Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Artist Exclusive: 1-on-1 with Covenant31 and Facebook DJ Deb



About Covenant31
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If you want to hear some fresh music for the new year that revisits and combines the early sounds of Bebo Norman, Third Day and Casting Crowns made popular in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s…check out the up and coming band Covenant 31. 
I recently got a chance to interview them on what’s new, and what’s been brewin’ for awhile, for their band. So, readers. Have a seat, and let’s get you acquainted…
So… Band name. Your website says you get Covenant 31 from the passage in Jeremiah 31:31-34. Below is the NIV version of the verse pasted from Bible Gateway.  Jeremiah 31:31-34 (NIV)
31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
    I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
    though I was a husband to[d] them,[e]
declares the Lord.
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33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
    after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds
    and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.
34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
    from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
“For I will forgive their wickedness
    and will remember their sins no more.”

Q - Provide us a little insight into this passage and also, why the band decided to hang their hat on it.
A - Well we LOVE the whole idea of covenant - how God came to man to make a covenant with him and when man could not fulfill his side God stepped down into our world and Jesus fulfilled the covenant and made the way for all who would believe on Him! WOW! what a LOVE!
Your band has released 2 independent albums to date. Your self-titled debut studio EP, Covenant 31 in 2008, and your latest album, Power in the Name, recorded with Grammy nominated producer Ed Cash (Bebo Norman, Aaron Shust, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, Chris August, Kari Jobe, Matthew West, Dave Barnes, Toby Mac, Matt Maher, Moriah Peters, Bethany Dillon and more). 
Q – What was it like recording with Cash?
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A –  Ed (and Scott) Cash are Awesome!!! that sums it up! But to clarify... We loved how Ed and Scott (Ed's brother) would bathe everything in prayer!  Before they even agreed to work with us they prayed about it, then before even recording a lick they prayed with us seeking God's will and blessing etc... And beyond that Ed has an amazing talent for producing and bringing things out of our voices and instruments that we would never have thought of, making the music  even better!  It was a great experience - Can't wait to do it again soon!
Q – I would have been floored to work with Ed Cash. How did the band and Cash meet?
A- Well, Heather [singer, keyboardist] actually submitted some songs to him in email, and did not hear back right away. Then an email arrived saying that they would like to consider recording for us.  We did not meet live until we went to Nashville to their studio.  We did however have some Skype sessions with Scott beforehand.
One of your earlier singles, Your Love Is, (see a short behind-the-song story, here) possesses a sincere longing to be closer to the heart of God. It is a very genuine song. As a listener, I like this in a song.
Q- Was this one of the pivotal singles that got your band’s feet off the ground, or were there other stand-out songs that caught agents’ and producers’ ears?
A- Our first song that really caught attention was "Man on the Cross".  It was picked up by over 750 stations worldwide.  Australia's big radio network that resembles our KLOVE here in the U.S. picked it up and apparently loved it! 
The release of "Your Love Is" came after that and was also a success in radio.   More importantly, it has had success in connecting people to God in a very real and vulnerable way.  "Your Love Is" really accentuates the true state we are in as humankind - messed up! But God's Love does not come down to us with a giant list of to-do's before we can know Him and be known by Him! Jesus  broke the way wide open for us to come back to God - and it is that Love that is enough.... to capture our hearts... to leave us in awe of what the ALMIGHTY God has come to do for us broken human beings!  And He delights to save us and then use us..... that is just astounding!
Let’s step back and talk about the song and video for Power in The Name.
Fans, check out the video link here or above.
When I first saw this video I actually cried a little because of the story lines depicted. The video shows a young girl contemplating abortion, an older Christian man dealing with issues of self-righteousness, and an alcoholic father at the brink of almost losing his wife and family.
Q- Are some of these story lines any particular close friends or families’ testimonies which inspired the song? How was the production of the video chosen to complement the song’s message of the spiritual freedom from our chains of sin that Jesus’ blood provides?
A - We have met people everywhere we go with stories like these.  It is heartbreaking to see how so many people are broken in so many ways.  I know we are all broken in our own ways. We get to see and hear a little of the extent to which this world is so torn apart and we see and hear people so in need of a Love that won't let them down and won't let them go!  It makes you wonder what God must feel as He sees it ALL at the same time, His compassion must be overflowing!  

