On Sunday September 30th we'll be welcoming Jacob Moon for two appearances at Burns Presbyterian Church. In the morning, Jacob will be taking the service to share with us his journey with and passion for Compassion Canada.
Then join us at 7:00 p.m. that evening for a concert featuring Jacob Moon and our special guest Dave Siverns. Both are passionate performers and incredible songwriters.
I hope you can join us for a great day at Burns.
Every artist starts out with heroes. But not every artist gets asked by their heroes to join them, as artists, on their stage. It's a compliment that Jacob Moon keeps getting from the musicians who have inspired him since he started as a singer-songwriter out in Hamilton, Ontario. Artists like Rush, Marillion and Gordon Lightfoot have taken a shine to Moon's renditions of their songs and have lavished him praise and a spotlight that has gained him international attention. It is these inventive covers that draws the fans in, but it's Moon's original material and his compelling live show that make them pull up a chair.
Ron Sexsmith has said:
"Jacob Moon is an exceedingly gifted and watchable performer....seems completely at home on stage" and Danny Miranda (bassist for Queen) concurs "Tremendous command of the instrument...amazing voice. I can honestly say that I am overwhelmed by his music".
Jacob Moon is known for his giftedness as a singer, songwriter of award-winning pop and folk songs. He is also a master of the art of ‘live looping’, a performance style where he records what he’s playing in real time and layers sound on sound to make one guitar sound like an orchestra.
Sharing music is a wonderful thing. While I love listening to music alone, there’s something better about experiencing a concert or a great recording with others and there’s something even better about making and playing music together. That’s also one of the best things about the church – we get to play and sing together, learn new songs and find great truths in old ones together each week.
As a songwriter, I need you because you are a soul that finds melodies and lyrics compelling in a way that draws both of us into a story that is bigger than our own. I need you to challenge and encourage me, and you need the same from others and even me.