About a year-and-a-half ago I went up to Nashville with Roger for GMA week. Roger had a couple of meetings with agents and we were checking out a number of new bands and worship leaders for our events. I had a great time and it was really insightful for me to get a real glimpse at that whole industry. You can read some of my thoughts in this post here (it's one of my most popular posts ever). Anyway, one night we went to this showcase at some local bar. We were mainly going to see DecembeRadio who were kinda headlining the deal. We had them booked for some events and wanted to check them out. One of the other acts that night was The Michael Gungor Band. Michael Gungor is a singer/songwriter/worship leader whose big claim to fame is co-writing the song "Friend of God." He and his band, which includes his wife, were great. Actually, they were more like a jam band than anything else. They were fun and different and way more talented than any of their pre-packaged recordings had conveyed. I loved them immediately.
That night they played what was a new song for them. We found out later from his agent that they were repackaging his album and including this new song. It was called "White Man." This song was one of the reasons I developed immediate affection for Michael Gungor.
The other day Matthew Paul Turner over at Jesus Needs New PR mentioned they played this song at his church (Cross Point Church up in Nashville). This reminded me again of this song. I watched the music video for the song he posted, which is great, and I wanted to share it with all of you.
I hope you like it too.