In all honesty there is nothing like good live music – the organic sound, the rawness of the instruments, the texture of vocals, the atmosphere are just breathtaking. Now imagine a talented duo taking over a chapel to record live music in total intimate settings, the male lead vocalist on the piano and the female lead singer on the guitar both singing passionately in adoration to God.
Worship Leaders Leslie Jordan and David Leonard who make up the inspirational duo AS&D (All Sons and Daughters). AS&D shared their best-loved songs, such as “All The Poor and Powerless” and “Reason to Sing,” as well as new songs, all in a congregationally-friendly, organic worship setting.
All Sons and Daughters continues to make such a formidable impart in the industry by remaining authentic while yearning to worship God with their music.
As worship leaders at Franklin TN The Journey Church, All Sons & Daughters see their music as an extension of their church. They are known for writing songs that focus squarely on Jesus while embracing the vulnerability and tension of the Christian walk. Leslie shares that on LIVE, like at their events, the duo strives to balance corporate and intensely personal, intimate moments of worship: “Our main goal is to create this space where people can come and engage with God, and we kind of get out of the way. There’s a level of intentionality to everything we do. We really strive to make things as beautiful and appealing as we would want them to be.”
“We’re not trying to sway emotions,” adds David, “We are really trying to tell a story and move people through a progression from brokenness to grace to finding freedom.”
My spine-tingling favorites like “Brokenness Aside,” “Oh Our Lord,” and “All The Poor And Powerless” have more acoustic and more harmonization which makes them extraordinary.
AS&D perform songs from their album and ep in front of a live audience, and they do it so incredibly beautifully with the instruments, the vocals and the soul all together in unionism. Live is a powerful worship experience by this incredible talented duo, one that sounds better than a whole lot of studio materials out today. The last time I honestly had such a spiral of emotions, rush of goose pimples and stir of the holy spirit while listening to a live album was Kim Walker Smith’s Still Believe and Aaron Keyes’ 2012 In The Living Room. I am once again reminded of The Civil Wars and their acclaimed live performances including their compilations such as the one made from their appearance at Eddie’s Attic. After several listens, I told myself nothing can be that perfect! I had to listen for flaws, wrong keys, wrong tempo in comparison to the original songs from their studio albums, but then I fell more and more in love with this live album. If you have never listened to AS&D you will be blown away by this, and if you are a fan then you will love them more. Leslie and David bring to people the message of hope, repentance, trust and faith in God even in the midst of doubts as sinners.
Leslie and David’s voices goes together like bread and jam or butter (whichever you prefer) this is by far one of the best live album I have heard this year thus far as it isn’t monotonous but intensely gripping and thrilling.
New songs like “Great Are You Lord,” “God With Us” are performed along side some of the crowd favorites like “Wake Up,” “Reason To Sing,” “My God and King.” My spine-tingling favorites like “Brokenness Aside,” “Oh Our Lord,” and “All The Poor And Powerless” have more acoustic and more harmonization which makes them extraordinary. Leslie and David’s voices goes together like bread and jam or butter (whichever you prefer) this is by far one of the best live album I have heard this year thus far as it isn’t monotonous but intensely gripping and thrilling.
Right next to Kim Walker Smith’s Still Believe album and right before Passion’s Let The Future Begin is Live by All Sons and Daughters. AS&D continues to make such a formidable impart in the industry by remaining authentic while yearning to worship God with their music.