A Flock of CDs (for the Wild Goose Festival)

Following up on last Sunday’s post of books by folks appearing at the Wild Goose Festival, here’s a gallery of selected CDs by some of the musicians who likewise are expected to show up at the first Wild Goose Festival, to be held in North Carolina this coming June 23-26. What excites me about this list is how eclectic it is — quite a variety of folks, and not just the usual suspects that you would expect at a “Christian” festival. With the likes of T-Bone Burnett, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Michelle Shocked due to perform, I might even be able to coax my agnostic brother and sister-in-law to come! I’m particularly excited about Steve Lawson and Ric Hordinski, both of whom do truly wonderful ambient style music, on bass and guitar, respectively.

Imagine the opportunity to hear — and interact with — these music-makers, along with a few thousand other creative, visionary, and justice-oriented people of faith. Throw in some great conversations, opportunities for artistic expression, and creative worship experiences, and you have the Wild Goose Festival. I hope I’ll see you there. To learn more, visit the website or just go ahead and buy your tickets already!

Pentecost and Ecstasy
Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives
In Memoriam: Kenneth Leech
Sanctity and Struggle, or, Why Saints Have Chaotic Inner Lives (Hint: It's Because We All Do)
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.