PBS sensation and Emmy-nominated, award-winning folk group, Annie Moses Band, known for its fiery string playing and soulful renditions of beloved American songs, releases today its first single, "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree," from the group's upcoming (March 2019) studio album Under the Tree of Life. Releasing from ManAlive Records with global distribution from The Fuel Music, the song is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, Apple Music, Spotify and more digital providers internationally through this link: https://the-fuel-music.lnk.to/appletree. The song is also available as a free download with each preorder of the album beginning today at https://store.anniemosesband.com/under-the-tree-of-life.html.
From the opening line of the song that states -- The tree of life my soul hath seen. Laden with fruit and always green... to the closing lyrics: This fruit does make my soul to thrive. It keeps my dying faith alive. Which makes my soul in haste to be, With Jesus Christ the apple tree, the listener experiences a slow build to an emotional climax, illustrating the band's ability to find new, avant-garde dimensions in revered melodies. The original hymn is painted with stunning instrumental colors and a transfixing vocal performance by Annie Dupre, the Band's lead vocalist and violinist.
"'Jesus Christ the Apple Tree' was in our minds from the very beginning of this new album," says Dupre. "It's a song that our family has loved for years. The focus on the Tree of Life and its connection to the healing of Christ sums up the scope of the album in a beautiful way."
Furthermore, beginning today, the 59+minute celebratory Christmas special is available to stream on UP Faith & Family, America's Favorite Streaming Service for Families. This subscription-based service offers a 14-day free trial to watch endless hours of commercial-free, family and faith-friendly entertainment. Subscribers can download the UP Faith & Family app or go to Upfaithandfamily.com to get started with no contract or obligation.
O Holy Night: An Annie Moses Band Christmas Special lights up the Christmas season with passion and wonder. Medieval melodies and traditional carols ignite in fiery new arrangements that glow with Christmas joy. Gather the family and celebrate the holidays with this reverent and festive musical special. Songs include: "Carol of the Bells," "Jingle Bells," "When the Christmas Baby Cries," "Go Tell It On the Mountain," "Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella," "Personent Hodie," "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Gabriel's Message," "Ave Maria," "We Three Kings" and "O Holy Night."
Annie Moses Band is also taking its Christmas favorites to audiences nationwide as part of the 19-city Christmas With The Annie Moses Band tour. The remaining tour dates include:
12/14 Arlington, TX - Arlington Music Hall
12/15 Greenwood, AR - Greenwood Performing Arts Center
12/16 Texarkana, TX - First Baptist Church Texarkana
12/17 Longview, TX - Longview First United Methodist
12/21 Conroe, TX - Crighton Theater
12/22 Fredericksburg, TX - Rockbox Theater
12/23 Austin, TX - Life Austin Amphitheater
* Dates and venues are subject to change.