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For our second record, we want to make an album of re-imagined hymns that are endurance songs, songs for the daily journey of faith.
Matt Grimsley
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Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
5 Team Members

Hi, my name is Matt Grimsley. I'm a pastor and a musician.  I am shaped by the Narrative of God rescuing the world in his Son, Jesus, and I seek to infuse that narrative into songs, sermons, liturgies, and ultimately into the lives of people.

I get to work with some incredible musicians at Redeemer Church of Knoxville, including Amy Porter, a masterful writer and arranger.  We love hymns and how they give expression to the ups and downs of the journey of faith, always directing us to the work of Christ.  And we want to share our arrangements of these hymns beyond the walls of our church.  Our first album "Rise O Buried Lord" gave people a musical narration through Holy Week. And this second album called "Morning to Evening" is a collection of endurance songs for the journey of faith.  We are stoked to have producer Brian T. Murphy and featured vocalist Margaret Patton French join our uber talented musicians from Redeemer and the Knoxville community.  

But, here's the deal: we don't want to use the church's money to make this album.  We want them to keep it and use it for care and mission.  And we want to be able to give away our music for free when it's done.  So, we need $15,000 to fully create and distribute this album and we need a loyal band of backers to help us get there.  We have some pretty awesome perks: music, t-shirts, a Spurgeon book, and original works of art, plus some great options for you fellow worship leaders. Choose one of the fun rewards and let's get this music out for all to hear.

Our desire is that these songs would bless all who hear it, and we would love for you to partner with us.  And we would love for you to help us spread the word about our project.  Thank you. 

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  • $10USD
    Just the music

    A digital download of "Morning to Evening"

    28 claimed
  • $15USD
    Old and new school

    A digital download AND a physical CD of "Morning to Evening"

    29 claimed
  • $25USD
    More music

    A digital and physical copy of "Morning to Evening" PLUS a digital and physical copy of our 1st album "Rise O Buried Lord."

    23 claimed
  • $25USD
    Stylish option

    A digital and physical copy of "Morning to Evening" AND a Green Carpet Players t-shirt featuring original art from Beth Meadows.

    50 claimed
  • $25USD
    The dynamic duo

    A digital and physical copy of "Morning to Evening" AND a copy of Spurgeon's devotional book entitled Morning & Evening

    12 claimed
  • $35USD
    Stylish and more music

    Both albums and a t-shirt

    22 claimed
  • $35USD
    Spurgeon and more music

    Both albums and the Spurgeon book

    9 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Worship Leader option

    Both albums PLUS full orchestrations and all lead sheets

    10 claimed
  • $100USD
    A Piece of the Turf

    Both albums, PLUS a framed original art piece of a square of Redeemer's famous green carpet scheduled to be replaced in the next year

    21 claimed
  • $150USD
    Pick her brain

    Both albums, all orchestrations and lead sheets PLUS a 1-hour one-on-one hangout with Music Director and Arranger Amy Porter (in person if local; via skype if not) to talk all things music. Got a song you're writing/arranging? Share it with Amy and let her give you feedback.

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  • $150USD
    Pick his brain

    Both albums, all orchestrations and lead sheets PLUS a 1-hour one-on-one hangout with Worship Pastor Matt Grimsley (take you out to lunch if local; otherwise via skype) to talk all things liturgy, worship, and pastoring. Want to be more intentional about the flow of your worship service? Let Matt share with you from his experience.

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  • $500USD
    All but the hymn sing

    Both albums, orchestrations and lead sheets, a t-shirt, a Spurgeon book, a framed piece of the carpet, and a chat with Matt and Amy.

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    The Hymn Sing option

    All of the above PLUS we'll come do a hymn sing or house show for you (dependent upon travel distance and flexibility on timing)

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