Thanks to all the musicians and supporters who worked along with me on this project, Redemption’s Mystery is now complete and ready for purchase! Click on the Music or Store tabs above for digital or physical copies. Enjoy!
The new CD is almost here! The official CD release concert will be held at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation in Davis, CA on March 8th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are by donation, and CDs will be available for purchase at the concert. Pre-orders will be mailed out early, however, as soon as the physical copy CDs arrive (should be around February 15th).
Here is a small taste of what’s on the new recording. I’m so excited to share this music with you all!
Words, music, classical guitar and vocals by Elizabeth Busch
Celtic whistles by Kurt Heinecke
Strings by David Henry
Produced by Mitch Dane
The recording of Redemption’s Mystery is complete! Now just waiting for artwork and replication. Here are a few more pictures from the last day of recording. I am so grateful for this recording experience, and for the kindness, creativity, and expertise of my producer, Mitch Dane.
CD release concert will be scheduled for sometime in February!
Recording has begun! So far I am really enjoying the process. Mitch Dane is a wonderful producer and great person to work with. We’ve recorded all but 3 of the guitar parts as of yesterday. Then we wanted a sweeter, more mellow guitar sound, and set off in search of a cedar top guitar. I had my mom ship off my Greg Brandt, which safely arrived this morning. However, Mitch had contacted Michael Card in the meantime to ask if we could possibly borrow a classical guitar, and Michael said yes! So we dropped by his studio this afternoon to pick it up, and I got to see the person who has so influenced my songwriting. What is even more wonderful about the guitar we are borrowing is that it once belonged to John Michael Talbot, who gave it Michael Card when they did their “Brother to Brother” album. Both have been such an influence in my music and writing. I am thankful for all these blessings, and the opportunity to be here on this great adventure!
I am excited to be recording a new CD this fall! After a long search for the right producer for the project, I have decided to go with Mitch Dane, producer for Jars of Clay, JJ Heller, Lara Landon, and many other well-known artists. Working with Mitch will require a trip to Nashville, so it will be a new adventure! If you would like to join me in this endeavor, you can come along for the ride in a variety of ways. There are links below to pre-buy CDs, donate, purchase special packages, etc. CDs should be ready to mail out by the end of January or early February.
Thanks for the many ways you support this music! I hope that through it, you will be blessed.
*Note: If you would like to buy a package as a Christmas gift, please note that in your order. A voucher for the new CD will be mailed out along with the handmade gifts in time for Christmas. Actual CDs will be mailed as soon as they are ready. Shipping is free for all orders.*
Pre-buy “Redemption’s Mystery” $15.00
Pre-buy signed copy of “Redemption’s Mystery” $20.00
Purchase “Redemption’s Mystery”, and receive handmade Alabaster Music book/music/grocery bag (made by Elizabeth’s mom herself!)
Tan with blue bubble edging $35.00
Mauve with floral edging $35.00
Brown and white etched $35.00
Set of 3 bags with CD: $75
Hand Painted Silk Scarf
Purchase “Redemption’s Mystery”, and receive elegant hand painted 100% silk scarf (yes, I’m starting a fashion line )
Fuschia Splash Woodland Wildflower Flower Garden Turquoise Tortoise
$60.00 (Please note in your order which scarf you would like)
CD, Scarf, and Bag Package
“Redemption’s Mystery”, handmade music/grocery bag, and hand painted 100% silk scarf
with tan bag
with mauve bag
with brown bag
CD, Scarf, Bag, and Special Email List
Signed copy of “Redemption’s Mystery”, handmade music/grocery bag, hand painted 100% silk scarf, and emails detailing the recording process (watch the adventure unfold!)
with tan bag
with mauve bag
with brown bag
Livengood Handmade Guitar
Donate $2,000 and receive my very first handmade guitar! This is a cedartop guitar made in 1996 by Steven Livengood from Colorado Springs. It has a sweet, lovely sound and Gilbert tuners with abalone inlay. Comes with velvet-lined hard case. New CD included! * Please note that this item must be picked up in person, or shipping paid by customer.
Shipping (if not picking up in person): $50
I had a great time creating these videos at Viansa Winery in Sonoma. Many thanks to Steve O’Neill and William Redenbaugh for their sound and video expertise!
For the past 3 years or so, I have had the joy of playing at Rominger West Winery, a wonderful music venue here in Davis. Last night was the last show, as they are closing. It was one of the most enjoyable evenings I have played there, with a great audience and joyous energy. I wish to thank Mark West for the years of providing a venue for local music, and to share with all of you a video my friend took last night of one of my newest songs ,”Empty.” You can find it at the link here:
My sister directed me to this beautiful depiction of Mary (or the woman of the alabaster jar) at the feet of Jesus. It shows one of my favorites stories from the gospels. This is where I want to be, at the feet of the One who forgives, the One who sees and yet loves unconditionally. I think of art as this outpouring of fragrance, something beautiful, not financially useful, but an exquisite gift of love. We all have a gift to bring the Savior. When we know we’ve been redeemed and truly, deeply loved by the one who is Love, who is perfection, we want to bring Him something beautiful. And this is what the music is, a gift of love given to the Savior in gratitude, something the world may see as wasteful, but understood as valuable and beautiful by the One who receives all of our small gifts with great love.