Meg Sutherland and Brothers McClurg CD Release Events

2015-03 McClurg Sutherland Releases V1B

March is a big month for us as we release three new albums from two amazing artists. Read below and come join us as we launch Courage, Dear Heart by Meg Sutherland, and Home and Around The Mic by Brothers McClurg.

MEG SUTHERLAND

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 7:00 PM – Meg Sutherland will perform live from Sprig Studios, debuting the songs from her new record Courage, Dear Heart. Watch live from our online campus; no fee for virtual admission.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 6:00 PM – Meg will perform live in concert with her band at New Life Christian Church’s Main Campus sanctuary, 255 Gaffney Dr., Watertown, NY – (315) 788-0825, releasing the physical CD before it’s street date. Admission is free with limited seating available. Special guest appearance by executive producer Douglas Gresham.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 7:30 PM – Meg Sutherland will perform at Mary Moody Northern Hall, West Texas A&M University, 2501 4th Avenue, Canyon, TX 79016 – (806) 651-0000. Admission is free with limited seating available. Special guest appearance by executive producer Douglas Gresham.

TUESDAY, MARCH 23 – Physical release date of Courage, Dear Heart.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 – Digital release date of Courage, Dear Heart.

BROTHERS McCLURG

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 7:00 PM – Join Brothers McClurg live in concert at Asbury Hall, Buffalo, NY release both Home, their new full-length album, and Around The Mic, their new live seven-song EP. Tickets are $6.00 and available here.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 7:00 PMWatch live from our online campus as we host Brothers McClurg Live from Sprig Studios to celebrate their digital and physical release dates. No fee for virtual admission.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 – Physical release date of Home and Around The Mic.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 – Digital release date of Home and Around The Mic.

Brothers McClurg Signs Record Deal With Sprig Music

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Brothers McClurg Signs Record Deal With Sprig Music

By Victoria Peryer

WATERTOWN, NY – Henry Ford famously said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” And while Brothers McClurg and Sprig Music won’t be fabricating automobiles anytime soon, they will be making records together. Which, more than likely, will be played in plenty of automobiles.

Sprig Music is announcing its newest partnership with recording artists Brothers McClurg, signing a two-album record deal this month, as well as a comprehensive booking agreement.

“It feels like a very genuine and fresh approach to musical partnership,” says Brothers McClurg co-founder Chris Hoisington. “Partnering with Sprig is a natural next step for our season of ministry.”

The band, with four previous albums, is ramping up for the release of their newest LP (yes, it will be on vinyl too), entitled Home. The record was going to be independently released following the band’s amicable parting with Integrity Music, but now finds its home on the Sprig label.

Additionally, the band will be heading into Sprig Studios later this month to record a second release entitled Around The Mic. The project is anticipated to be a studio-capturing of their notable “around the mic” unplugged acoustic sets which fans of all ages have been requesting for years.

Producer and recording engineer Peter Hopper will be in the driver’s seat for Around The Mic—or at least calling shotgun to man the radio dials. With over 6,000 recording projects to his name, and a career spanning more than 50 years, his expertise is a perfect fit for the vintage sound the band is looking for. “We’re printing this to two-inch tape,” Peter says, speaking of Sprig’s two vintage Studer analog tape machines, which marry seamlessly with the studio’s Amek console and ProTools rig. “It doesn’t get any fatter or warmer than that. We’re just thrilled to be working with such wonderful guys to make wonderful music for Jesus.”

Paul Mitro, a fellow studio owner and live mixing engineer, will also be working alongside Peter on production for Around The Mic. Having worked closely with Brothers McClurg for years, his contributions will help maintain the sound and consistency the band has worked hard to achieve.

The deal takes the band/label partnership into 2016 complete with renewal options.

Anthony Hoisington, brother to Chris, expressed excitement over their new label affiliation. “Sprig Music is setting a precedent of how the music industry can function in the new age. It’s nice to have a grassroots approach and feel. Like making music on the front porch and drinking a nice sweet tea.”

