TCC Playlist: Family Bible by Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson

“Rock of ages, rock of ages cleft for me.”

I love this Willie Nelson song, “Family Bible,” because I’m a fan of alt-country and Americana. But like any good country song, it also makes me a little sad because it describes an America already long past. Listen to “Family Bible” and more:

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TCC Playlist: We Are Many by The Hackensaw Boys

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The Hackensaw Boys

Our country is more divided than ever after Trump’s victory, but the Church teaches that we are one human family and must love one another, as difficult as that might be. As the Hackensaw Boys sing, “On your left side that’s your brother. On your right side that’s your sister.” Listen after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Mary by Patty Griffin

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Patty Griffin is a singer-songwriter and self-described lapsed Catholic. She says of faith, “You need to take in the mystery, and religion is an effort to make that a regular things in people’s lives.” She’s written hits, but find herself drawn to gospel and Americana. Listen to her song “Mary” & more after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Mumford and Sons

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Mumford and Sons

I’ve never been a big fan of the Mumford and Sons, though there’s no denying their talent, or the way faith influences their songwriting, but this cover of the hymnCome Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” so stripped down and bare, just about made my day. Listen here:

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