29 Jun Interview with Kevin Twit (Indelible Grace Music)
I’ve been a fan of Indelible Grace Music for a couple of years, since hearing their “Big Hymn Sing Live In Nashville” album. It’s currently (29/6/13) available for free on Noisetrade, so you should definitely download it! As an album, it was strongly influential on New Scottish Hymns, particularly in the way it set the tone for what we were aiming for at our live concerts. They also have numerous other Indelible Grace albums available here
This interview is useful for Christian musicians, worship leaders looking to get a fresh perspective for developing a Christian music ministry. Kevin Twit is a pastor who comes from a pro-music/production background. He heads up Indelible Grace, a music ministry based in Nashville TN. IGM repurpose old hymn lyrics with new tunes, bringing them to new audiences, and helping people to engage with hymns in a fresh and transforming way.
When I get the chance, I’ll try and isolate the audio and make it available as an mp3 for those who prefer that.
Kevin highlights some of the issues and challenges which we’ve also been encountering with the New Scottish Hymns project.
We talked about Kevin’s background, his approach to music in worship, the value of hymns, and what the church needs from its musicians and hymnwriters. We also spent a lot of time discussing the logistical issues surrounding “The Big Hymn Sing Live In Nashville” which was recorded and filmed at the Ryman auditorium a few years ago. If you’re interested to know what is involved in running a project of that size, Kevin reveals all!
He also mentions resources which he recommends for anyone interested in studying hymnody. I’ve posted his extensive list of hymnody resources here.