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Song Of The Soul
Song of the Soul invites you to a soul-level encounter. Music has the ability to proclaim the soul's language beyond what mere words can speak. That's what we seek as we invite our guests to share their Song of the Soul. You will hear the music that has charted the steps of their spiritual journey, that has provided a touchstone in the soul's dark night, and sung the hearts awe and joy when come to the Light. As you listen to Song of the Soul, you are both witness and companion to our guest's spiritual path and sacred testimony.

Song of the Soul guests provide about 25 minutes of the music that speaks of their spiritual path, beliefs or journey, and Mark Helpsmeet explores with them the relevance and meaning of this music to their experience. Some guests are musicians, perhaps sharing their own music, but most guests are simply sharing music they've been impacted by, written and performed by others.

The theme song for this program is by Cris Williamson and is called Song of the Soul. Please check out the wealth of great music Cris has gifted to the world.

Return of the Banjo (1/27/2018)

Mother Banjo (Ellen Stanley) is wonderful. In addition to her musical career, she is executive director of the Minnesota Music Coalition, and does a weekly show on station KFAI called Womenfolk. She writes all kinds of great music, with a special gift for creating new & impeccable gospel songs. She's shared the stage with many folks, among them Robert Bly and Tracy Grammar, and is coming near the end of fund-raising for her 5th album with a Kickstarter Campaign.  
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Unless otherwise indicated, all songs in this program are written & performed by Mother Banjo:
We Are Witness - from The Devil Hasn't Won
Water - Watch the video
Eyes on the Sky - home recording, projected title track for Proposed CD supported by Ellen's Kickstarter Campaign
The Devil Hasn't Won - from The Devil Hasn't Won
From This Valley - written by The Civil Wars, Recorded live at Cedar Cultural Center on 11/19/2017
Lots of Ways to Go Wrong - from The Devil Hasn't Won
Will Your House Be Blessed - record live at KFAI Radio on 1/10/2018