CD Review & GIVE AWAY: Joe Day’s “GRACE” a refreshingly well-crafted expression of faith & art

Grace is the name of Joe Day’s new 11-song CD and with a warm, approachable and styled production vibe it sounds much like message of its title. It’s definitely a Seattle cup of coffee—pull up a seat and enjoy the rain, conversation and atmosphere. I feel as if I am able to converse with the artist who wrote these songs. They are delivered with a natural human feel. In a refreshing way this is not the big stadium anthem worship sounds we have heard many times or the “God or girlfriend” lyric of CCM.

The guitars and instruments reject the modern tones that have been recently overdone while being current and modern. I love recordings that have that timeless quality of being familiar and fresh. It is not an easy balance. This CD does that hands down.

Tracks like  “Death to Life” demonstrate the depth lyrically. Day tells the story of being the prodigal while declaring some really solid theological points and well-crafted borrowing of biblical language like “I was a white-washed tomb…”

“I was at war with you, sinful even in the womb
I was a white-washed tomb, then you came and made me new”

The refrain makes this song a congregational where we can all sing along.

“You are my redemption, you are my salvation
You called me out of death to life
You beckoned me from dark to light”

The tune “Christ is Risen” surprises me in a good way creatively expressing some profound Christian thought with so few words.

“O – oh…look at the tree
O – oh…isnʼt the fruit good to eat
Ah – all…in Adam will die
O – oh…in Christ we will all be alive”

So, in summary, Joe Day’s album “Grace” is a refreshingly well-crafted expression of faith and art—I love just listening as well singing along. Definitely, I am adding this to my playlist.

I am excited to share this music with you, and actually, give away two copies! All you have to do is comment here in the blog comments below. At the end of the week, I will randomly draw two of you and you will get the CD in the mail.

Please do not wait, however, to get this CD on iTunes.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

124 comments

  1. I am always looking for some new music. Appreciate the heads up and the opportunity to win a copy.

  2. I am always looking for some new music. Appreciate the heads up and the opportunity to win a copy.

  3. I am always looking for some new music. Appreciate the heads up and the opportunity to win a copy.

  4. I am always looking for some new music. Appreciate the heads up and the opportunity to win a copy.

  5. Thanks Rich. I’ve never heard of Joe Day, but I’m always on the lookout for new music.

  6. Thanks Rich. I’ve never heard of Joe Day, but I’m always on the lookout for new music.

  7. Thanks Rich. I’ve never heard of Joe Day, but I’m always on the lookout for new music.

  8. Thanks Rich. I’ve never heard of Joe Day, but I’m always on the lookout for new music.

  9. Sounds awesome. I’ve been listening to some of the sample online and this sounds very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. Sounds awesome. I’ve been listening to some of the sample online and this sounds very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Sounds awesome. I’ve been listening to some of the sample online and this sounds very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  12. Sounds awesome. I’ve been listening to some of the sample online and this sounds very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. Very cool! Three comments within 5 minutes of posting. This is good stuff, guys. There also guitar sheets on his website which is linked above.

  14. Very cool! Three comments within 5 minutes of posting. This is good stuff, guys. There also guitar sheets on his website which is linked above.

  15. Very cool! Three comments within 5 minutes of posting. This is good stuff, guys. There also guitar sheets on his website which is linked above.

  16. Very cool! Three comments within 5 minutes of posting. This is good stuff, guys. There also guitar sheets on his website which is linked above.

