent.

More music for lent highlights episode #88 of Catholic Playlist Worship. Notable songs include “Walk Through The Valley” from Sarah Hart and “Sharing Calvary” by Danielle Rose. The Benedictines of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist (“O Sacred Head Surrounded”) and WLP Choir (“At The Cross Her Station Keeping”) offer some long standing traditional hymns for Lent. They’re joined by Michelle Romary, Voces8, L’Angelus, Marian Grace, the Monks of Norcia, and more.

Great music for Lent can again be found in the playlist for episode #89 this week, notably “Lord Have Mercy” performed by Greg&Lizzy and released as part of Vigil Project Series 1 in 2016. To learn more about the Vigil Project, visit www.thevigilproject.com. Other music heard this week include selections from Jon Sarta, Katy Blythe, Kitty Cleveland, Andrea Bocelli and the Benedictines of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Be sure not to miss “The Litany of the Saints” from the Schola Cantorum of St Peter at the end!

Song List
Sarah Hart – “Walk Through the Valley” Amazon iTunes
The Priests – “Amazing Grace” Amazon iTunes
St Louis Jesuits – “Turn to Me” Amazon iTunes
Voces8 – “Miserere Mei” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “Hosea”, “Jesus, Remember Me”, “Were You There”, “What Wondrous Love Is This” Amazon iTunes
Michelle Romary – “Go in Peace” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “Jesus My Lord, My God, My All” Amazon iTunes
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles – “O Sacred Head Surrounded”, “Improperia” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “At the Cross Her Station Keeping” Amazon iTunes
Marian Grace – “Lead Kindly Light” Amazon iTunes
The Monks of Norcia – “Sancta Et Immaculata” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Rose – “Sharing Calvary” Amazon iTunes
The Vigil Project (Greg&Lizzy) – “Lord Have Mercy” Amazon iTunes
Katy Blythe – “I Thirst” Amazon iTunes
Audrey Assed – “It Is Well With My Soul” Amazon iTunes
Choir of St Ignatius of Loyola – “O vox omnes: O vos omnes” Amazon iTunes
Andrea Bocelli – “The Lord’s Prayer” Amazon iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “You Are Near” Amazon iTunes
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Oh God of Loveliness” Amazon iTunes
The Schola Cantorum of St Peter – “The Litany of the Saints” Amazon iTunes

Catholic Playlist Worship #87

Music for Lent Continues

Catholic Playlist #87

We hope your Lent is proving to be spiritually fruitful so far this year. To help, we have more music to help you in your journey to the Lords Passion.

“Behold the Wood” by Dan Schutte leads off our next playlist for Lent in episode #87 of the Catholic Playlist Worship show. He’s joined by Greg&Lizzy with a selection from last year’s Vigil Project Series #1 album as well as FOCUS Worship with “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”. Other artists appearing this week include Jaime Thietten, Collin Raye, Jon Sarta, Dee Simone, Ed Bolduc and several others.

Song List
Audrey Assad – “It Is Well With My Soul” Amazon iTunes
Benedictines of Mary – “Stabat Mater” Amazon iTunes
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Ave Verum Corpus” Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “Were You There?” Amazon iTunes
Dan Schutte – “Behold the Wood” Amazon iTunes
Dee Simone – “be still” Amazon iTunes
Ed Bolduc – “If Today” Amazon iTunes
FOCUS – “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” Amazon iTunes
Greg&Lizzy – “Lord Have Mercy” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “In This Place” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “Hosea”, “What Wondrous Love Is This” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “Crux Fidelis” Amazon iTunes

S4:E4-E7 Catholic Playlist Show – #155 thru #158

From Upbeat to Silence for Weeks...

Catholic Playlist Show

It figures. I play up a special episode featuring all ‘super upbeat’ songs, which proved really popular, and then I don’t post a new show for nearly 2 months. From upbeat to silence for weeks…how ironic.

New shows have been produced nearly every week since the upbeat show, and I’ll post some explanation as to why the posts have been delayed soon, but until then enjoy this catch up post featuring 4 shows:

#155
After releasing an “upbeat” theme show featuring all high energy songs, this week we take things a little slower, but only a little. Some of the music in the playlist includes “Coming Home” by Joe Zambon, “Even The Winter” by Audrey Assad, “Even In This” from Josh Blakesley and “Innocent” by Francis Cabildo. Other artists you’ll hear include Out of Darkness, Alob, Kara Klein, Tori Harris, Dave Moore and others.

