This week, we are thrilled to welcome Derek Webb, a singer/songwriter and veteran influential voice within and beyond the Christian Music Industry. Over the course of the past 25 years, Derek has made a career out of making forward-leaning art - first with his band Caedmon’s Call, which he co-founded in the mid-90’s, and then as a solo artist. He is well known for his progressive musicality and his unwaveringly honest lyrics - calling into question everything from our relationship with politics to evolving gender issues. His most recent album, The Jesus Hypothesis, was released this spring and is billed as his “first ‘Christian & Gospel record’ in over 10 years”.
A true fringe voice, Derek’s work is deeply resonant with The Orchard’s values and mission, and we can’t wait of you to get to know him!
Questions for contemplation and conversation:
How do you see labels and categories as helpful or unhelpful (or both) for creativity?
What is the weirdest or most peculiar part of your story?
"The narrower the deeper" : what is the invitation in this phrase for you today?