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  21. Thanks Rich! I always enjoy listening to new music!
    Barry Westman

  22. Thanks Rich! I always enjoy listening to new music!
    Barry Westman

  23. Thanks Rich! I always enjoy listening to new music!
    Barry Westman

  24. Thanks Rich! I always enjoy listening to new music!
    Barry Westman

  25. I am down, always on the search for more music.I am also a poor college kid.
    So, free is even better 😀

  26. I am down, always on the search for more music.I am also a poor college kid.
    So, free is even better 😀

  27. I am down, always on the search for more music.I am also a poor college kid.
    So, free is even better 😀

  28. I am down, always on the search for more music.I am also a poor college kid.
    So, free is even better 😀

  29. Count me in! Thanks for always staying up to date with new music…dunno how you do it…

  30. Count me in! Thanks for always staying up to date with new music…dunno how you do it…

  31. Count me in! Thanks for always staying up to date with new music…dunno how you do it…

  32. Count me in! Thanks for always staying up to date with new music…dunno how you do it…

  33. hook it up

  34. hook it up

  35. hook it up

  36. hook it up

  37. Joe’s great!

  38. Joe’s great!

  39. Joe’s great!

  40. Joe’s great!

  41. Love listening to him at church. The cd sounds great!

  42. Love listening to him at church. The cd sounds great!

  43. Love listening to him at church. The cd sounds great!

  44. Love listening to him at church. The cd sounds great!

  45. Always love the MH worship band when I visit Seattle…. would love to win a copy of this music!

  46. Always love the MH worship band when I visit Seattle…. would love to win a copy of this music!

  47. Always love the MH worship band when I visit Seattle…. would love to win a copy of this music!

  48. Always love the MH worship band when I visit Seattle…. would love to win a copy of this music!

  49. I love all Mars Hill worship music and especially Joe Day’s!Christ is Risen is my favorite song!

  50. I love all Mars Hill worship music and especially Joe Day’s!Christ is Risen is my favorite song!

  51. I love all Mars Hill worship music and especially Joe Day’s!Christ is Risen is my favorite song!

  52. I love all Mars Hill worship music and especially Joe Day’s!Christ is Risen is my favorite song!

  53. I haven’t heard any Mars Hill music so would be cool to here some – I’m from the UK btw.

  54. I haven’t heard any Mars Hill music so would be cool to here some – I’m from the UK btw.

  55. I haven’t heard any Mars Hill music so would be cool to here some – I’m from the UK btw.

  56. I haven’t heard any Mars Hill music so would be cool to here some – I’m from the UK btw.

  57. I’ve been going to MH for about one and a half years and only recently realized that so many of the songs that sound like a new arrangement of an old hymn were actually written by Joe Day. Good solid lyrics with tunes I can relate to. God truly has blessed us at Mars Hill (and many others) through Joe Day.

  58. I’ve been going to MH for about one and a half years and only recently realized that so many of the songs that sound like a new arrangement of an old hymn were actually written by Joe Day. Good solid lyrics with tunes I can relate to. God truly has blessed us at Mars Hill (and many others) through Joe Day.

  59. I’ve been going to MH for about one and a half years and only recently realized that so many of the songs that sound like a new arrangement of an old hymn were actually written by Joe Day. Good solid lyrics with tunes I can relate to. God truly has blessed us at Mars Hill (and many others) through Joe Day.

  60. I’ve been going to MH for about one and a half years and only recently realized that so many of the songs that sound like a new arrangement of an old hymn were actually written by Joe Day. Good solid lyrics with tunes I can relate to. God truly has blessed us at Mars Hill (and many others) through Joe Day.

  61. Man, I’d love to hear this album. Sounds like it’ll be fantastic.

  62. Man, I’d love to hear this album. Sounds like it’ll be fantastic.

  63. Man, I’d love to hear this album. Sounds like it’ll be fantastic.

  64. Man, I’d love to hear this album. Sounds like it’ll be fantastic.

  65. I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new stuff to share with my youth group!!!!!!!! I’d LOVE to have this album!!!!!!

  66. I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new stuff to share with my youth group!!!!!!!! I’d LOVE to have this album!!!!!!

  67. I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new stuff to share with my youth group!!!!!!!! I’d LOVE to have this album!!!!!!

  68. I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new stuff to share with my youth group!!!!!!!! I’d LOVE to have this album!!!!!!

