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Between the Grooves

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Go behind the curtain each week with James Kurtis and Drew Brown as they discuss music, ministry and everything in between with today's top Christian artists. Between The Grooves is produced by Faith Strong Today, your source for digital media exploring life with faith in the modern world.

Go behind the curtain each week with James Kurtis and Drew Brown as they discuss music, ministry and everything in between with today's top Christian artists. Between The Grooves is produced by Faith Strong Today, your source for digital media exploring life with faith in the modern world.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Go behind the curtain each week with James Kurtis and Drew Brown as they discuss music, ministry and everything in between with today's top Christian artists. Between The Grooves is produced by Faith Strong Today, your source for digital media exploring life with faith in the modern world.

Language:

English

Contact:

905-845-2821


Episodes

Era of Indie Artists with Him + Her Worship

10/19/2020
Known collectively as Him + Her Worship, Seth and Jenna Herlich are a husband and wife worship duo based out of Lakeville, Minnesota. They join the podcast to talk about living on the road, working as an indie artist, and God’s never-changing promises. Episode Segments Kanye West wins at the Billboard Music Awards Era of Indie Artists with Him + Her Worship Artist Advice from Brandon Oaks Episode Links Him + Her Worship: @himandherworship Between the Grooves: @betweengrooves Have a question,...

Duration:01:18:18

Bilingual Music with Carine Bado

10/12/2020
Carine Bado is a bilingual Christian artist and songwriter, originally from Ivory Coast and now residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She joins the podcast to talk about her journey, the challenges involved with creating songs in different languages, and unique fundraising ideas for a music project. Episode Segments Deeper topics for the podcast Kanye West's fight for master recordings Artist Advice from Apollo LTD Episode Links Carine Bado: @perfectlyimperfectsoull Between the Grooves:...

Duration:00:52:37

Brotherly Love with Mike Rogers & Bradley Walker

10/5/2020
Individually Mike Rogers and Bradley Walker are some of the most respected singers and musicians in country and gospel music. Now they are recording together (along with fellow award-winning talents Jimmy Fortune and Ben Isaacs) in a new project called Brotherly Love. We hear all about the band, what brought them together, and how God is now creating musical harmonies through their long-time friendships. Episode Segments Community Corkboard Juno Submissions Artist Advice from Cliff Williams...

Duration:00:44:29

Finding Your Voice with Martine Kelsey

9/28/2020
An award-winning Canadian recording artist and Christian worship leader, Martine Kelsey talks about her experiences and journey in the industry. She opens up about her vocal chord injury, making music again, balancing ministry, and supporting each other. Episode Segments Is worship different in other cultures? Let's talk about Justin Bieber's "Holy" Artist Advice from Andrea Olson Episode Links: Martine Kelsey: @martinekelseymusic Between the Grooves: @betweengrooves Have a question,...

Duration:00:47:04

Fan Connection with The Young Escape's McKenna Johns

9/21/2020
A member of the electronic pop band The Young Escape, McKenna Johns joins the podcast to talk about what it's like to be in a band with your siblings, what inspires their music, utilizing social media, and the importance of fan connection. Artist advice this week comes from Marcel Preston, discussing why we need to learn from others. Have a question, comment, or a music project you want to promote on Community Corkboard? Email betweenthegrooves@faithstrongtoday.com! Episode Links: The Young...

Duration:00:53:45

Career Focus with Lindsay McCaul

9/14/2020
Lindsay McCaul is a singer-songwriter who released If It Leads Me Back in 2012 and One More Step in 2014 before shifting the focus of her career. She joins the podcast to talk about that change, what she has been doing since, and her plans for the future. Plus, Matt Paige returns to the show to offer his "Artist Advice" about finding a spiritual mentor. Have a question, comment, or a music project you want to promote on Community Corkboard? Email betweenthegrooves@faithstrongtoday.com!...

Duration:00:47:34

New Generations with SEU Worship's Dan Rivera

8/31/2020
Dan Rivera is a songwriter, professor, musical-artist, and pastor in Lakeland, Florida. He joins the podcast to talk about leading worship for SEU Worship, sharing their unique approach to collaboration between faculty, students, and alumni of Southeastern University. Plus, this week's Artist Advice segment features Emma Mullings with a reminder to keep seeking God. Have a question, comment, or a music project you want to promote on Community Corkboard? Email...

Duration:01:00:36

Grief and Anti-Racism with Jon Corbin

8/24/2020
Jon Corbin is a Canadian spoken word and hip-hop artist with lyrical themes of faith, love, family, social justice and personal growth. As a follow up to the previous "Equality and Diversity in Christian Music" episode, Jon joins the podcast to share his thoughts on processing grief and why CCM should be more anti-racist. Plus, this week's artist advice comes from Joshua Leventhal, who shares why your music needs to be shaped by Scripture. Have a question, comment, or a music project you...

