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TCC Playlist: Take Up Your Spade by Sara Watkins

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Sara Watkins We first heard Sara Watkins when she was a teenage fiddle player with the platinum selling bluegrass group Nickel Creek. She sings, write songs, plays ukulele and guitar and even played percussion while touring with The Decemberists. She’s now a solo artist on Nonesuch Records. She’s said of her faith, “You try being aware of your faith at all times.” Listen to “Take Up Your Spade” from her newest album “Sun Midnight Sun” here. On the track she sings, “Forgive and be forgiven . . . give thanks for all you have been given . . . take up your spade and break ground.” Listen after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: I’m not afraid to die & I’ll Fly Away by Gillian Welch and Allison Krauss

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“My hobo soul will rise.”

Gillian Welch and Allison Krauss are incredible musicians and songwriters who often write Americana music about faith and doubt, sin and redemption. Listen to “I’m not afraid to die” and “I’ll fly away” two great songs for the Feast of Ascension and see photos after the jump:

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