Monday, December 29, 2014

Video: "Steal My Girl" (One Direction) - Cover by Kurt Scobie

Posted by Kurt Scobie on December 29, 2014

I like (some) pop music. There, I said it.

There is a lot of good stuff out there these days. It isn't always easy to sort through and find it, but it is there.

Whether or not you hop on the pop music bandwagon with me, I hope you enjoy my take on "Steal My Girl" by One Direction on YouTube.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Kurt Scobie on December 24, 2014

"Then the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.'"

I hope you have a very special Christmas, filled with the joy and peace and love of Jesus! He has come and He will come again.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

2014 Songwriter Shootout Finals

Posted by Kurt Scobie on December 12, 2014

I am not the biggest fan of music competitions. I don't usually do well in them. After three attempts at American Idol, an attempt at The Voice, and even an audition for America's Got Talent, I have figured out that I am not really cut out for TV. And I am OK with that. After the winner is announced on those shows, they're rarely remembered. In the end, the judges of those shows make out better than anyone. I am not really interested in pursuing that anymore.

However, I am growing to love the songwriter competitions that exist for those of us who want to share our songs and be a part of a community of artists and musicians. Every Thursday at The Camp House in Chattanooga is a space where songwriters at all levels can come and share what they have been creating. And, for added interest and excitement, they've made it a competition.

Now, the competition side of things still kinda sucks. I mean, I'm not against friendly competition, in general. But, the idea of putting song against song is a little weird to me. Comparing the artwork of one artist to that of another is a bit absurd. At the same time, I understand why the competition side of it exists.

Well, last night at The Camp House was everything that a friendly music competition should be. Sure there were tensions and nerves and disappointments, but there was a sense of camaraderie and community. That is what it truly is about in this world.

I won last night. Something I am very happy with. I'm proud of my songs and my performance of them. Most of all I am pleased with the way I connected with the audience. And that is the key. Connection.

Without connection the world is cold. 

So, while I am absolutely thrilled that I was named "Champion" last night in Chattanooga, I am even more thrilled to be a part of a special community where people gathered and connected and shared their art that helps us make sense of this world that we live in.

Here are a few photos from the event.

Anthony Quails (host), the judges, and all of the performers.

The Camp House has a great new venue

Soundcheck before the night began

Monday, December 1, 2014

O Come All Ye Faithful [VIDEO]

O Come All Ye Faithful [VIDEO]
December 1, 2014

I met up with Miriam Tyson and Jacob Harshman to talk about our upcoming Christmas show on December 5th. We recorded this little video right outside the Red Clay Music Foundry in beautiful (and cold) downtown Duluth, GA.

We hope you enjoy our rendition of "O Come All Ye Faithful" (feat. Swope).

And we hope you will join us on 12/5 for a fun evening of songs!


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