I’m deeply interested in finding (and, to the very limited extent that I’m able, in encouraging) fresh artistic expressions of Mormonism. To choose one example of many, I love David Johansen’s rendition of “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” at the end of New York Doll, which I also thoroughly enjoyed.
So I want to share a Mormon-related musical phenomenon of which I’m very fond: Mark Abernathy and the Sabre Rattlers.
Listen to the hymns on the site. For me, at least, it was as if I were hearing them almost for the first time . . . again.
And, if you feel even slightly so inclined, buy them. New artistic expression can flourish only if it finds financial support. You can be, albeit perhaps on a small scale, a patron of the arts. ”Be the change you wish to see in the world!” admonishes the bumper sticker slogan. Although falsely attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, it contains more than a little wisdom. If you hope for better Mormon art, for richer expressions of the Restoration, support them.