In the Morning

by Brandon Wadley

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    releases 09 August 2014

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1.
In the Morning
2.
Autumn Song
3.
Traveling Mercies
4.
Civil War Brothers
5.
Stronger Than I'll Ever Hold to You
6.
Oh, For the Joy Set Before
7.
This Side of Love
8.
Get Outside Yourself
9.
My Oldest Friend

about

Here is falling in love with the Lord again; and herein is love for another.

This album is to my sweet wife Katie, our beautiful families, and listeners like you.

These songs were written from May, 2013 until Summer 2014 and are a musical record of some of the beautifully mysterious changes that took place in my and Katie's hearts and spirits throughout our dating and engagement, all by the work of Jesus Christ. Many lyrics are derived from the Bible (Psalm 139), traditional hymns, and the teachings of Chad Smith, C.S. Lewis, and Tim Keller, who we believe are teachers and writers inspired and anointed by God.

Other inspirations include John Newton, Charles and John Wesley, Jon Foreman and Switchfoot, Sufjan Stevens, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Aaron Roche, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Tallest Man on Earth, The Collection, and Indelible Grace.

Many, many thanks to all who attended the Wadley-Landry wedding on August 9, 2014, Westminster PCA, ETSU RUF, Chad and the Smiths, Ron and the Gilberts, the Feltmans, the Gaultneys, the Millicans, family and other folks in Cookeville, Maryville, Cleveland, Johnson City, Asheville, Paducah, and Lexington, Al's, Stella's, Sweetwater IPA, Hazelnut coffee from Vienna, Panera, and Dunkin, Poet's, The Office, oatmeal with craisins, the Staglianos, Laguna Beach and the Truman Show, Grady, Chris, 215, the Doctor, and you.

credits

releases 09 August 2014

All songs written, recorded, edited, and produced by Brandon Wadley; vocals, guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin, cello, and kick drum by Brandon; backup vocals in "Civil War Brothers" and "Stronger Than I'll Ever Hold to You" by Katie Wadley; drums and percussion on "In the Morning," "Autumn Song," "Traveling Mercies," and "Stronger Than I'll Ever Hold to You" by Chris Hickman and the $75 wonder set; dobro in "Get Outside Yourself" by Gary Hultman. Special thanks to Eric Feltman, Brandon Reed Green, Sandy Smith, John Cotton, Nat Clemens, and Jared Garner for lending various instruments and noise making devices for recording.

All songs recorded in the Westminster PCA sanctuary and youth room, as well as a practice room of the Clayton Center at Maryville College; on a Fostex MR8HD digital multi-track recorder, later edited on Garageband.

Album artwork by Brandon Wadley.

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Brandon Wadley Johnson City, Tennessee

Hey, my name is Brandon and I've been writing songs, recording and performing since around 2009, playing mainly in East Tennessee. My goal is to write songs that point to a greater hope or consolation. I am a normal human being and I love my fiancée, cats, coffee, the outdoors, and living life like the story that just keeps getting better, told by the greatest author ever. ... more

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