But the ALWAYS answer is Jesus!  His blood has secured the way! - and there is NO other Name given amongst men by which we MUST be saved!    We had to proclaim that message and to do so we chose those 3 story lines, because they are common issues.  We really wanted the video to be Jesus-centric, and I love the way it turned out! I think everyone can see that Jesus is the KEY to healing from these things and everything else for that matter!
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Q - I Am Changed is your latest single.  What are some life experiences  for the band that inspired this song?  
(P.s. listeners…here’s a LIVE video of the song!...if you were to mix the heartfelt lyrics and acoustics of Bebo Norman with the vocals and harmonies of Third Day, something like this song would be born.  )
A - Of course the application of this song is universal - it can touch every believer who is in that place of struggle, to know that we are changed forever because of Jesus.  But the actual inspiration came from one particular story. 

We had a young lady friend who got pregnant - she wasn't married.  And this baby was really a catalyst to bring her to Jesus.  One night 2 days before the baby girl was due our friend went in to the hospital to find out her little baby girl had died in utero - the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.  We were all stunned!  Saying "God, you used this baby to bring this friend to yourself, and now you are taking her little baby girl!?, We don't understand!.........  but..... we trust You." So Heather, having a similar life story to this friend, went and ministered to her at the hospital, and I grabbed my guitar and went into the garage and this song came right out.  

The great news is that God loves us dearly and we can trust Him in everything that happens to us here on Earth(the good and the bad), and we can rejoice that we have an eternal home FOREVER with Jesus when this whisp- vapor of a life is over.  Eternally secure no matter what happens here.

Praise God our friend did have another healthy baby boy!  And as you can imagine is the delight of her mother's (and grandparent's) hearts!
And now – for the Facebook DJ Five. The Five Questions I ask everyone I interview... 
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Q – In 5 words or less, who/what is your target audience? 

A- The World, Believers and Unbelievers
Q- What is the mission of your music/songs? 

A- To project and announce the good news (gospel) that Jesus saves! And to encourage those who already know Jesus about who we are in Him!
Q- What result would you want to see happen by the listeners of your songs? (5 yrs, 10 yrs, tomorrow?) 

A- We would love to see people understand the gospel and get saved! first off.  And be able to see people use these songs of ours to bless their souls every time they listen. 
http://covenant31.com/photos
L to R; Ashley-Bass/Sound Engineer, Patrick-Lead Singer/Acoustic Guitar, Dave-Electric Guitar, Heather-Singer/Keys, Josh-Drummer
Q- What is the band’s life Bible scripture right now?
A- That is a hard one.... so many good verses.... I would have to say one of our fav's is:

Zephaniah  3:17

"The Lord your God in your midst,            

The Mighty One, will save;

He will rejoice over you with gladness,

He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.”


Kind of hard to imagine sometimes : 
God singing over us - but that is what the scripture says!
                                                                                                                        
Q- Who is Jesus to you?
  
A- Jesus is compassionate, loving, AMAZINGLY patient Savior, Almighty Creator,  who gave everything and paid everything so we could come back to God.

