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March 30 - Christy Snow House Concert
March 19 - Bill Cohen Presents the Songs & Spirit of John Denver
Bill Cohen presented a retrospective of the music of John Denver at the Unitarian Church, 93 w. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus on March 19th. Supported by Carl Yaffey on banjo, Joanne Blum on backup vocals, and Joe Lambert on guitar and backup vocals. The concert was well-attended with over 400 in the house! It was a wonderful celebration of the beautiful music and beautiful legacy of John Denver.
December 21- Karl Anthony's Laser Light Winter Solstice Concert
Here is a song from our Winter Solstice celebration featuring Karl Anthony. Cincinnati-based musician Jim Feist accompanied Karl on tabla.
September 15-Eddie Watkins, Jr.
June-The Bead People
The last regular First Saturday Chant was a festival of peace and love with The Bead People. Thanks to all the "flower children" who joined us for this special evening, wrapping up more than 7 years of wonderful First Saturday Chant nights. Many thanks also to Videographer Extraordinaire, Michael Taggart, who created this extended video of the event.
May- Christy Snow
Charlotte, North Carolina-based singer, songwriter, and minister Christy Snow was our special guest at the Chant in May.
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Harold Payne was our guest at the April chant. Harold is a multi-platinum and Posi award winning songwriter who has written songs for such diverse artists as Rod Steward, Patti Labelle, the Temptations, and long-time collaborator, Bobby Womack. We were blessed to have Harold join us for the weekend.
March 2018- RJ Cowdery
Feb. 2018-Tom Kimmel
Jan. 2018 - Jesse Powers & Chad Warren
Jesse Powers and Chad Warren helped us kick off the new year right with a wonderful performance at the First Saturday Chant on Jan. 6th, and then a musical visit to Unity of Delaware on Jan. 7th.
Click below for a video clip of "I Am Creator," one of the songs they performed at the Chant:
December-The In Spirit Band
The December Chant closed out our 7th year of the First Saturday Chant! The Unity Ukes made a special guest appearance. Thanks to all of you who have supported us through the years; we hope to see you all again in the New Year!
November-Jan Garrett & JD Martin
Jan Garrett and JD Martin were our special guests at the November Chant. This musical duo from Colorado has inspired positive music songwriters for quite some time, and their songs have won and been nominated for many awards in the Positive Music community.
September Chant-Eddie Watkins, Jr.
Motown legend and positive music guru Eddie Watkins, Jr. was our special guest at the chant in September. Eddie also performed at a house concert and at the Sunday service at Unity Church of Delaware. Thanks to Michael Taggart for this video, and thanks to Eddie for another memorable visit to the Columbus area.
August Chant With Jesse Powers
Local sensation Jesse Powers joined us at the chant on August 5. Her energy helped us create a love-filled space that evening. Thanks to Michael Taggart for this video taste of the event.
July Chant With Karl Anthony
June Chant With Karen Drucker
Karen Drucker with the In Spirit Band, June 2017.
Left to right: Steve Perakis, Ralph Leeseberg, Lynda McClanahan, Karen Drucker, Joe Lambert, Michael Kontras, Joe Nelson, Joanne Blum.
Photo credit: Michelle Harcha
May Chant With Robin Cummings
Talented local vocalist Robin Cummings was our guest at the
Chant in May.
March Chant with Amy Steinberg
Our special guest at the March Chant was the dynamic Amy Steinberg. Amy is based in Charlotte, N.C. and dazzled us with a delicious blend of jazz, rock, hip hop, and poetry.
Feb. 2017 Chant with Karla Wright
Karla Wright was our special guest at the Feb. chant. The soulful Joel Knepp also joined the In Spirit Band on guitar and vocals. Video courtesy of Michael Taggart.
Jan. 2017 Chant with Kim Belew
Kim Belew, a "conscious rapper" from Cincinnati, joined us for the January Chant. Accompanying her was spoken word artist, Angelle Peace. Our thanks, as always, to Michael Taggart, for his videography.
Winter Solstice-Karl Anthony
On Dec. 21 San Diego-based musician Karl Anthony presented a laser light mantra event, hosted by In Spirit Ministries. The laser light was stunning, the music heart-stirring, and the fellowship warm and cozy. Thanks to Michael Taggart for this video clip.
Bead People House Concert Dec. 16
Thanks to all who attended the house concert featuring The Bead People this past weekend. A groovy time was had by all.
Our thanks to Michael Taggart for the photo above of the aging hippies in action!
Dec.-Jesse Powers & Chad Warren
Video clip by Michael Taggart
October With Eddie Watkins, Jr.
Thanks to Michael Taggart for putting this fabulous video together for us!
September With Jesse Powers
Aug.-Lisa Ferraro & Erika Luckett
July With Karl Anthony
June With Robin Cummings
May With Jana Stanfield
March With Harold Payne
February With Eric Ahlteen
January With Eddie Watkins, Jr.
December 5 with Jesse Powers
November Chant With David Roth
October Chant With Karen Drucker
July Chant-Eddie Watkins, Jr.
Video by Michael Taggart
June Chant with Chad Warren
Video by Michael Taggart
May Chant with Claudia Carawan
"SHINE" Chant (6 min. clip) with Claudia Carawan. Video by Michael Taggart.
April 2015 Chant
In case you missed the April chant, videographer Michael Taggart captured the fun and energy with this video clip. Local singer-songwriter Buzz Fawcett was our special guest.
February 2015 Chant
Thanks to everyone who put on their love beads and came out to hear the Bead People at the February Chant. It was heart-warming to see so many folks with flowers in their hair!
Many thanks to videographer Michael Taggart for the delightful mini-concert in the clip above. If you weren't able to join us in person, you can catch the spirit of the event in this well-crafted video that runs about 12 minutes.
Also, if you'd like a CD of "Bead People Live at the Chant," a limited number are available at a cost of $8.00, which includes shipping. To order, click HERE, or use the navigation bar at the top of the web page and select the In Spirit Store.
January 2015 Chant
Eddie Watkins, Jr. was with us at the First Saturday Chant in January to start the new year. This clip by Michael Taggart brings back the joy and energy of he brought to the event. The In Spirit Band always gets fired up with Eddie!
Here is a clip of the chant in November with the dynamic, amazing LaJoyce Daniel-Cain. Thanks to Michael Taggart for making this clip.
Jan Garrett and JD Martin were our special guests at the chant in October. This clip created by Michael Taggart conveys a taste of this wonderful duo. The In Spirit Band was pleased to be able to perform with Jan and JD on some songs.
Thanks to Michael Taggart for this clip of our September chant which focused on peace.