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TCC Playlist: He Set Me Free by Thad Cockrell

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“Lay down your burdens at his feet.”

Thad Cockrell is the son of a Baptist minister, so he’s just as comfortable singing about love and heartbreak as he is about Jesus and grace. Listen to him sing “He Set Me Free” track seven on the album “Oh to Be Loved” here:

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TCC Playlist: “Glorify” and “God or Man” by Ivan & Alyosha

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Ivan and Alyosha

Looking for Americana music that’s not afraid of the spiritual?  Check out the Seattle based band, Ivan & Alyosha. Named after the brothers Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov in Dostoyevsky’s novel, The Brothers Karamazov, the band makes music with lyrics like, “Don’t call me home just yet / it’s the Good Lord and the Devil doing battle for my soul.” Listen to “Glorify” and “God or Man” & hear the band discuss their name after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down by R.L. Burnside

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R.L. Burnside

“Take away my sin and give me grace.”

After a long day (or year) “Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down” by the Mississippi blues man R.L. Burnside, is the perfect song for sitting on the back porch. Burnside sings vocals on the 2000 album of the same name, but was too old and sick at the time to play guitar. It would be his last recording. Burnside knew what it was to have family members murdered and to take a man’s life. Listen to the song and the album after the jump:

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