(Almosts sounds like a song....... hmmm....... might have to write something from that......)
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Q – So…where can fans sample your music for Free? Didn’t I see an exclusive track available for a limited time on your website? Elaborate a little on this…
A – Right on our website at: http://covenant31.com/ - there is a player to sample several of our songs. Of course you can find us on Itunes as well: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/covenant-31/id302884350?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Q – I see you have a few September, 2013 Arizona dates. How can the fans and interested churches/venues get involved to book you for their events?
A- the best way is to contact us at email: info@covenant31.com

Or on the website: http://covenant31.com/contact
Fans can hear your music and share it on:
Your fans can find the band on:
Q - Are there any other social media locations that they should check out?
A - You covered them looks like! :)
Q – Finally, are there any new projects in the works for Covenant 31, or any special sneak previews as to what’s next for the band?
A - Yes. The next project is a hymns album - we are working on that one right now and looks like we will be making another trip to see Ed and Scott Cash soon! Praise God! We are Looking forward to it!
Q – Does the band have any closing thoughts for your audience, new listeners and the readers?
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A- Sure do!  - know that you are loved by God! with a Love beyond compare in Jesus! 

and come be our friend on facebook! and Twitter.  We can keep up with each other there. And come check our website http://covenant31.com/  for a bunch of other cool stuff!

In the meantime! God Bless you all in Jesus Name!
Thanks to Covenant 31 for the interview.
Album Art and photos provided by Patrick Eddolls on behalf of Covenant31
And this has been your Artist Exclusive 1-on-1 with Facebook DJ Deb and Covenant31! 

Tune in next time on this same Blog Page for something else! Very awesome I’m sure! 

Chatta’ Latta!

Facebook DJ Deb
 Deborah Ruth Dickson. Hence, the "dr" in @drdickson1 is on Twitter! "Facebook DJ Deb" has done interviews with independent Christian artists, authors and screen writers for her blog. She also spends her free time perfecting her unpublished Christian-genre screenplays. www.deborahruthdicksonwrites.blogspot.com   

Artists include:Screenwriter/Director Susan Shearer, Playwright/Author Angela Bertone, Author Ann Gabhart, Musician Bryan Duncan, Musician Mali Korsten, Musician Dan Macaulay, Film Maker Christopher ShawnShaw, Musician John Tibbs, Band Fourfold, Musician Jerry T-Wack and more in the works! 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Scoop! With Facebook DJ Deb and 2 movie-makers…



10 Days Left to Get Involved and Be a PART of the Familiar Spirits Production Crew! Visit http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits!

What’s Christopher Shawn Shaw been up to? 
It looks like he’s been collaborating with screenwriter/Producer/Actress, Susan Shearer. 
Let’s check it out!

Writer/Director/Producer Shaw
Well Dj Deb followers…If you remember my blog post back in May 2013 you remember writer, Director and short film maker, Christopher Shawn Shaw. But wait! He’s got more up his sleeve than just short, Christian comedies (like One Nightstand, discussed in our former interview).
Since May, he has done what? 

That’s right…

  
Produced - A short (and very serious) documentary about a family dealing with the loss of their 11 year old boy who had a special gift for motorcycling. Godspeed
 
Began directing and a funding campaign for- Familiar Spirits. A faith based film about a mother struggling with the grief of losing her daughter and how far she may go to get her back.
 
Still has Youth Group the Movie in the percolator – BUT GUESS WHAT!! YEP! He got a signed Letter of Intent from THE Stephen Baldwin to act and assist in the production of the film!!! 

Let’s discuss these things and more- below in better detail!

But First – THIS isn’t only an interview with Director Christopher Shawn Shaw! I have also invited screenwriter/producer of Familiar Spirits, Susan Shearer along…to shed some light on her latest film that sounds very suspenseful, gripping, and possibly controversial.
 
Susan – let’s start off with your take on Familiar Spirits. 