#156
The process of selecting music for each playlist sometimes leads us to find songs on albums that we didn’t notice before. That’s the case this week as we realized that “Curls” from Katy Blythe’s debut EP ‘NEW’ was a really good song. Same goes for “All I Am Is Yours” by Benjamin Jude and “Lead Me To You” by John Trabbic. Catch these tracks plus more from NOVUM, Mikey Needleman, Taylor Tripodi, Jaime Thietten, Cooper Ray and more.

#157
Lent is underway in 2017 and while we won’t be playing songs with alleluia in the title or in the lyrics (but we might miss one here or there — please forgive!), we will keep playing the best and newest contemporary Christian music by Catholic artists. This week we have title track Undone from Danielle Noonan’s new EP, as well as songs from Alverlis, Kyle Sinkule, Dan Francis, Greg&Lizzy, Marie Miller and more.

#158
The latest release from Chris Bray highlights this episode of the Catholic Playlist show. We debut 2 songs from Chris’ album “Joy In My Heart” in the playlist – “King In His Kingdom” and “In The Name”, and surround them with great tracks from Stefania Elsmore, Dana Catherine, Ike Ndolo, Matt Maher and many more.

Song List
New songs heard in these 4 shows are found below. Otherwise, you can find links to the songs and artists in these show in previous episodes here on the website.

Cody Roth – “Colors Left Unseen” Amazon iTunes
EPIC The Band – “Agape” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “Undone” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “King in His Kingdom”, “In His Name” Amazon iTunes


Catholic Playlist Worship #84 thru #86

Catholic Playlist Worship

I have some catching up to do. It’s been well over a month since I last posted a show to the website, even though I still produced 3 Worship and 4(!) Playlist shows that have aired on radio. For those interested I’ll post an explanation of what’s been going later. But for now let’s get to the Worship shows!

Worship show #84 dates to February 3rd and features artists include L’Angelus, Liz Christian, The Priests, Sarah Kroger, Michelle Romary and many others:

Worship shows #85 and #86 begin our series of Lent themed programs, featuring music appropriate for Lent. Not every selection fits into the Lenten category, but we put as many as we could into each episode to avoid duplication in subsequent weeks. Episode #85 includes “These Forty Days of Lent” by the WLP Choir, “Ashes” and “Hosea” from Jon Sarta, and “O Vos Omnes” by the Choir of St Ignatious of Loyola. Other artists found in the playlist include L’Angelus, Voces8, Marian Grace, and Annie Karto:

Episode #86 continues with songs like “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” from Jon Sarta, “Pange Lingua” from The St Cecilia Choir of Girls, and “Per Crucem” by Melinda Kirigin-Voss. Other artists in the playlist include Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, Jaime Thietten, Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, and Angelina:

Song List
Episode #84
Voces8 – “Miserere Mei” Amazon iTunes
Michelle Romary – “Lady of Knock” Amazon iTunes
Simonetta & FourEver – “Attende Domine” Amazon iTunes
Marian Grace – “Ave Maris Stella” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” Amazon iTunes
The Priests – “Alleluia (Pachelbels Canon)” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “For All The Saints” Amazon iTunes
St Louis Jesuits – “Like A Shepherd” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “Be Thou My Vision (feat Geoffrey Kelly)” Amazon iTunes
Monks of Norcia – “Vidi Speciosam (Responsory)” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “Be Not Afraid” Amazon iTunes
Liz Christian – “Psalm 55” Amazon iTunes

Episodes #85 & #86
Jon Sarta – “Ashes”, “Hosea”, “Jesus, Remember Me”, “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “These Forty Days of Lent”, “At the Cross Her Station Keeping” Amazon iTunes
St Cecilia Choir of Girls – “Pange Lingua” Amazon
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles – “Stabat Mater”, “O Sacred Head Surrounded” Amazon iTunes
Melinda Kirigin-Voss – “Per Crucem (By Your Cross)” Amazon iTunes
Choir of St Ignatius of Loyola – “O Vos Omnes”, “Pange Linga (Gregorian Chant)” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” Amazon iTunes
Andrea Bocelli – “Stabat Mater” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “This Day God Give Me” Amazon iTunes
Dominican Sisters of Mary – “Bride of Christ” Amazon iTunes
Marian Grace – “Sweet Sacrament” Amazon iTunes
Annie Karto – “I Thirst” Amazon iTunes
John Rutter – “The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation” Amazon iTunes
Edwin Fawcett – “Stronghold” Amazon iTunes
Vince Ambrosetti – “Be Not Afraid” Amazon iTunes
Angelina – “The Deer’s Cry (Breastplate of St Patrick)” Amazon iTunes
Jon Niven – “Open The Eyes of My Heart” Amazon iTunes

S4:E3 Catholic Playlist Show – #154

A Special 'Super Upbeat' Playlist!

