Between the Songs Podcast
Summary: Rich Mullins: Between The Songs is a podcast by Joe Cook of the Ragamuffin Archive and Chris Marchand of PostConsumer Reports, two self-proclaimed Rich Mullins superfans. Each episode takes an in depth look at each one of his albums, a particular project, or a particular aspect of his career. It features interviews with his friends and people he worked with along with a commentary by Joe and Chris on the album in focus.
Our next bonus episode features interviews with Andrew Osenga and Jeremy Casella, two artists greatly affected by Rich Mullins' work, and who are currently trying to fund their new albums on Kickstarter. Joe was able to talk with Osenga last fall in the lead up to the Window Rock Tribute Concert and Chris spoke to Casella a few weeks ago for PostConsumer Reports. Please check out their Kickstarter pages and consider supporting their work.
To start the new year we have a very special bonus episode featuring a lost interview of Rich Mullins from 1992. A tape was recently discovered at KHAC radio that contains a lengthy interview Mullins did a few years before Mullins moved out to the Navajo nation to do ministry work. The episode also features an interview with filmmaker Larry Handley of Little Brown Dog Productions who filmed and edited the concert film of the 20th Anniversary Window Rock Tribute Concert.
Bassist, song-writer, and producer Mark Robertson was not only a member of Rich Mullins' Ragamuffin Band and the lead singer of This Train, but he also recorded He has just released an album with his new band Prayer Flags and so we decided to take the opportunity to talk about the new music, his long history in the music business, and his time with Mullins.
This bonus episode features an interview with Matt Walden, the creator, maker, and perpetrator of St. Rich Beard Oil. Not only do we get into the beard oil origin story, but Matt also gives an extensive account of his weekend in Nashville where he attended the Andrew Peterson A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band tribute concert, as well as a party with a number of Mullins' old friends. Finally, the episode features the full version of Chris' St. Rich Beard Oil advertisement.
Episode 3, released on the 20th Anniversary of Rich Mullins' death, features a Q&A recorded live at the Window Rock Tribute Concert (September 16, 2017), and features David Mullins, Mitch McVicker, Beth Snell Lutz, Andrew Osenga, and Chuck Harper. Then, we were so moved by David Mullins' talk during the concert we decided to include it as well. With humor and some twists and turns David asked the simple question: "How do you live a life of impact?"
Our next bonus episode features an in depth interview with musician and pastor Eric Hauck that Joe did on KHAC radio. Eric toured with Mullins as part of the Ragamuffin Band and was also a member of the Kid Brothers of St. Frank. This episode also features an interview Joe did with Chris about the upcoming Window Rock Tribute Concert, where Joe and Chris go over the event and share ways that people can financially support the event.
Chris had the opportunity to attend UTR Media's 2017 Escape to the Lake music festival and retreat in Cedar Lake, Indiana. This bonus episode of Between the Songs features an exclusive interview with Andrew Greer, the author of the new book on Rich Mullins Winds of Heaven Stuff of Earth: Spiritual Conversation Inspired by the Life & Lyrics of Rich Mullins. You can pre-order the book (and receive some great extras) by visiting it's official website: https://www.windsofheavenstuffofearth.com/
Episode 2 features an in depth look at Rich Mullins' first independent album with his band and ministry Zion. The episode also features an extensive interview with Beth Snell Lutz, Mullins' bandmate and friend. She offers a rare peek into Mullins' early years in Cincinnati leading up to how he found his way into the recording industry in Nashville.
Bonus: An Inside Look at the Lost Rich Mullins LeSEA Tapes With Andrew Montonera
Introduction, Jimmy Abegg, and the Be God's Project
Teaser Episode: An Introduction to Rich Mullins: Between the Songs