Music: Gungor

Who is Gungor?  They are a Christian Rock band led by Michael Gungor.  What used to be the Michael Gungor Band, became simply Gungor.  Michael relates on the band website, “With where I’d like to go as a band, ‘The Michael Gungor Band’ doesn’t make sense,” says Michael. “So we’re changing the name to Gungor, to be a little less concretely about one front person. I don’t want this band to simply be about me.”

There are only 2 albums that I know of, with the most recent being “Beautiful Things.”  For a quick studio sample, check out the title song.

Live from RELEVANT studios

Makes me think the xylophone is a critically underused instrument in most music.  It’s a straightforward, simply elegant song.  Here is the wording: 

Beautiful Things
All this pain
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change at all
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground at all
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us
All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You
You make me new, You are making me new

Of course, these guys can really rock out too, but let’s not spoil that surprise – you should get a copy of the album for your music player.

From their first album is an amazingly truthful and thought provoking song called “God is not a white man”.  (Ain’t that the truth?)

God is not a white man

A simple message:  God loves us all, doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve done, or even if you chose to not acknowledge His love.  God is God, he is not an American, a republican, a democrat or even a white man.  And oh yeah, God does not make junk.