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Rock on the Mount — May 15, 2010

Acoustic set, as Gospel Days:
1. Holy One (Lamb of God)

Main set, as Underground Apocalypse:
1. Intro: “I love the smell of napalm in the morning…”
2. All Along the Watchtower/The Lord’s Prayer
3. Do Not Destroy
4. John the Baptist
5. Peacemakers
6. Lord, Take My Hand
7. Lord Jesus Christ

To hear recordings of these sets, visit http://gospeldays.com/?p=718.

All originals except, of course, “All Along the Watchtower.”

Underground Apocalypse came together for this event. The band is Zander Smead on bass, Michael Gardner on drums, and me on guitar and singing. Zander is a freshman at Lincoln High School, and a member of the youth group at Mountain Bible Church. Michael is in college, and also a member of the youth group. I’m the youth pastor. All three of us are on the worship team at our church. We practiced a few times before the event, and it came together nicely.

(Zander, Michael — You guys rocked the mount!)

“Peacemakers” was dedicated to Stuart Rind, who would have helped out at Rock on the Mount, but was working flood relief in Nashville. One line in “Peacemakers” was inspired by Stuart — “Blessed are the feet of those who declare God’s love…” Listen to the audio recording for explanation.

Remember the Well: Festival benefitted well project in West Africa. Download the brochure (PDF file) to read about it and to learn how you can help.

Audio recordings

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These recordings were captured on my Olympus LS-10 digital recorder. These are “audience” (open air) recordings; they were not run through the soundboard.

Click here to stream; otherwise, you can download the files.

Main set —
[audio:2010-ROTM.mp3]
Download (50 MB file) — [download id=”28″] — right-click to download

Acoustic set —
Download (8 MB file) — [download id=”29″], “Holy One (Lamb of God)” — right-click to download or click here to stream

Zander asked, later after the show, why I was playing all the songs so fast. In a word, I was tense. Planning Rock on the Mount took a lot out of me. Only, I didn’t realize how tense I was until after the show. Thankfully, the whole festival went smoothly, and a lot of people had fun.

And introducing Seeking Savior…

I had the pleasure of introducing Seeking Savior, a junior-high band from Baymont Christian School, consisting of Jared Wilson and his friends Ryan Jensen and Christian Jensen. This was their debut performance. (Note: My apologies to everyone who wants to hear the whole set. My recorder malfunctioned, so I only caught the last few songs — fortunately, most of their set. If someone has video, please contact me.)

Seeking Savior setlist —

Salvation is Here
Back to You
Well of Life
Grace Like Rain
Lifesong
Blessed Be Your name
Salvation is Here (encore)

Download (23 MB file) — [download id=”30″] — right-click to download or click here to stream

Also introducing Michael Walling…

Michael Walling is a good friend of mine who picked up the guitar a few years ago. He’s written several songs, and he performed two acoustic songs at Rock on the Mount 2010. This was his debut performance.

Download (7 MB file) — [download id=”31″] — right-click to download or click here to stream

Headlining — JOHANNES!

What the grunge movement lacked in the 1990s was Johannes, a three-piece Christian act from Brookings, Oregon. This band is definitely the best Christian act I’ve come across in the last several years. They were this year’s (and last year’s) headlining act. Visit their website at JohannesMusic.com. This recording, however, is not their main set, but their acoustic set. This is the song, “Shine.”

Download (6 MB file) — [download id=”32″] — right-click to download or click here to stream

Raised Threshold unplugged

Yeah, they are a “scream” band, but much more. Raised Threshold demonstrated they are much more during the acoustic portion of Rock on the Mount. This band can harmonize. Unfortunately, as I had to introduce them, and then hit the “record” button I caught the last half of the first song.

Download (13 MB file) — [download id=”33″] — right-click to download or click here to stream

Stephen Abbas & Michael Gardner, the comedy routine

These guys are creative. Stephen Abbas is a professional photographer; Michael Gardner an improv master. Granted, this performance was very visual — something lost entirely on the recording — but funnier than heck anyway. Enjoy.

Download (33 MB file) — [download id=”34″] — right-click to download or click here to stream

Streaming Audio

Underground Apocalypse, main set stream —
[pro-player type=”mp3″]http://gospeldays.com/audio/2010-ROTM.mp3[/pro-player]
Download (50 MB file) — [download id=”28″] — right-click to download

Gospel Days, acoustic stream–
[pro-player type=”mp3″]http://gospeldays.com/audio/2010-ROTM-Holy_One.mp3[/pro-player]
Download (8 MB file) — [download id=”29″], “Holy One (Lamb of God)” — right-click to download

Seeking Savior stream
[pro-player type=”mp3″]http://gospeldays.com/audio/ROTM-2010-Seeking-Savior.mp3[/pro-player]
Download (23 MB file) — [download id=”30″] — right-click to download

Michael Walling stream
[pro-player type=”mp3″]http://gospeldays.com/audio/2010-MW.mp3[/pro-player]
Download (7 MB file) — [download id=”31″] — right-click to download

Johannes acoustic stream
[pro-player type=”mp3″]http://gospeldays.com/audio/2010-ROTM-Johannes-acoustic.mp3[/pro-player]
Download (6 MB file) — [download id=”32″] — right-click to download

Raised Threshold acoustic stream
[pro-player type=”mp3″]http://gospeldays.com/audio/ROTM-RT-Acoustic.mp3[/pro-player]
Download (13 MB file) — [download id=”33″] — right-click to download

Stephen Abbas & Michael Gardner the comedy routine stream
[pro-player type=”mp3″]http://gospeldays.com/audio/SAMG.mp3[/pro-player]
Download (33 MB file) — [download id=”34″] — right-click to download

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