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Andrew Peterson is a man of many talents with a successful recording and songwriting career, as well as being an award-winning author and the host of a highly popular online creative community known as the Rabbit Room. Peterson released his newest album, Light for the Lost Boy in 2012 to rave reviews hailing the project "as best album of the year." His previous project Counting Stars debuted at #1 on iTunes, and #6 on Billboard. Peterson’s current project is his fourth and final book in the Wingfeather Saga series due summer of 2014. 

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Andrew Peterson has a fairly simple approach to songwriting: He writes the songs that he himself needs to hear, trusting that there are other people out there who might need them as well. And by the tens of thousands there have been. Peterson’s most loyal fans in fact, tend to be those who find resonance with the “glowing ache” that permeates his body of work. But it’s never been the ache of hopelessness or despair. Instead it’s the ache that comes from deeply loving something that has been lost, and from daring to hope that it will one day be restored. It’s the recognition that any pain we now feel is somehow inseparable from the joy that was intended for us from the creation of the world. And it’s the undying hope that that same pain is also a promise, a forward longing, a deposit of the redemption and restoration of the greater joy that is ye t to come. 

The songs on Peterson’s new Centricity Music release Light for the Lost Boy are deeply rooted in such paradoxes of the human condition, reflecting a grief permeated with light and hope and beauty and love. Andrew, perhaps better than any other songwriter today, recognizes the echoes of Eden and eternity that fill our daily lives for what they are. 

Andrew’s willingness to acknowledge the realities of life without ever loosening his grip on eternal hope has won him loyal and highly relational fans worldwide, as their ongoing involvement in his online forum (www.RabbitRoom.com) demonstrates. His journey as an artist, author (of “The Wingfeather Saga”) and disciple is one that he’s long attempted to make openly and in community, using his songs and stories as an invitation to others walking the same road. Light for the Lost Boy artfully and stirringly documents the last couple years of that journey, and in so doing, should give thousands of new listeners a point of connection with his music.

  • Working on the best-of, and completely geeked out to discover that @toadthewetsprocket recorded Dulcinea here.
  • Audio ninja @haroldrubens setting up the mic for that haunting bass drum in "The Silence of God" with Ken Lewis.
  • About to make music with four of the best dudes (and players) in Nashville.
  • Day one of re-recording the old songs with @HaroldRubens. That's a McKiddy, a Livingston, and a Taylor, all sounding purty.
  • "You Never Let Go" lyric. Recording this next week for the best-of record.
  • Set list from last night's Chicago show.
  • Oskar Nos Reteep makes his entrance 
#wingfeather
  • @joesutphin sharing about the illustration process 
#wingfeather
  • Book Release Day @parnassusbooks 
#wingfeather
  • My wife is the bestest. Homemade blueberry pie for release day!
  • If you live in the Nashville area, come out to Parnassus books tomorrow (7/22) at 6:30. If you dare.
  • Son of Laughter. @TheRabbitRoom #NorthWindManor
  • So, this exists in the world.
  • Hear ye, hear ye!
  • Also, GREAT to see fellow @TheRabbitRoom contributor Heidi Johnston and her sweet family, who happened to be in Italy on holiday.
  • Jamie and me singing in Italy tonight. I thought about learning Italian for the show, but we went with a translation on the screen instead.
  • This seatbelt strap is the happiest cyclops.
  • July. This all popped out of the dirt. Amazing every single time.
  • Found this vinyl treasure at McKay's. Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty. These dudes produced Love and Thunder! #thechoir
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