Q - I understand there is a funding campaign underway for the film production and marketing (10 DAYS LEFT, upon the writing of this post! Act now, viewers, and be a part of the film production/support crew! http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits Get the DVD Before the REST of the world for giving just 25 bucks!). Tell us a little bit about it and how the audience can be a part of this great work!
Screenwriter and Actress Susan Shearer
A –Thank you so much for asking! Christopher and I have put as much time into the fundraising as the actual film production. It’s quite a daunting task and we are so grateful to everyone who supports us through your prayers, and your donation of funds and then helping us spread the word by sharing it with your friends and family and extended circles of influence.
We were approached by a new crowdfunding organization called FaithLauncher. They loved our project and asked if they could partner with us to make our campaign a success. You can find our campaign at http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits



It truly does take a village to create a film and that’s where your listening/reading audience comes in. Every little bit helps! In light of that, we created perks all the way from the Two Buck Tuesday perk, where you get a joke from Mr. Punchline himself, all the way up to Executive Producer perk with all sort of fun things Exec Producers should be pampered with. There’s also a Walk On Role perk for aspiring actors and opportunities to be a part of the crew.
Check it out; I think you will find some fun things for Christmas gifts for the special people on your list.

Get Rewards for Supporting the Film! Click http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits
Christopher and I are very accessible to the public, so if there is something on your heart, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the links Deb provided at the end of this blog.



Q- Also. Before audience members give, they may be a bit hesitant, since the topic, is after all- about ghosts. Do you have a few words to diminish their freight about this topic, not typically covered, in Christian fiction? 

A- If you believe in God, you believe in the supernatural. The Bible is an amazing book about the spiritual realm and one that should not be taken lightly. There are spiritual battles going on all around us and in our own lives. 


Our story deals with a widow who has lost her only child and finds herself caught up in a huge spiritual battle. She is forced to make a tough decision… will she dare to ask the question that might take her daughter from her forever?

Christopher and I have been very faithful about staying true to what the Bible says about ghosts. We have sought out the advice of pastors, and Biblical scholars, to insure we are on track. Early on, a dear Christian friend who has been on this earth a bit longer than me said, “It’s a subject that the church ignores and it needs to be addressed.” That was the encouragement I needed to know we had something here.



Ookay. Before we hear Director Shaw’s input on this…let’s get some feedback from him on the short documentary, GodSpeed, which premiered at the 168 International Film Festival (http://www.168film.com) August 9th, 2013, and was voted Audience Favorite for that night’s screenings, as well as Runner Up Best Documentary at the overall festival.

Q – Christopher, tell us about how you and Thor Ramsey had a part in that project, which is, in some ways, out of your ‘typical’ genre of film making…or…is it?

Comedian Thor Ramsey  and Christopher Shawn Shaw
A- Thor is a teaching pastor at Canyon Lake Community Church in Canyon Lake, CA, and the Downey family interviewed in GODSPEED is a family he personally knows, who are part of the Church fellowship he pastors. We had previously discussed and pitched a feature film version of GODSPEED to a faith-based production company, and after being inspired by fellow veteran 168 Film Project filmmaker Theo Love (http://www.TheoLove.com), who did a documentary called LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON (http://www.littlehopewasarson.com), Thor decided to do a documentary version of GODSPEED, which he produced, directed, and edited. I helped produce, and shot some of the footage with our stellar Cinematographer, Colton Davie (https://vimeo.com/coltondavie).


Although I tend to gravitate toward quirky comedic material, I’m well versed with multiple genres of filmmaking, and thoroughly enjoy well-executed films of varying genres.

Before we go on, I would like to interject at how well-designed that film was and how it respectfully handled the Downey’s loss, yet clearly portrayed their real hope, doubt, and final resolve to dealing with how to handle the death of such a young loved one (they lost their son, Brett Downey, 11-year-old nationally known motocross racer) and each had to face how to pick up the pieces, and whether to turn from, or turn to God. 

Interested readers can donate to the foundation the family started at:  http://www.MXSafety38.org
 
Q- It really sounds like you’ve been trying to follow which doors God opens and not set any limits on yourself as a Director. This brings us back to your take on Familiar Spirits. What were your thoughts when you were first invited to help create a film like this (In the Suspense/Thriller genre) for “Faith-based” Fiction? Did it seem a little…contradictory?