Duration:01:06:13

Community Music with Lucas & Evelyn Cortazio

8/17/2020
Brazilian natives based out of Naperville IL, Lucas and Evelyn Cortazio are Songwriters and Worship Pastors at COMMUNITY Christian Church at The Yellow Box. They join the podcast to talk about adapting how we're doing church, collaborating with others, and building a strong music community. Plus, is the future of music streaming directly into our brains? James and Drew discuss Elon Musk's recent prediction! Stick around until the end to hear this week's artist advice from Steven Malcolm....

Duration:00:53:22

Sound and Collaboration with Allen Froese

8/10/2020
Allen Froese is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and worship leader with a brand new EP out called “All Things New.” He joins the podcast this week to discuss his recording process, the unique sound that Nashville produces, and why the Canadian music industry needs to be more open to collaboration. Plus, James and Drew chat about Spotify song royalties and Nichole Nordeman is featured in this week's Artist Advice segment. Have a question, comment, or a music project you want to promote on...

Duration:00:55:00

Music Production with Andrew Horrocks

8/3/2020
Andrew Horrocks is the owner and operator of A.M.E. Recording Studio, where he recorded and produced some of Canadian Christian music's biggest albums and songs. He joins the podcast to share his expertise in music production, recording, mixing/mastering, and song arrangement. Plus, a juicy conversation about Can-Con radio play. James and Drew also discuss listener feedback and turn to Chris Cleveland for some artist advice about honesty in music. Have something to share on Community...

Duration:00:59:02

Economic Adaptation with Michael Cochren

7/27/2020
Leader of the band Cochren & Co., Michael Cochren joins the podcast to talk about finding and funding your calling in music. He chats about signing to Gotee Records, his career so far, and adapting the business model when something unexpected hits. Plus, James and Drew discuss the current status of shows and why we need to work together for a quicker recovery, as well as look to Mike Grayson for some artist advice about having an indie mindset. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:57:14

Relationships and Skillsets with Jordan St. Cyr

7/20/2020
Singer-songwriter Jordan St. Cyr returns to the podcast to talk about building relationships, family life, misinformation, and knowing what your skillset is as an artist. James and Drew also discuss creative output during the pandemic and why many artists are struggling with their mental health because of it. Plus, Skillet's John Cooper shares some advice about writing what you believe in. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:49

Surrendering Your Dream with Hope Darst

7/13/2020
Worship leader and songwriter Hope Darst joins the podcast to share her journey, discussing how she found herself in a season of transition and how a fresh encounter with God changed her perspective on her ministry in music. Plus, James and Drew discuss how the industry is adjusting to "the new normal" and Amy Savin returns to share some artist advice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:57

Equality and Diversity in Christian Music

7/6/2020
It's time for a host episode! James Kurtis and Drew Brown have a special one-on-one chat about equality and diversity within the music industry. They discuss racism and sexism within the CCM genre, how it has changed over the years, and if there is a systemic issue when it comes to which artists get signed by labels and picked up by radio. You'll also hear their advice for artists and why it is so important to make connections and build relationships for a strong music community. See...

Duration:00:46:16

Full-Time Ministry with Chris Bray

6/29/2020
Catholic speaker and musician Chris Bray joins the podcast to talk about what God calls us to do and how we can turn that passion into a living. Plus, James and Drew discuss other careers they might have gone into and look to John Tibbs for some artist advice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:00:19

One-on-One with Ryan Stevenson

6/22/2020
Contemporary Christian artist Ryan Stevenson returns to the podcast to chat about his new record, Wildest Dreams, and what it has been like to release an album during the pandemic. He also talks about the songwriting process, family life, and his relationship with TobyMac. Plus, James Kurtis and Drew Brown discuss Father's Day and look to Amy Sullivan for some artist advice about being true to yourself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:41

Defining Success in Your Music Career with Suanesha

6/15/2020
Singer-songwriter Suanesha joins the podcast to talk about her music career, what defines success, work ethic, financing, grants, and her strategy as a newer artist. Plus, James and Drew discuss what "the new normal" looks like as we head into the summer season, including booking gigs and planning out your year, and welcome back Tasha Layton to share her artist advice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:51

One-on-One with Ryan Williams of River Valley Worship

6/8/2020
Lead worship pastor of River Valley Worship, Ryan Williams, joins the podcast to chat one-on-one with Drew Brown about making songs for the church, what it is like in Minneapolis right now with the protests, plans for the future, and so much more. Before that, James Kurtis is back with Drew for the opening segment and they continue the conversation around the anti-racism movement. Plus, Ross King helps us remove "if only" from our vocabulary in this week's Artist Advice segment. See...

Duration:00:44:34

Meadows and Songs with Jillian Edwards

6/1/2020
Singer-songwriter Jillian Edwards joins the James and Drew to chat about her new EP, Meadow, having a musical family, crowdfunding, writing and co-writing songs, and more. Before that, Drew is on his own for Community Corkboard this week and also discusses the anti-racism movement, sharing thoughts as well as resources from www.drewbrownmusic.com/antiracism. Plus, Josh McCabe returns to share some artist advice about figuring out who you are. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:47:45