This album convicted me of my sloth and torpor and cast a vision of godly masculine zeal, at a time when I was asleep. Praise God for the work of these brothers!
Favorite track: Where Are the Persecuted?.
WAKE UP SLEEPER is our attempt to recover and proclaim the themes of Final Judgment and Christian warfare that used to adorn the church, but are so despised and neglected today.
released March 1, 2009
All songs written by Jody Killingsworth unless otherwise noted
Produced by Darius Fong and the Good Shepherd Band
For ClearNote Records
THE GOOD SHEPHERD BAND
Jody Killingsworth – lead vocal, guitar, piano
Andrew Henry - guitar
Aaron Jones - keyboards
Michael Buschbacher - bass
Philip Moyer - drums
James Hogue - Guitar Solo “Rock of Ages”
Aaron Laws - French Horn “Wake Up Sleeper”
Hand Clappers: Dawn Spaetti, David Pryor, Chris Thornhill, Jacob Mentzel
Choir: Jenna Killingsworth, Thea Smith, Anna Epp, Jon Crum, Andrew Russell, James Hogue, Ali Trout, Dani Williams
Largely recorded in Mick Buschbacher's basement, Bloomington, Indiana
Additional recording at ClearNote Church, and in Doug and Heather Ummel's living room
Engineered by Philip Moyer
Mixed and Mastered by Darius Fong, Hollywood, CA
The Good Shepherd Band would like to thank the following people:
Ralph and Lois Buschbacher for raising such an irrepressible and loveable son, and for allowing us to commandeer their basement for four months. Dan who graciously endured all the noise. Lawrence and Janet Howell for their encouragement and support, without which this record would still be a far off dream. Our beautiful, godly wives for their patience, love, and service. Thank you Amy, thank you Jenna. David Pryor for lending us the nicest microphones we used (and the best sounding guitar amp). Lucas and Hannah Weeks for loaning out their beautiful piano. Mark Westerfield for helping us move it. Doug and Heather Ummel for opening their home to us. We love the sound of your living room! The entire board of ClearNote Fellowship for believing in our gifts and risking so much on us. Luke Trout for improving the look of things considerably. Darius Fong whose services we recommend to anyone trying to make a good record. Jake Mentzel who somehow manages to have a hand in everything.
May God richly bless all of you.
CD and cover design by Lucas Trout
Cover photograph “Blurred Cathedral Glass” taken by Jody Killingsworth, Summer 2006