Songs of Common Prayer: Greg LaFollette

This album has been haunting me. Not because it is a masterpiece, or a creative piece of art. Don’t get me wrong, the music is crisp and professional, but nothing about it screams I STAND APART AND CHANGE THE PARADIGM OF CULTURE IN THE WESTERN WORLD. However, what the album does do is create a safe space to think, pray, and mediate on some of the most common prayers of the Christian tradition. And maybe that in and of itself is unique, a musician not afraid to put a new twist on old words, to freshen up Orthodox liturgies without indie influenced instrumentation or arrangements. Whatever the reason, the album has been on almost non-stop in our home for the past week. Give it a listen.