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:E23 Catholic Playlist Worship #103

Catholic Playlist Worship #103

The Catholic Playlist Worship show returns after an unintentionally long break to once again share with you some beautiful and inspirational sacred and traditional music to raise your spirit up to God. We have an amazing version of Ave Maria from Voces8 to lead off the program and the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist share “Bride of Christ” with us from their album The Rosary Mysteries, Meditations & Music. Other performers include The Priests, Angelina, Kitty Cleveland, Collin Raye and many more.

Song List
Voces8 – “Biebl Ave Maria” Amazon iTunes
Angelina – “Here I Am Lord” Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “How Great Thou Art” Amazon iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “Be Not Afraid” Amazon iTunes
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “O Sanctissima” Amazon iTunes
The Priests – “You Raise Me Up” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Holthusen – “Only a Shadow” Amazon iTunes
Color – “Hail Mary Gentle Woman” Amazon iTunes
Dominican Sisters of Mary – “Bride of Christ” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Evancho – “The Lords Prayer” Amazon iTunes
Michael W Smith – “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Amazon iTunes
Schola Cantorum of St Peter’s in the Loop – “Gift of Finest Wheat” Amazon iTunes
Cambridge Singers – “Veni, Creator Spiritus” Amazon 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

Catholic Playlist Makes Top 100 Christian Music Blog List

Ranked #49 and only Catholic focused music site listed

Top 100 Christian Music Blog

We’re pleased to announce that the Catholic Playlist Show has been selected as one of the Top 100 Christian Music Blogs on the internet. This Feedspot site claims it’s the most comprehensive list of the top 100 blogs out of thousands of top Christian Music blogs, based on Feedspot’s index using search and social metrics. The rankings are refreshed once a week and based on the following criteria:

Media Appearance: The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM

Deacon Jeff to be guest on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show

Jennifer Fulwiler Show

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been invited to be guest on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on SiriusXM to talk about the current state of Catholic contemporary Christian music and the Catholic Playlist show! Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 2:20pm Eastern
Where: The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM Channel 129

You might be wondering how this opportunity came about. Well, it all started when

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

New Featured Artist: The Mosleys

The Mosleys

This week we’re pleased to introduce you to The Mosleys, our new featured artist this week in episode #175 of the Catholic Playlist. Hailing from Florida where they’re music ministers at their home parish, the married songwriting duo of Rachel and Stephen Mosley have managed to nurture their budding music careers while also nurturing their 5 young children.

It all started for them after winning an open mic competition at Zac Brown’s Southern Grounds in Senoia, Georgia. With their studio time prize they recorded their first EP, Beneath the Trees and Stars, in 2015 at Zac Brown’s Crow’s Nest Studio in Atlanta. Since then they’ve been busy playing festivals and stages, sharing the stage with such talent as Liz Longley, Harpeth Rising, and Air Supply, and many others.

The Mosleys Ordinary TimeTheir first full length album titled “Ordinary Time” was released in June 2017 following a successful PledgeMusic campaign. Produced by Phil Madeira and Jimmy Abegg (one of Rich Mullins’ ragamuffins by the way), the album is a slice of Americana folk that fans of the genre will enjoy right away.

And while their music isn’t expressly Catholic or religious in the sense of Christian music, it is certainly informed by their Catholic worldview and contains many themes that resonate with what it means to live the Christian life (You can say the same thing about Marie Miller’s latest album “Letterbox”).

To learn more about The Mosleys, check out their website – www.themosleysmusic.com. And don’t miss reading their blog too, which offers a poignant and sometimes hilarious look into the life of a traveling musical family.

S4:E22 Catholic Playlist Worship #102

Catholic Playlist Worship #102

Once again we’re pleased to bring you some of your favorite Catholic sacred and traditional music in this episode of Catholic Playlist Worship. “Te Deum” by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist is a definite highlight, as is Audrey Assad’s performance of “It Is Well With My Soul”. Kitty Cleveland, Fr Stan Fortuna, Collin Raye and Vince Ambrosetti also appear in this episode.

Song List

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist – “Te Deum” Amazon iTunes
Audrey Assad – “It Is Well With My Soul” Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “I Am The Bread Of Life” Amazon iTunes
Fr Stan Fortuna – “Gift of Finest Wheat” Amazon iTunes
Dan Schutte – “Here I Am, Lord (Anniversary Recording) Amazon iTunes
Friar Alessandro – “Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “Holy, Holy, Holy” Amazon iTunes
Andrea Bocelli – “Stabat Mater” Amazon iTunes
Vince Ambrosetti – “Be Not Afraid” Amazon iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “Adoro Te” Amazon iTunes
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Tatum Ergo” Amazon iTunes
St Louis Jesuits – “Like A Shepherd” 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