RELEASED MARCH 2023......Recorded in Belfast, Ireland, this project was a miraculous kingdom collaboration and prophetic journey to not only release to the original songs Creator had given us during the previous 5 years we'd traveled and worshipped all across Turtle Island, but beyond that, to bring the warrior sounds of the two warrior brothers - Native America and Ireland - together for such a time as this...to create a new, redemptive sound of percussive fusion (between nations, cultures, generations) that would reverberate with the heartbeat of ABBA and perpetuate healing throughout the land...releasing HIS ancient sound for today! The TITLE SONG of this album - "Great Chief Mountain" - was born spontaneously as we led worship at All Tribes DC (in 2021). Inspired by the reading of Isaiah 2:2-3 "Now it will come about that in the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the CHIEF of the mountains...and all nations will stream to it...", this chorus has become an prophetic anthem of kingdom, beckoning us to leave religion behind and ascend the mountain of God together as ONE in these epic epochs we are living in. SONGS FEATURED on this album include: Rumble <-> Great Chief Mountain <-> Shelter <-> Bold Like a Lion <-> Freedom in My Heart <-> Warrior Dance <-> Come Now Children <-> River Song <-> Jesus Consume Me <-> Orphans <-> Creator Drum Song <-> Hoka (Spontaneous Percussive Fusion)
RELEASED JAN 2019......The title song of this album - "Carlisle" - was named after Carlisle, PA which was ground zero for the model residential school in the U.S. that took native children away from their families to assimilate them, or as the motto of the school said "to kill the indian, save the man". This song tells the story and pays tribute to the children and families who suffered at the hands of these church led schools.
The final song on the album -"Blessing of the Naomhog" - was written in Cape Breton (N.S.) as a collaborative expression of thanksgiving to Creator between Mikmaq elders and worshipers from the U.S. and Ireland. Combining 3 languages (English, Mikmaq and Gaelic), this song commemorates a unified blessing of a 2018 boat launch (called The Naomhog) from Baddeck, N.S. as well as the greater beauty of honoring and walking as one with First Nations.
These 2 feature songs are further joined by a compilation of original songs Alex has written and recorded throughout his musical journey.