CD - Abide With Me by Sara Groves and published by Authentic Media.
For six years, Sara and Troy Groves have been curating art community events in a 105 year old St. Paul, MN church, now called Art House North. This summer, Sara and her bandmates converted the building into a studio for her 13th project, Abide With Me. It is fitting that this collection of hymns was recorded in a space built for congregational singing. Abide With Me finds Groves recording with long-time bandmates, Aaron Fabbrini (bass, pedal steel), Zach Miller (drums), and Ben Gowell (engineer, mix), and introduces a new collaboration with singer/songwriter/producer John Mark Nelson (guitar, vocals). Woodwinds, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and accordion round out this beautifully warm record. There is a strong St. Paul presence on this record, with most of the players residing in a square mile of The Groves. "The songs for this record were carefully selected from a personal list of songs that have been a comfort and aslve to me over the years." Some songs stay close to original while other are fittingly re-tuned.