  69. We’ve been singing Joe’s songs at Mars Hill for about a decade now, what a blessing he is! He is well-known around the church as arguably being the best songwriter to serve at MH, and he keeps on cranking out great songs, year after year. Thank you God for Joe!

  70. We’ve been singing Joe’s songs at Mars Hill for about a decade now, what a blessing he is! He is well-known around the church as arguably being the best songwriter to serve at MH, and he keeps on cranking out great songs, year after year. Thank you God for Joe!

  71. We’ve been singing Joe’s songs at Mars Hill for about a decade now, what a blessing he is! He is well-known around the church as arguably being the best songwriter to serve at MH, and he keeps on cranking out great songs, year after year. Thank you God for Joe!

  72. We’ve been singing Joe’s songs at Mars Hill for about a decade now, what a blessing he is! He is well-known around the church as arguably being the best songwriter to serve at MH, and he keeps on cranking out great songs, year after year. Thank you God for Joe!

  73. I’m definitely interested – always looking for something new! Thanks for the post Rich.

  74. I’m definitely interested – always looking for something new! Thanks for the post Rich.

  75. I’m definitely interested – always looking for something new! Thanks for the post Rich.

  76. I’m definitely interested – always looking for something new! Thanks for the post Rich.

  77. Great stuff. Haven’t heard it before now but definitely on my list to pickup now (unless i don’t have to)

  78. Great stuff. Haven’t heard it before now but definitely on my list to pickup now (unless i don’t have to)

  79. Great stuff. Haven’t heard it before now but definitely on my list to pickup now (unless i don’t have to)

  80. Great stuff. Haven’t heard it before now but definitely on my list to pickup now (unless i don’t have to)

  81. I love this statement “this is not the big stadium anthem worship sounds we have heard many times or the “God or girlfriend” lyric of CCM”
    I’ll buy it anyway 🙂

  82. I love this statement “this is not the big stadium anthem worship sounds we have heard many times or the “God or girlfriend” lyric of CCM”
    I’ll buy it anyway 🙂

  83. I love this statement “this is not the big stadium anthem worship sounds we have heard many times or the “God or girlfriend” lyric of CCM”
    I’ll buy it anyway 🙂

  84. I love this statement “this is not the big stadium anthem worship sounds we have heard many times or the “God or girlfriend” lyric of CCM”
    I’ll buy it anyway 🙂

  85. too late for the drawing, I hope not?

    1. sigh…yes we have drawn 2 winners!
      Mike and Brandon…Brandon has claimed his. If Mike does not by Tuesday however, I will redraw. 😉 Mike…you there??

  86. too late for the drawing, I hope not?

    1. sigh…yes we have drawn 2 winners!
      Mike and Brandon…Brandon has claimed his. If Mike does not by Tuesday however, I will redraw. 😉 Mike…you there??

  87. too late for the drawing, I hope not?

    1. sigh…yes we have drawn 2 winners!
      Mike and Brandon…Brandon has claimed his. If Mike does not by Tuesday however, I will redraw. 😉 Mike…you there??

  88. too late for the drawing, I hope not?

    1. sigh…yes we have drawn 2 winners!
      Mike and Brandon…Brandon has claimed his. If Mike does not by Tuesday however, I will redraw. 😉 Mike…you there??

  89. i hope i get in the redraw!

  90. i hope i get in the redraw!

  91. i hope i get in the redraw!

  92. i hope i get in the redraw!

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  97. I heard nothing but good things about this cd. I saw it in bandcamp downloads however I sure would like to own the cd. My son shared it with me-loved it.

  98. I heard nothing but good things about this cd. I saw it in bandcamp downloads however I sure would like to own the cd. My son shared it with me-loved it.

  99. I heard nothing but good things about this cd. I saw it in bandcamp downloads however I sure would like to own the cd. My son shared it with me-loved it.

  100. I heard nothing but good things about this cd. I saw it in bandcamp downloads however I sure would like to own the cd. My son shared it with me-loved it.

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