Catholic Playlist #154

Each week we encourage listeners to send us their requests and we receive a number of submissions from artists eager to get their music on the show. But this week we received the following message:

I was disheartened when my husband commented that he would listen to more Christian/Catholic music, but found it “sad” or with an overriding down beat. Can you help my effort to have him discover the love of Christ by creating a super upbeat playlist? He regularly works out at the gym, and i’d love to infiltrate his current playlist with songs from your show! Let’s work together to take the Trinity to the treadmill!

With a request like that we had to do it! So this week the Catholic Playlist goes “super upbeat” with selections from Dan Francis, Delmore, John Finch, Kevin Heider, Matt Maher and our lone female artist in the playlist, Marie Miller.

Song List
Mathias Michael – “Amplified” Amazon iTunes
Dan Francis – “Sing” Amazon iTunes
Delmore – “Spirit Come” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “This Side Of Paradise” Amazon iTunes
Kevin Heider – “All I Want (Love Come Alive)” Amazon iTunes
Bob Rice – “For That Is What We Are” Amazon iTunes
Dante Schmitz – “Uncovered” Amazon iTunes
Ben Walther – “Mighty to Save” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Strong Is Your Love” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Glorify You” Amazon
Matt Maher – “Shout Of The King” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Glorious” Amazon iTunes
Jacob and Matthew Band – “Give Glory” Amazon iTunes
Jeremy and Ryan – “Unstoppable”

S4:E3 Catholic Playlist Worship #83

Catholic Playlist #83

We love listening to all kinds of music but especially the kind that transcends our human experience and leads us toward worship and the Holy Mass. That’s what you get in each Catholic Playlist Worship show and episode #83 continues the tradition. This episode features music from The Priests and their new album ‘Alleluia’, Kathleen Fowle, Jon Sarta, Edwin Fawcett, John Rutter, SonLight and many more.

Song List
Jon Sarta – “How Great Thou Art” Amazon iTunes
Edwin Fawcett – “Lord I Am Not Worthy” Amazon iTunes
Ciaran Hope – “Prayer of St Francis” Amazon iTunes
Cambridge Singers – “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes” Amazon iTunes
The Priests – “Nearer My God To Thee” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “Be Thou My Vision” Amazon iTunes
Twila Paris – “How Beautiful” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “Set Your Heart on the High Gifts” Amazon iTunes
SonLight – “Deeper” Amazon iTunes
Kathleen Fowle – “You Are My God” Amazon iTunes
Schola Cantorum of St Peter’s in the Loop – “Gift Of Finest Wheat” Amazon iTunes

S4:E2 Catholic Playlist Show – #153

Catholic Playlist #153

One of great things about a show like the Catholic Playlist is that it features a diverse variety of music genres, from pop to rock to folk to country to even a little hip hop. A distinctly country sound can be found in the second segment of this week’s Catholic Playlist Show. That’s no surprise with songs from Matt Faley and Kyle Sinkule, but Ben Walther will surprise you with “To One”. Don’t miss it and other great music from the likes of Adam Bitter, Dana Catherine, Alanna Boudreau, John Finch and last week’s new featured artist Stefania Elsmore.

Song List
Adam Bitter – “Rest In God Alone” Amazon iTunes
Rebecca Roubion – “Anywhere I Go” Amazon iTunes
Dana Catherine – “My Savior in Me” Amazon iTunes
Greg&Lizzy – “I Won’t Settle” Amazon iTunes
Stefania Elsmore – “All There Is” Amazon iTunes
Ben Walther – “To One” Amazon iTunes
Noelle Garcia – “Wonderfully Made” Amazon iTunes
Emily Wilson – “Beautiful and Yours” Amazon iTunes
Kyle Sinkule – “Saul” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Wrestling Flames” Amazon iTunes
Alanna Boudreau – “Dismantled by Love” iTunes
Matt Faley – “On My Own” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Praise To You” Amazon iTunes