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Old 06-12-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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Sandra McCracken Rocks!!!

Yeah, the title is lacking, but i'm having a creative low. Anyway, to get to the point of this thread. Sandra McCracken, in case you don't know, is one of the best musicians out there. She has amazing vocals, very poetic and deep lyrics, and great skill on the piano or guitar. She is married to ex-Caedmon's Call front-man now solo artist, Derek Webb. Growing up in St. Louis, Sandra attended Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church and began her Christian school, Westminster Christian Academy's very first chapel band where she sang and played the piano. Since then, there has been a chapel band leading during wednesday morning chapel at the school.
As Sandra moved up in the music industry, she sang and collaberated with RUF on the Indelible Grace cds along with releasing her first cd entitled The Crucible. Gypsy Flat Roads followed and was reviewed by CCM which said the following:
Dave Urbanski, Music Writer CCM Magazine
Her vocals—melancholy and merry—at once float above and dart through consistently classy, acoustic-based combos. Her lyrics are snapshots of everyday life, elegantly adorned with poetry, insight and bare truth. Her deep-as-the-oceans album is as inviting as it is haunting.

In short, Sandra McCracken has scored big with Gypsy Flat Road. The title (and opening) track adeptly captures the overall thrust of these dozen tunes. Backed by minimal instrumental arrangement that co-opts the impeccable Daniel Lanois production value of acoustic-melded-to-ethereal, McCracken offers vivid, colorful observations as well as subtle, spiritual insights via her close-to-the-earth alto: "Come and drink you who have no money/And it will rain all day… with the bounty of new wine."

What’s more, McCracken exudes a homespun vibe even as she wields a mightily poetic, even highbrow, pen. She brilliantly unpacks love (human and divine), family, nostalgia, doubt and a host of other complicated topics here. The only possible shortcoming is that the pace and feel of the album is a bit homogenous.

Yet, all 12 are gems--and that`s kind of homogeneous, too.

So, as you can see, there is a lot to say about Sandra McCracken and i encourage you all to check out her website: www.sandramccracken.com
Signing off for now- Sarah
Ps. if you have any questions or comments about sandra, just post them here!

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Old 09-14-2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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New CD!!!

Hey Everybody!
Just to let you know, Sandra's new cd: Best Laid Plans is now available on her website: www.sandramccracken.com So everybody go purchase it today!! I heard one of the songs on the internet and it sounded awesome!! This is the best cd yet!

Also, here is the latest concert listing:
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Date Time
Event Summary

Ft. Worth, TX
9/14/2004 9 pm
Texas Christian University
Student Center
with Derek Webb

Lubbock, TX
9/15/2004 8 pm
Texas Tech University
2500 Broadway
AG Building Lubbock, TX
appearing with Derek Webb

Nashville, TN
9/28/2004 9:30 pm
3rd & Lindsley
Nashville, TN Brother Henry 8 pm
Sandra McCracken with band 9:30 pm
"Best Laid Plans" will be on sale at this show!

Charlotte, NC
10/07/2004 8 pm
Sandra McCracken and Derek Webb
at The Neighborhood Theater
511 East 36th Street Charlotte, NC 28205
tickets $11

Roswell, GA
10/08/2004 7:30 pm
Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken
Roswell United Methodist
814 Mimosa Boulevard Roswell, GA 30075
tickets $10

Knoxville, TN
10/15/2004 7 pm
New City Cafe
with Derek Webb
102 South Central Street Knoxville, TN 37902
tickets $12

Columbia, SC
10/16/2004
three shows, tba
Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken
Ft. Jackson CTOF Columbia, SC 29205

Columbia, SC
10/17/2004
tba
Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken
Ft. Jackson CTOF Columbia, SC 29205

I hope you all have a great week!!!
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:09 PM   #3
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I am going to that tonight.

Will the album be available in stores soon? Or even at the show tonight?
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:21 PM   #4
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I am going to that tonight.

Will the album be available in stores soon? Or even at the show tonight?
I really hope it will be there. Post back here after the show and let me know how it was!!! I'm trying to get out to a TN show, but i'm really busy and i don't have a car if you know anyone who lives out this way, let me know!
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Old 10-22-2004, 10:06 PM   #5
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I never would have guessed!

It turns out Sandra is now touring with Hanson! I was very surprised, but then again, i haven't listened to much of their music since...well, a long time ago. I hope it proves to be successful for her and i hope she has a chance to talk to the band (or is it group?). I am looking forward to the time she will be back in the states though, b/c i didn't get the chance to see her show yet, and i really want to buy a cd for cheaper than online. as a poor college student, i have no extra cash for a cd, but a concert and cd would be cheaper... whatever. I just really want to see her (and Derek) in concert and have a chance to get her new music. Until later...
-Sarah
ps. i told sandra about this site so she could be visiting when she gets back in the states.
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Old 11-16-2004, 02:35 PM   #6
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Christmas is coming and Sandra's new cd should be on your list!!!!
Again, check out her website: www.sandramccracken.com
Peace, Sarah
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:36 PM   #7
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Is anyone in the Chatanooga area who would be willing to take me to the Sandra McCracken/Andrew Peterson concert next sunday Dec. 12? I would love to go and it is in Nashville so let me know!!!
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"The image of God invisible/the firstborn of all life/before and within, He holds it all in/one name, one faith, one Christ/I trust no other source or Name/nowhere else can I hide/this grace gives me fear,/and this grace draws me near/and all that it asks it provides"-Derek Webb
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Some really cool information

I have an awesome story about my chance meeting with Sandra the other day! So see my AWESOME BLOG!!! for the story and let me know your thoughts!
Peace, Sarah
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"The image of God invisible/the firstborn of all life/before and within, He holds it all in/one name, one faith, one Christ/I trust no other source or Name/nowhere else can I hide/this grace gives me fear,/and this grace draws me near/and all that it asks it provides"-Derek Webb
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Old 01-13-2005, 04:43 PM   #9
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Anyone appreciate Sandra's music????
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"The image of God invisible/the firstborn of all life/before and within, He holds it all in/one name, one faith, one Christ/I trust no other source or Name/nowhere else can I hide/this grace gives me fear,/and this grace draws me near/and all that it asks it provides"-Derek Webb
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Well everyone, I went to a Sandra/Derek show with a lot of other people and took some reasonable pictures. It was an amazing show and I can't wait to see them again!
Let me know what you think!
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"The image of God invisible/the firstborn of all life/before and within, He holds it all in/one name, one faith, one Christ/I trust no other source or Name/nowhere else can I hide/this grace gives me fear,/and this grace draws me near/and all that it asks it provides"-Derek Webb
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"The image of God invisible/the firstborn of all life/before and within, He holds it all in/one name, one faith, one Christ/I trust no other source or Name/nowhere else can I hide/this grace gives me fear,/and this grace draws me near/and all that it asks it provides"-Derek Webb
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