Pre-Order the album “Almanac No. 1” Now

Here: http://giantsandpilgrims.bandcamp.com/

Come and listen to the leading track off the new album! Share it with your friends for the pre-order because this is going to be such a tremendous album and we are so very excited.

January Playlist: “Resolution”

Whenever the season changes it’s good to have a soundtrack to follow and celebrate the new themes. Recreate this crafted playlist or look up some of these songs about New Year’s and new beginning to fill your January days.

What songs would you add? Feel free to leave them here in the comments!

1. Auld Lang Syne – Glenn Miller Band

2. New Year’s Day- U2

3. This is the New Year- Death Cab for Cutie

4. Golden Years- David Bowie

5. This Year’s Love- David Gray

6. What are You Doing New Year’s Eve?- Ella Fitzgerald

7. New Day- Gomez

8. This Year- Serendipity

9. When I was 17- Frank Sinatra

10. Auld Lang Syne- Andrew Bird

Here’s some additions after we asked folks on Facebook what they suggest listening to:

*Everything is New- Tim Coons

*Good Days-Renee Swick-Ziller and Tim Coons

*1999- Prince

*This is Not the End- Fieldwork

*Blue Danube- Johann Strauss

*Long December- Counting Crows

*Next Year- Foo Fighters

*What Planet is This?!- The Seat Belts

*Ice on Her Lashes- Brooke Fraser

*I See Fire- Ed Sheeran

*Get Lucky- Daft Punk

*Where is My Mind- The Pixies

 

Almanac Adventure: July “Summer Boats”

We were asked to play at the first ever festival put on by “Under the Radar”, an internet radio station that plays more thoughtful, creative music, often of a spiritual bent. They called the event “Under the Radar: Escape to the Lake”.

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It was such an amazing experience, not just because of the people and the music and the opportunities, but also because we got to take the family!

 

Betony,  Lucy, and Harriet got to come. And then we brought friends (musician Craig Basarich, photographer Thomas Nash, artist Kathryn Buncik) to help with the trip. It was a Circus Caravan of Fun wherever we pulled up!
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On one of the days we were there Betony led an Almanac Adventure. Together with some other folks they made boats together and asked the question, “What do you need to let go of this season? What are the things you want to load into this boat and leave at the lake- lightening the weight of life off your shoulders and into this vessel?”

 

People really got into it and took the creating seriously. Well, not too seriously. A ton of fun was still had. It made for a special moment during this get away to Wisconsin.

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Giants & Pilgrims One Take Video “Rally Those Hopes”

This September we put on a show at Atlas Church called “I Walk Slow”. It was a series of songs, stories, and meditations on Psalm 23. Photographer Jared Reno was at our first rehearsal and captured this. So beautiful. I love the energy and raw feel.

This song will be featured on our ALMANAC album. It was written with the idea of “working the fields” in mind. My favorite line is,

“Lift the veil on the summer night

House is hot, filled with dynamite

Set the table just to set us free

I’ll stay with you if you stay with me”

Just about working through those struggles. That’s the best love. The love that stays and digs in the dirt with the full hope that life will come from the messy soil.