Chris agrees, nodding with his iconic afro. “Our partnership works in a way that our handshake and friendship means more than the music that we’re making. It’s humbling to have people that believe in the power of music and the power of Christ.”

Both albums will release physically on Friday, March 27, hallmarked by an album release party in Buffalo, NY (venue TBA), while a digital release date of Tuesday, March 31 will be commemorated with a live streaming concert inside Sprig Studios.

“What we’re all involved with is a fresh and smart approach to ministry through the arts,” adds Jeremy Thompson, another of the band’s key members.

“Sprig is a liberating model of how a label, a Church and a band can come together and make Christ honoring music,” says Chris.

Subscribe to the band’s email list for news on the upcoming releases, and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for a look behind the scenes as they record at Sprig Studios later this month.

And if you frequent an automobile, we highly recommend you add these upcoming tunes to your road-trip playlist.

Media:
Victoria Peryer
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Left to right: Christopher Hopper, Chris Hoisington, Anthony Hoisington, Kevin Bish, Peter Hopper, Jeremy Thompson.

Left to right: Christopher Hopper, Chris Hoisington, Anthony Hoisington, Kevin Bish, Peter Hopper, Jeremy Thompson.

Left to right: Kevin Bish, Jeremy Thompson, Chris Hoisington during final negotiations.

Left to right: Kevin Bish, Jeremy Thompson, Chris Hoisington during final negotiations.

Left to right: Peter Hopper, Chris Hoisington, Christopher Hopper, Anthony Hoisington, Jeremy Thompson, reviewing demo recordings in Sprig Studios’ control room.

Left to right: Peter Hopper, Chris Hoisington, Christopher Hopper, Anthony Hoisington, Jeremy Thompson, reviewing demo recordings in Sprig Studios’ control room.

Left to right: Peter Hopper, Christopher Hopper during final negotiations.

Left to right: Peter Hopper, Christopher Hopper during final negotiations.

Left to right: Anthony Hoisington, Jeremy Thompson, Chris Hoisington in Studio A tracking a test demo.

Left to right: Anthony Hoisington, Jeremy Thompson, Chris Hoisington in Studio A tracking a test demo.

Brad Blackwood Secured For Sutherland’s “Courage, Dear Heart”

With much gratitude to Brian Moore of Red Booth Recording, we’re pleased to announce that Grammy award winning mastering engineer Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Masters will be mastering Meg Sutherland’s new album Courage, Dear Heart. With such credits as Maroon 5, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Black Eyed Peas, and Sara Bareilles, we’re honored to have Brad putting the final polish on Meg’s record before it goes to print.

Sprig Signs Artist Meg Sutherland

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From award winning Executive Producer Douglas Gresham (the Narnia films), and producer Christopher Hopper, comes the cinematic/indie debut album of singer/songwriter Meg Sutherland.

Meg Sutherland’s cinematic-indie debut features thirteen original songs that span a lifetime of trial and triumph. The album, Courage, Dear Heart, which is slated for a winter 2014 release, is a deep and provocative exposition of the human heart, set to music by Sutherland’s exquisite vocal talent and uncompromising piano mastery.

Songs like “How To Love” and “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” explore the melancholy of familial tension, where “Walls Of My Soul” is a tribute to those who bravely pick up the pieces of the past and dare to rebuild. “Send Us The Rain” is an anthem of hope, crying out to the God who’s faithful to provide, and “Show You” is an invitation to experience life to its fullest.

Other songs, like “Real” and “Doug’s Song,” summon the nostalgia hidden within the literature and feature films birthed from the mind of the late C.S. Lewis. These songs alone are a must for any fan of the Narnia legacy.

“I have known Narnia all my life,” says Gresham, “and amazingly, this girl-child seems to know it almost as well as I do. Meg’s music sings from and about the heart. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it fills with joy. But then, beauty is like that.”

Ultimately, Sutherland’s picturesque work is an invitation into life-living, to feel and touch the emotions that make us human. It’s her detailed words and soaring melodies that tie her listeners together, binding them in a mystical journey worthy of another world.

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Victoria Peryer
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