Updated press release…and other miscellaneous news!

It’s finally snowing in Minnesota!  We have heard from friends as far away as North Carolina that they received snow before we did in the swamplands of Braham.  Surprising, huh?  :)  We played one Christmas song during our practice session today and immediately it began to snow.  We had to laugh at the Lord’s timing!

It has been an incredibly long time since I last updated our blog — and it is not because I have a lack of stories to relate!  Far from it.  So much has happened to our family within the past couple months that it is difficult to know how to even begin sharing the adventures.

And so, I’ll keep this short for now.  The Nautilus — yes, good Ole Glory Bus has been replaced! — is nearly packed and ready for a trip to Kansas this weekend.  The instruments are all around me, snug inside their cases and waiting to be loaded tomorrow morning.  It’s a long travel day tomorrow, and I really must be wrapping up a couple food items for the trip.

I really want to bring to your attention that our family’s press release has been updated.  We keep noticing a sorely outdated release appearing in papers, and some friends kindly brought to our attention yet another press release, filled with typos (our fault!).  If you are hosting us at your church or event some time in the future, we would encourage you to use the one available on our website now and discard any previous one.

Oh, and just for fun: Here’s a picture a friend of ours caught at our recent concert at Emmanuel Baptist in Duluth, MN.  I love everyone’s expressions!  We were trying out a new harmony technique on a family song — and Laura captured everyone’s thoughts through her lens: “Oh, are we going to pull this off?” :D

The Garms Family singing "As for Me and My House"

Someday soon I’ll have to write some real updates.  (Those were so fun to write and read!)  We do look forward to meeting you somewhere along the road!  What a joy to walk with our Savior and share His good news!

Blessings and Joy in the Journey!

Taylor for TGF

 

Introducing “Tried and True”!

It is always a long process to plan, record, and produce a new album.  From the song selection to finally sending off the master, it is time-consuming — though thrilling (for the most part :) ).  And there is nothing more exciting than finally seeing UPS pull up and deliver the finished project to the front deck.

We have been anticipating Tried and True ever since our first CD, Thank You, Lord.  Ever since we started singing, people have requested particular songs after a concert, and we have been mentally keeping a list of those songs for years.  In January 2014, we had a family meeting to narrow down the top requests — our “tried and true” songs — we had collected.  It was a little difficult, to say the least!  For good measure, we also selected several of our family’s favorites as well.

For the past six months we have been preparing this project with love and excitement.  These songs are the ones that minister the most to our audiences, and includes the oft-requested, “Mountain with His Hand”, written by Taylor.

We received 1000 CDs of Tried and True today, and we’re praising God.  Knowing we had a very busy month in August, we had been praying that the shipment would arrive before the end of July.  Today is July 29th, and God is right on time — as usual!  :)  We are praying this album will minister to those who listen to it, and that it would bring a blessing each time the songs are played.

The very first CD, Tried and True!

The very first CD from the shipment!

You can purchase the CD on our music page and hear clips below.  Take a listen and let us know which clips you liked hearing the most! :)

  1. Welcome to the Family The Garms Family 0:42
  2. O, Say But I'm Glad The Garms Family 0:40
  3. Thank You, Lord, for Your Blessings The Garms Family 0:41
  4. Who Can Do Anything The Garms Family 0:41
  5. I Want to Know More The Garms Family 0:40
  6. Mountain with His Hand The Garms Family 0:41
  7. The Old Country Church The Garms Family 0:41
  8. When He Cometh The Garms Family 0:41
  9. God Has a Plan The Garms Family 0:41
  10. I'm Glad I Know Jesus Is The Garms Family 0:41
  11. Nearer My God to Thee The Garms Family 0:41

His Unworthy Servants,

The Garms Family

The Garms Family is going South!

The last load of clothes has been washed, the instruments are put in their cases, food is prepared, and most of us are packed (we won’t say who isn’t, though!).  We are finishing details for a two-week tour down South, and are we excited!  This trip has come together only by the Lord’s hand and guidance, and we can’t wait to see what He has in store; we are thrilled to meet new friends and visit new states.

Besides that, we are looking forward to a break from our Minnesotan spring :) :

Happy...Spring?!

Happy…Spring?!

We will be trying to post often during the tour, keeping you up to date with our happenings on the road (you never know what may happen on the Glory Bus!).  It’s going to be a GREAT adventure!  Will we be seeing you somewhere down the road?  Leave a comment and let us know!

TOUR DATES

(For more information on any concert, visit our schedule.)

West Union, IA
Wednesday, March 26th, 7 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church

Newton, IA
Thursday, March 27th, 7 PM
Bar None Cowboy Church

Manteno, IL
Friday, March 28th, 7 PM
Risen Savior Lutheran Church

Hopkinsville, KY
Sunday, March 30th, 6:30 PM
Faith Lutheran Church

Sarasota, FL
Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:30 PM
Faith Baptist Church

Sarasota, FL
Friday, April 4th, 6:30 PM
Laborers for Christ Rendezvous (Sun N’ Fun Campground)

Warner Robins, GA
Saturday, April 5th, 7 PM
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

Athens, GA
Sunday, April 6th, 6:30 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

Grinnell, IA
Wednesday, April 9th, 6:30 PM
Grinnell Christian Church

CD #4, “Tried and True”, is in the works!

January has not only ushered in the new year, but also plans for a new CD project!  Over the years we have received many requests for specific concert favorites to be recorded, and we have decided “It’s time!”  Our fourth CD is called Tried and True and will include tried and true classics such as “Thank You, Lord for Your Blessings on Me” (Mom’s testimony song), “Old Country Church”, “When He Cometh”, “Who Can Do Anything”, “Mountain with His Hand” (Taylor’s original song), and “I’m Glad I Know Who Jesus Is” – and more!  We’ll let you know when it is finished and available!

We commenced recording in our home studio, Agate Street Studios, yesterday, and took some video for you to experience what it is like for The Garms Family to record.  We hope you enjoy it! :)

(Can’t watch the video here? Click through to view it directly on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/nW_XgjYlU-Q)