A live album recorded in Crowder's new hometown of Atlanta. Complete with his famed touring sidekick, Kenny Rodgers The Arctic Fox as the cover art, Neon Porch Extravaganza features six newly recorded live songs and a video element from his latest Neon Steeple, which boldly debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200.
"We recorded an evening on the front porch at my home church in Atlanta, GA, PCC (Passion City Church) it was freaking stupid good," shares Crowder. "I became convinced that it would be a disservice if it were not documented properly. If you are reading this, I know you have most likely been in some public space joining my friends and I on the front porch singing like crazy and this is for us, you and I. It was a ridiculous night. We had a party before we started singing on the porch. There was a mechanical bull. There was a petting zoo. There was inflatable jousting. There were food trucks with stupid good food stuffs. There was a dance floor. There was a dance party in my tour bus. And then we went inside to sing to God. It was perfect. I hope you enjoy. Enjoy the auditory experience."
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My Beloved (Live)
I Am (Live)
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) f/ Tedashii (Live)
Hold On, We're Going Home (Live)
Come As You Are (Live)
Hands of Love (Live)
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) f/ Tedashii (Live Video)
Big Surprises in Little Packages| Posted November 03, 2015
Christmas came early for Crowder fans! On October 30th, Crowder surprised everyone when Neon Porch Extravaganza was released. Recorded live in Atlanta during the Outcry Tour, this 6 song album brings the concert experience home. As something additionally fun and unique, Crowder has provided a number of different album art downloads for iTunes featuring his faithful companion Kenny Rodgers the Arctic Fox.
It's undeniable that live recordings have a different feel than studio recordings. Often times they're more raw and emotional because of the added dimension of the audience, and Neon Porch Extravaganza is no exception.
Crowder is known for his unique combination of sounds and moving lyrics. From appalachia to southern rock to gospel, he includes it all. The popular worship single "I Am" from Crowder's debut solo album Neon Steeple makes an appearance, as does the Grammy-nominated track "Come As You Are." Bordering on southern/folk rock, "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" (featuring Tedashii) urges listeners and prodigals to come back to God because "you can't outrun God."
The Bottom Line:
Crowder assembles an outstanding live set, and Neon Porch Extravaganza lets those who may not have been able to see it be a part of the experience.
Song to Download Now:
"Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" (Get it on iTunes here.)