As we end Thanksgiving, a season traditionally set to celebrate harvest time, and turn toward Advent, I am excited to share a podcast interviewing bluegrass, folk, and Americana musician Charles Pettee, about his “Folk Psalms” project. In Folk Psalms the Biblical psalms are re-cast in the style of bluegrass music and language of average working people. These songs are not only delightful to listen to but also rooted in deep theological reflection on the connection between the spiritual life and both the struggles of ordinary people and especially the land. In addition to discussing these connection, Charles gives us a listen to some of his favorite FolkPsalms.
Your progressive redneck preacher,