Thursday, October 7, 2010

Review (& Giveaway!): Nathan Clark George


My boys have been taking guitar lessons this year and are really enjoying it thus far. I realized that when we are doing our schoolwork in the morning, it would be the perfect time to introduce some new guitar music to make them stop and think Wow, I want to keep practicing so I can sound really good like that guy!

The problem is that it's hard to find guitar music that is:

1.) acoustic,
2.) pleasant to the ears, and
3.) not glorifying things that I'd rather my boys not think about right now (things like girls, drinking and other stuff that would make them turn red).

When Patsy asked me to review her husband Nathan's CD, I was skeptical at first. I can be a bit nit-picky when it comes to musical things. After listening to his Little Trees song, however, I knew that I should introduce his music to my boys!

We each have our favorites from Nathan Clark George's Pull Up a Chair CD.

I {heart} "Little Trees"-- there's something about the words and tune that make me think of childhood and boys growing into young men. (Go here to listen to Little Trees, scroll down to the song on the left sidebar.)

My boys like "The Devil Ain't Lazy". What can I say? It's catchy, interactive and fun to sing along with!

Nathan Clark George also has an incredible gift of putting Scripture to song. His Rise in the Darkness CD includes passages from Habakkuk 3, Psalm 127, Galations 6, and Psalm 121. While this does not appeal to my boys as much as his Pull Up a Chair CD, it does appeal to ME. God's Word is so full of beauty and poetry!

Franklin Springs also made a documentary about Nathan and Patsy's life on the road, traveling the country in an RV with their 5 young children. This DVD also includes a full length concert.

View the movie trailer here.
You can hear a sampling of Nathan Clark George's songs here.
Purchases may be made here.

(Patsy, you should write a book about how to homeschool consistently on the road... we like to travel, but it seems none of us are ever focused enough to get it all done when we are away from home!)



Congratulations to Samantha, Amy in Peru and Ali for winning this giveaway!

I actually had to redraw three names because I could not locate an email address. :(

Now for the GIVEAWAY part!

I have THREE separate prizes to offer y'all (3 prizes=3 winners... yay!):

- Pull Up a Chair Combo (both the CD and DVD!)
- Rise in the Darkness CD
- A Midwinter's Eve CD (I {heart} Christmas music.)


You have two chances to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Like Nathan Clark George on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did.




I'll choose the winners Saturday night. If you are posting with a Blogger account, be sure your email address is LINKED to your profile where I can see it! Or include your email addy in your comment.


*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Pull Up a Chair, Rise in the Darkness, and A Midwinter's Eve in exchange for an honest review of NCG's music.

35 comments:

Samantha said...

Would love to win this!!

Samantha said...

I "liked" on FB. :)

abba12 said...

ooooh, I'm a sucker for Christmas music... hubby wont let me play any until dec 1st cause he knows its all he will hear until Christmas. Maybe some variety would help? :)

Gwen Toliver said...

That's so funny!! I just got our Samaritan Ministries newsletter this week and NCG was featured! I went to his website and listened to some samples. What an amazing ministry of music he has - his family as well! Sign me up for this giveaway! :)

Could I write any more sentences that end in exclamation marks?! :)
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Gwen Toliver said...

And I like him on Facebook.

Susan said...

How fun. I'm notmuch of a music person but my girls are. My oldest is especially talented.

Beth said...

His music is very soothing and pleasing to listen to--I can see why you all liked it! And, I LOVE Christmas music, too--great acoustic guitar!!

Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

I "liked" him on FB.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I SO ♥ Christmas music! lol Wow... he has such a beautiful sound. Great giveaway! :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

"liked" on FB!

Hannah said...

Oh! Nathan is my Dad's cousin! I love his music and believe it or not, don't own 2 of these three CD's. Beautiful blog - I'll be back :-)

www.treasuringitup.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

And of course I "like" on Facebook. Does it count if I already did?

Tim said...

hey that was nice, we really enjoyed it! Laura Warren
warrlaura@yahoo.com

neuropoet3 said...

What a wonderful idea for a giveaway! :) I love Nathan's music... Does it count if I've already "liked" him on Facebook? :)

Sheila said...

I liked on facebook!!

Sheila said...

And my ds is taking guitar this year for the first time too!

guitarwife97 said...

Hi Marsha! Great post. So your boys are Western Swing fans, eh? Fun stuff! A book?! Thanks for the vote of confidence! I think I'll call it 'Consistently Inconsistent Homeschooling, On the Road and Otherwise'. ;)

Dawn said...

My son and I are hoping to learn to play guitar starting this winter. n the meantime, I would love to win one of these CD's.

Amy in Peru said...

alright... I'm a sucker for a giveaway :) I did go over and listen to his music... it's nice. He has a soft sound (not in the unmanly way... but in the soft on your ears kind of way)

and he was in PORTLAND! cool. :)

we're learning guitar over here too... you're right, it is not easy to find music acceptable for their age...

amy in peru

Amy in Peru said...

fb liked...
:)

amy in peru

Dad said...

It might surprise you, but I like Nathan Clark George! All the songs were good. But, I think I agree with the boys "The Devil Isn't Lazy" was great!

Marcia said...

I love to see kids learning the guitar - so cool! And Christmas music???? Can't go wrong with that - especially since our "Kwar" starts rehearsing for the Christmas Cantata in summer!!

Keep up the great work with your blog!

RaD said...

Sign me up, my kids always love new music AND I could show it to my hubby and maybe it'll challenge him to practice even more :)

Dawn Camp said...

I love Christmas music, but I really love *fresh* Christmas music.

Rachel R. said...

Oooh. This sounds great! Thank you for introducing us to this music. :)

Rachel R. said...

I "liked" NCG on Facebook.

Angie said...

I hope I am not too late!
I would love to win!

Angie said...

I just liked his page on facebook!!!

Ali said...

Sweet!! Count me in! The music sounds wonderful.

Ali said...

I FB liked him. :)

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Marsha,

I can't wait for my youngest to be old enough to play. He has a somewhat beaten up guitar that he treats like gold...ah, most of the time.

Amanda said...

Ethan just started acoustic guitar lessons about 3 weeks ago and LOVES it. :)

Samantha said...

Thank you Marsha, and Nathan!! :) I actually WON something!!!

Pawsintheair said...

Liked him on FB, :)

Pawsintheair said...

Liked him on FB. :)