Â Los Angeles, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2012) â€“ On September 25,th Annie Moses Bandâ€™s highly anticipated release Pilgrims and Prodigals, debuted to critical acclaim. The project garnered praise from music critics across the nation including Worship Leader, Christianity Today and Examiner, among others.
â€œIf modern rock is now the Christian mainstream then the Annie Moses Band is the new alternative. The family of accomplished and classically trained, award-winning musicians (who play practically ever stringed instrument used in an orchestra) offer up a full menu of road-ready fare for the pilgrim and prodigal in all of us.â€ â€“Worship Leader
Â â€œAn eclectic blend of classical, jazz, folk, some Celtic undertones and even a new twist on a few more contemporary musical pieces â€“including innovative renderings of â€˜Love Songâ€™ (Elton John) and â€˜I Got a Nameâ€™ (Jim Croce) â€“ Pilgrims & Prodigals showcases the bandâ€™s versatility and beautiful harmonies.â€ â€“ Examiner.com
Â â€œâ€¦a cover of Jim Croceâ€™s 1970 hit, â€˜I Got A Name,â€™ and Annieâ€™s tongue-in-cheek â€˜Girl of Constant Sorrow,â€™ are big wins.â€ â€“ Christianity Today
Â â€œThe six siblings that comprise the Annie Moses Band have built an impressive platform with their blend of disparate classic genres into one modern package. Pilgrims and Prodigals is perhaps their best work to date with a strong mix of eight original tunes and five covers. Their arresting take on â€œPoor Wayfaring Pilgrimâ€ is particularly stunning.â€-CCM Magazine
Â Pilgrims and Prodigals features 13 diverse tracks which blend the captivating styles of classical, jazz, folk, and a fission of Celtic. Eight songs on the album were written or co-written by members of the group, while five other tunes such as â€œPoor Wayfaring Pilgrimâ€ and â€œGirl of Constant Sorrowâ€ received inventive re-imaginings.
Coinciding with its album release, the Annie Moses Band also filmed the music video for the first radio single â€œBlush.â€ The video was directed by award-winning filmmaker, David Kiern, and is set inside the glamorous Rippavilla Plantation (a historic mansion infamous for its ghosts located near Nashville, Tenn.). It was the bandâ€™s goal to find a perfect backdrop for the radio single that marries a nostalgic message with a modern edge.
â€œâ€™Blushâ€™ questions our cultureâ€™s cynicism and speaks a timeless truth with powerful relevance,â€ says Annie Wolaver, lead vocalist and violin player. â€œItâ€™s a song that yearns for a return to the beauty and dignity of innocence.â€
In support of the albumâ€™s release and their upcoming music video, the band also recently connected with Moody Radio, USA Radio, the AFA Journal, and AllAccess.com to share the purpose behind the project.
â€œWhat listeners and readers will learn is that every song on the album caters to the belief that everyone is on a personal journey, whether one is finding their way back home or they are running from it,â€ says Wolaver.
Additionally, Annie Moses Band recently re-launched its website at www.anniemosesband.com with new graphics, images from the Pilgrims & Prodigals photo shoot and new video content. The newly reconfigured website also allows fans to listen to the bandâ€™s previous projects.
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