Art, faith, how culture shapes and is shaped by us, and more in The Gray Havens’ latest album
Chris and Stephen have a wide-ranging conversation with Dave Radford of husband-and-wife folk-pop duo The Gray Havens about the value and purpose of art, the business side of the music industry, and the process of putting together their latest album, Ghost of a King.
- Musical influences:
- Simon and Garfunkel
- James Taylor
- Cat Stevens
- Frank Sinatra
- Dean Martin
- Mumford and Sons
- Florence and the Machine
- Fleet Foxes
- Bon Iver
- Lyrical influences:
- The Lord of the Rings
- the Gray Havens in _The Lord of the Rings
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
- Other people mentioned on the show
- Jon Foreman
- Ben Shive
- Stephen’s rant on iPods: 1.10: Because Capitalism Yay
- Temple board
- John Piper
- 0.01: We Need Some Context—in which, in our very first episode, we discussed John Piper and Pope Francis as representing very different styles of using social media. (Also: whoa, that episode is rough…)
- “Shadows of the Dawn,” “Band of Gold,” “Diamonds and Gold,” and “This My Soul” from Ghost of a King by The Gray Havens – used by permission. Go buy this album!
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Who is also deeply inspired by Tolkien, for the record.
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- Andrew Fallows
- Kurt Klassen
- Jeremy Cherfas
- Jeremy W. Sherman
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