Charlie Hall – Singer Songwriter
After honing his skills with rap tunes, and country songs about broken hearts, Charlie began to write in earnest, songs built around his own, and the people of his community’s visions and wrestlings with Scripture, the Holy Spirit, and living like Jesus in a fragmented world. He began this journey of songwriting in 1992, becoming part of the Passion movement in 1997, and has been an integral voice alongside them since, seeing incredible things happen in musical worship and acts of justice with this eclectic group of folks. He has seen many hairstyles come and go, and he has seen the world of music in the Church grow and shape-shift in myriad pulses and patterns.
Through this his heart beat and his mind raced to give song to the ever-moving landscape of worship music, taking in the dappled expressions of hymnody that the Church bears as fruit in places from San Diego, to Chicago; from Kyiv, to Kampala. The many colors and collections of the people of God give his songs a multiple-voiced concern for the often-forgotten ones: who offend our propriety, who make our consumption uncomfortable, who might just show us the most scattered parts of ourselves. Charlie works to compose in a way that invites our embrace of the broken into our adoration of God, that those streams are not separate, but essential together, to offer a pleasing song to God, as incense, as offering.
The Rising is Charlie’s, and his merry band of misfits’ latest collection of honest heart-work; a stirred up response to questions and comforts, celebrating God’s steady presence in an often inscrutable world; and it is a remembering that God’s heart, and Christ’s mind are given to His sons and daughters, and how we can find ourselves loosed upon the world with this remembrance, to gather the put-together, and the broken alike, to find constancy in the wide love of the Father.
Avalon Legacy A25 Acoustic
LR Baggs DI
Fender American Telecaster
DMB Pedals Stellar Drive
Walrus Audio Pedals