I’ve posted a few guitar slides from my church here on the blog, including this one from Lead Guitar, this one from Frequently Visiting Lead Guitar, and yet another from Lead Guitar. Well, it’s Lead Guitar again today, but this time he’s Lead Guitar/Youth Worship Leader. You may recall Bass Guitar was also Youth Worship Leader, but as often happens in a college town, he had to leave us (true story, sad story). So now it’s Lead Guitar filling multiple roles. Thankfully, he still finds time for guitar slides no matter what role he’s filling.
The song in question is called “Holding Nothing Back,” written by Tim Hughes and Martin Smith, and was the title track on Hughes’ 2007 album. This album is more well known for the song “Happy Day,” which has been recorded by pretty much everyone, including our worship team. “Holding Nothing Back” was also recorded by Jesus Culture on Consumed (2009), featuring Melissa How, and appears on 2011’s Jesus Culture Awakening: Live from Chicago featuring Chris Quilala. I think it’s kind of funny that the the phrase “holding nothing back” is not in the song, and the closest lyric to that phrase is “And nothing’s gonna hold me back.”
Our youth band played this song tonight, and coming out of the bridge, Lead Guitar/Youth Worship Leader did a pretty epic guitar slide.* There’s no way you can miss it, so listen and enjoy 🙂
*The pictures on the video are not from tonight, but they were all taken from the past few weeks (including last week when the band took a Wizard of Oz turn for Halloween).
Most of the guitar players on our team at the church are aware of my interest and love of guitar slides. They usually humor me and throw in a slide here or there, or at least smile and nod and say they will play a slide sometime. However, I’m pretty sure Lead Guitar likes guitar slide as much as I do, evidenced by his contributions to Guitar Slide Wednesday. I’ve featured one of his guitar slides on the blog before, but he took it to a new level on Sunday night when our band played the song “Not Ashamed.” The song originally appears on the most recent Passion album White Flag (2012), and is performed by Kristian Stanfill (you may remember him from “Attractive Worship Leader Friday“). This recording of the song features a couple of slides, but when our band played the song, Lead Guitar played an epic pick slide right at the start. It’s pretty sweet…
A couple of weeks ago, I basically used the blog to request that Lead Guitar play a guitar slide on Sunday at church. And guess what?!? He did, and of course, it was awesome. And I happened to record it.
So the audio pretty much sucks on this little clip, but you can hear the slide pretty well around 0:10.* For some reason, I can’t get my phone to recognize the clip as a ringtone, so I thought I would at least share it with y’all. Happy Friday!
By the way, I fully expect this to be the most viewed post on my blog. Ever.
*I’m generally not a fan of crappy audio, nor would I want to publicize crappy audio especially associated with our fabulous worship team. However, it’s only 20 seconds and I am convinced that this guitar slide redeems the crappy audio in this case.