A – Well, Susan was interested in producing something with me, so we had a brainstorm phone conversation, and I pitched the premise of what later became FAMILIAR SPIRITS (Thor Ramsey is one of our Script Consultants, and he suggested that title). Although Susan was really looking to do a feature film project next, she liked the idea of revealing the reality of a controversially popular aspect of the spiritual realm through a Biblical lens, and the premise I pitched her was pretty much always a short film in my mind. 
Table Read Cast for Familiar Spirits - Help Fund it! @FSMovie 
http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits
Upon further encouragement from outside suggestions and further conversation with Susan about it, we are open to the possibility of developing FAMILIAR SPIRITS into a feature film, pending audience interest and Development Phase funds to do so. The short film could be a stand-alone project as well as be a “calling card” of sorts to help get the feature film funded. Either way, we plan to do the short film first, pending funding, because that was my initial intent, and the story works really well as a 25-minute or so short film. 

So, please contribute to our campaign so we can make FAMILIAR SPIRITS: http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits. (EVERY amount – no matter how large or small – counts!) 


Please also share that link with your spheres of influence via regular E-mail and all your Social Media outlets! Thank you so much!

Well guys and gals… we’ve come to the “Facebook DJ Five” and as you know from my former interview with Director and filmmaker Shaw, he already answered those questions. Hence, my new guest, and Screenwriter/Producer/Actress, Susan Shearer, gets the lucky task of The Facebook DJ Five… Give it a go, Susan…

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     Now… to the Facebook DJ FIVE… The Five ultimate questions asked to everyone I interview…. 
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Q – In 5 words or less, who/what is your target audience? 
A Those curious about Supernatural Realm
Q- What is the mission of your movies?
A -In addition to entertaining our audience, it’s designed to plant seeds and create dialogue. My mission field is audience hearts.
Q- What result would you want to see happen by the viewers of your movies? (5 yrs, 10 yrs, tomorrow?)
A-I want to provoke the mainstream audience to think about spiritual matters and ask themselves what they believe. For them to challenge their own thoughts and beliefs.

I hope they leave the theater scratching their head and discussing with the person(s) they came with about, “What did you think?” Then later, maybe a week, maybe a month or two, perhaps even a year later, a light bulb will go on and they will have an “Ah Ha!” moment.
Susan Shearer (right) as an Actress


What a blessing that would be if someone coming to Christ as their Lord and Savior was a direct result of our movie. I’d be dancing on clouds before I get to heaven!



Q- What’s your life Bible scripture right now?
A -I have so many as God has been taking me through a huge time of growth. The entire book of Philippians was a great source of comfort and strength to me recently. I highly recommend it to anyone going through trials and struggles.
A good verse that just came to mind for our time of fundraising is:
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

~ Ephesians 3:20 God is so cool. He already knows what we need. 
And also, [in the context of using entertainment as a platform for sharing God's love and His story]
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.



Q- Who is Jesus to you?
A-Oh my. He is my everything. My Lord, my Savior, my Master, my King, my Bridegroom, my Comforter, the list goes on forever. He truly is Everything.



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Next. Christopher, let’s remind the viewers a little bit about Youth Group The Movie. Here is the tentative trailer that caught a well-known actor’s eye. Youth Group Trailer

Okay – so, I hope you readers, just clicked that. You didn’t? …Go watch it. We’ll wait…

Q - Christopher. Tell us about what point you are in the production of this film, is it full-length, what are your plans for gaining funding, and what was it like to get a call/contact (letter  of intent) from Mr. Stephen Baldwin? 

A- We are in the fundraising phase for YOUTH GROUP as well. Stephen Baldwin and his producing partner, John McGalliard, have been pitching YOUTH GROUP in order to secure the $1M production budget, as well as a $500K marketing and advertising budget. I actually connected with Stephen Baldwin via Social Media, asking if he’d share the link to the YOUTH GROUP Trailer to envision support...and he loved it enough to contact me. We soon after had a conference call, then a sit-down dinner meeting, and he expressed his desire to help us by coming alongside Thor and me as a Producer (primarily in regards to finding the budget), as well as an Actor in a supporting role in the film.  It was very exciting, and it’s good to know he and John believe in the project enough to continue to pitch it to their various connections. Please pray.

