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How do we know how?

What does it mean to not know how to do something when you can already see it in your mind or hear it in your head - the only thing is that you can’t just put it down on paper or out into the air - something about your body doesn’t know how.

Quote IconWorship isn’t music just like love isn’t kissing but where there is worship there will be music and where there’s love there will be kissing.

John Mark McMillan

All My Heart Could Sing

Last Wednesday 11.28 I had the sweet honor of being part of a songwriters night in Boston called The Thing. We got together nine songwriters, all playing on each others songs, and all chipping in artistically in different ways.

One of the songs I sung was ‘All My Heart Could Sing’. I’ve never played this one and had so many friends singing harmonies on the chorus. My friend John accompanied with sweet nothings on the electric guitar, and another new friend, Deni, graced us all with her high lines on the keys. It was beautiful to have other people add their voices, and ideas to my music, and also to be able to contribute to theirs, hence the honor that I feel. 

Take a listen, there are some others to check out too. And thank you as always for listening to my music and the adventures I’ve been on.

Much love,

- Manasseh

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SHOW: THE THING | 11.28

From the people who brought you “New Sh*t”, comes a brand new show.

Come to The Loft (921 Boylston St. Boston, MA) at 8:30pm on November 28th to hear beautiful sounding things from:

Bigfoot Wallace
Paige Chaplin
Manasseh Israel 
Chris West
Deni Hlavinka 
Jilian Medford
Kevin Erskine 
Hadley Kennary 
Selina Elsie 

Featuring: Adam Kronowski, Parker McAnnally, Alec Alabado, and Tim Reynolds.

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Direction.

Certain things God makes blatantly obvious: Things equivalent to being placed in an empty room with one large canvas, brushes, paints, and ample time. In the face of some situations in life where our overarching trajectories lead toward undeniable places ‘What to do?’ becomes a foolish question.

A little something something from a song by my band JUNGLE FIRES.

We are opening tomorrow for Meg Porter’s Caf Show at 150 Massachusetts Ave.

Join us! | 10PM | FREE.