New Video: One Thing I Have Asked

Thanks to our good friend Mark Wikkerink we were able to record a live video back in June of this year. We are exited to share it with you. Hope you enjoy!

Vocals/Guitar: Nathan Partain
Vocals: Sarah Partain
Resonator guitar: Tom Peck
Keys: Wolfy Johnson
Bass: Chris Weller
Drums: Brett Sempsrott
Bells/Slaps: Phil Lofton
Video Production: Mark Wikkerink

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What in the what, is the Lord doing?

So, yesterday as we were hitting our goal (and while we were freaking out) I had a flashback to the moment when I pressed the “publish” button on our Kickstarter project late the night before. I said a small anxious prayer to the affect of “Lord, please, if we could just make this goal.” As I sat there watching us pass our goal in less than a day I felt like the Lord was saying, “Your faith was so small. What is in your heart?” The first thing that came into mind was the record of original Christmas songs that Sarah and I have been talking about all year. Then, of course, I thought, “No, that’s a whole different project. That’s too much!” But I felt my heart soften to be vulnerable in hope and obedience so I have decided to put it out there by faith for you all to consider.

We are fully funded toward “A Lovely Wait” and I am working to finish tracking this week and the songs get turned in for mixing next week. Thanks to you all, that is happening at full speed.

If you all would like me to put out an original Christmas record this year, Sarah and I would love to make that happen. I have been writing songs for Advent and Christmas for over 10 years now and I would love to share a collection of those songs with you to add to your holiday music playlist and to encourage your devotion to Jesus during that season. If you are anything like us, we are always looking for edifying Advent/Christmas music focused on Jesus and I would love try to capture the mystery, awe, hope and gratitude of the Advent and Christmas season.

Stretch Goal 
Recording a Christmas record the most efficient way is the most expensive. It would cost $26,000 if we recorded with a producer in the studio and if I was able to pay the musicians for their work. If I self produce the record and the musicians are willing (and able) to volunteer their time then it could be as inexpensive as $10,600. So, if we can raise between $10,600-$26,000 in the next 18 days, we will get going on planning and scheduling a record of songs on the incarnation and second coming.

So, big stretch goal beyond the original $7,000:
Advent/Christmas Record $10,600-$26,000

That’s a potential Kickstarter total of $33,000.

How will the Rewards Work? 
As far as rewards go, if you’d like to support the Christmas Record I’ll honor the same rewards levels for “A Lovely Wait” but toward the Christmas record. So, for instance if you want to donate $20 you can choose which record you wanted to get or if you wanted to donate $40 at the “Come on Sing Along” level then you could choose the Christmas record lead sheets and chord charts. Make sense? So just pick a reward and then send me a comment if you want your reward to count toward the Christmas record.

We’re Listening 
If you have any other ideas of things that you would love for us to do, let me know. I had someone mention a video and folks in the past have asked about vinyl. I’m open to your ideas so don’t hesitate to send them my way. If I get enough of a ground swell I will definitely listen.

All Funds will Be Dedicated to Music 
Lastly, to be clear, no matter what happens or how much we raise, I want you to know that it will all go directly into getting more music out to you all. No other purpose.

Click here to join the project.

Again, thank you for your kindness and generosity in supporting my music. May it always point you to Jesus and bring him glory.

Words cannot express…

…how grateful we are for what has happened today. We are in shock. I spent the afternoon off and on in tears. We had no idea that it was even possible that we could be totally funded in less than 24 hours. You all are amazing and we feel the love and support. I will be working to get this record in your hands as soon as possible and if this overflow of generosity means that you are wanting more music and you want to continue to fund for the next 19 days, I will work extra hard on getting more music out in your hands. Sarah and I have been talking about doing a Christmas record. If it were funded I would work to get it out by mid November. If that sounds like something you’d like to support, leave a comment and let us know and we will make it a stretch goal. Thank you all so much!

Check out my Kickstarter for my new record! 

Hey lovely people, I know it’s been a while but I am working on a new album to be released in May and we are doing a Kickstarter for the next 20 days to get the project finished. Check out my video and please consider partnering with me in getting this music out. Thank you all! You can donate and find fun perks HERE.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1309877743/new-record-a-lovely-wait