Prayer/Life – Music that stays with you.
This music is different – written in response to the Sprit’s leading only – unforgettable and beautiful.
This message is different – a psychologist’s rich interpretations of scripture and wise observations of life, people, self.
This band is different -- different generations, different cultures, different cities, different professions (a psychologist and an engineer?!), different traditions (social justice activism and charismatic gifting). Nevertheless God brought us together and gave us some vastly beautiful music and profound lyrics.
This project is different – based on prayer, waiting, and radical trust vs. striving and strategy. We are seeking the big plan and the purpose for each song in someone’s life.
The result is: deep lyrics, gorgeous chords, unique vocals, intricate keys, enchanting flute, and luscious cello lines—we bring you music that stays with you and changes you.
John was a piano prodigy in high school. He still is. But he turned away from using those pro skills for any other purpose than serving God. He has a hip-hop band, too, called Kingdom Business, that he pursues for the same purpose.
Andrea studied classical flute for years but secretly wanted to sing. But some little things came first, like getting a husband, a Ph.D., and a family. Now is apparently the time to sing.
John and Andrea met up in the unlikely venue of Craigslist and became a powerful writing duo. We are also the most unlikely duo, having next to "nothing in common" (except the most important thing).....
Andrea's voice has been called "unique" and "special". John has crazy piano skills--a musician's musician. Andrea's lyrics are deep and poetic and enticingly lead people back to the scriptures. Our songwriting has jumped out and caught the attention of experienced industry people.
Patrick Siegel of New Artist Avenue heard us on Myspace and asked to produce our unique songs using a top CCM production team, namely multi-Grammy winners Bill Whittington and Blair Masters.
Keith Mohr, President of IndieHeaven.com
heard us on the Fanfaves chart and said, "I am listening to your music, it’s real nice. Good songwriting!"
Blair Masters, prolific arranger/composer/programmer, said:
"Prayer/Life's music is unique in that it encourages space for prayer and meditation. Between John's inspired piano playing, and Andrea's creative melodies, I found the experience of working with them to be delightful."
Debra Byrd, vocal coach on American Idol, has enthusiastically supported the project and promises she will sing her favorite song on the debut album, “Your Mark”
We can't wait for you to use this music in your own journey towards deeper connection to yourself and to God.
Learn more about our back story, leave comments, see videos and photos at www.facebook.com/prayerlifemusic
released 10 November 2009
Executive Produced by Andrea Davis-Griffin and John Stallworth
Produced by Patrick Siegel
Arranged by John Stallworth and Andrea Davis-Griffin
Mixed and engineered by Bill Whittington at The Givens House, Franklin, TN
Programmed and piano recorded by Blair Masters The Masters Lair, Franklin, TN
Vocals recorded by Patrick Siegel at The Givens House, Franklin, TN
Guitars and flute recorded by Patrick Siegel at New Artist Avenue, Goshen, IN
Mastered at Northstar Mastering, Seattle, WA
Management consultation by Henry Alonzo/Adarga Entertainment Group
Art Direction and Graphic Design by Samuel Valdez/VirtusAd
Hair & Makeup by Chignon Salon, Pasadena, CA
Photography at Petrol Studio, Burbank, CA
Vocal Coaching by Debra Byrd
Andrea Davis-Griffin - vocals, flute
John Stallworth - piano, keyboards, synths
Scott Davis - bgv on Risk Our Lives, guitars
John Catchings - cello