Q - What else in on your mind, Director Shaw, or yours, Screenwriter Shearer? What links have we missed, or can we provide to get the readers, listener and viewers involved in becoming a part of Familiar Spirits, Youth Group The Movie or anything else that might be coming around the bend for the either of you? 

What's New For Christopher Shawn Shaw
A – Regarding YOUTH GROUP, please continue sharing the link to the trailer to envision support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF5zaIkqw2U

Regarding FAMILIAR SPIRITS, please financially support (even if it’s just ten bucks) as well as share Susan’s and my FaithLauncher campaign link: http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits (Thank you SO much!)


There are numerous projects on the horizon, not only with Thor, but also with Comedian/Impersonator Scott Wood (www.MrPunchline.com), both short films and feature films. Also currently developing a quirky comedy short with Comedian/Ventriloquist David Pendleton (http://anythingcantalk.com/) with the help of veteran Comedians John Branyan (http://johnbranyan.com/) and Robert G. Lee (http://robertglee.com/). 

In addition, I’m convinced I’ve discovered an ongoing, cyclical way to generate production budget funds for short films and features while also raising funds for Church fellowships at the same time...it needs Church fellowships to host it and people to join in on the fun...Check out this promo video for Night Of Comedy & Short Films FUNdraiser events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hr4MZGlMRw

 What's New For Susan Shearer:

A— We invite you to check out our crowdfunding campaign on FaithLauncher http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits
And join in the fun by Following our Twitter page @FSMovie, and LIKEing our Facebook page
www.facebook.com/FamiliarSpiritsMovie
Again. We are very accessible. So if you would like to help or donate, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.
Susan Shearer as a Director



And as always, thanks to Director/Film maker/writer/producer Christopher Shawn Shaw and Screenwriter/Producer/Actress/Director Susan Shearer for the pleasure and honor to meet with you through this interview and support your ministries of Jesus’ love through the entertainment sector. 
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Ladies and gentlemen, don’t forget to check out Susan Shearer on Twitter@susanshearer, Facebook, www.FamiliarSpiritsFilm.com


And watch the Pitch Video for Familiar Spirits on FaithLauncher and see what level of rewards YOU want! :)  http://bit.ly/FamiliarSpirits

Also don't forget to...

Follow Christopher Shawn Shaw at his Twitter,(@directorCSS),  Facebook, imdb profile and YouTube at www.YouTube.com/CSS301 as well!

Photos and pending movie poster/cover art courtesy of Susan Shearer and Christopher Shawn Shaw.

And this has been The Scoop with Facebook DJ Deb and Director Christopher Shawn Shaw and Screenwriter Susan Shearer! 

Maybe sometime down the line (after the Familiar Spirits Campaign) we can discuss in more detail all the hats that Susan wears! It has been a pleasure to keep in touch with you, Christopher! Thanks again to you both!

(Fans! Keep an Eye out for an Audio Link added to this post! Pending scheduling!!!) 
Happy to have every reader, listener and viewer along, and tune in next time for more fun and enlightening entertainment news on this same blog page! 

It will be something very awesome, I’m sure!

Chatta Latta!
Facebook DJ Deb 
Deborah Ruth Dickson. Hence, the "dr" in @drdickson1 is on Twitter! "Facebook DJ Deb" has done interviews with independent Christian artists, authors and screen writers for her blog. She also spends her free time perfecting her unpublished Christian-genre screenplays. www.deborahruthdicksonwrites.blogspot.com   

Artists include:Angela Bertone, Ann Gabhart, Bryan Duncan, Mali Korsten, Dan Macaulay, Christopher ShawnShaw, John Tibbs, Fourfold, Jerry T-Wack and more in the works!