What They’re Saying:
“4 out of 4 stars. Musically chronicling the scripture’s story through convicted Americana-folk haunts, the Texas singersongwriter traces Messianic hope amidst humanity’s dark and harried lineage. Produced by Josh Moore (Derek Webb, Caedmon’s Call), Cobb’s acoustic-based interpretations of redemption is spellbinding. Add a Top 10 iTunes Gospel debut and her illuminating compositions deserve a say in the church’s modern musical landscape."
– Andrew Greer for CCM Magazine
“I’m an instant and huge fan of this project. For me, this scratches so many artistic and theological itches….This album is a work of art and a cohesive whole, showing one great example of how a singer-songwriter does theology through their artistic medium.”
“Caroline’s songwriting is exceptional. She tells these stories with creativity and rich, hymn-like metaphors, all the while keeping a down-to-earth quality that will connect you to her subject manner. If you love the old hymns, you won’t be disappointed here. If you love the honest, creative writing of Rich Mullins, you won’t be disappointed here. If you love John Mark MccMillan, likewise, you won’t be disappointed here.”
“Responding to her self-imposed challenge to write a song for every book of the Bible in one year, Caroline has done very well here….I recommend these songs as a creative way for you to tell this Story in your churches, and to connect your people to a Story that never gets old, and never loses its influence and power to heal and redeem! Solid 4.5 out of 5 stars on this one!”
“I love Caroline’s vision for telling The Story of redemption through her music. Featuring some of my favorite players, this is a project you will definitely want to check out!”
– Kevin Twit, Indelible Grace
“I With the brush of her guitar and voice, Caroline paints a portrait of God's redemptive history from the Garden to consummation. Seriously good music, serious theology."
– Elyse Fitzpatrick, author
“Listening to The Blood and The Breath is like sojourning through the topography and stories of the Bible, beginning in Genesis and ending with the return of Christ. And just as in Scripture, each song points to the cross. Caroline paints the scene with roots music that makes me feel like I’m there, walking the dusty roads of ancient Israel and the hard trails of the wilderness. And her lyrics are both direct and metaphorical, allowing us to experience well-known stories and often-taught truths in a new way.”
“The biblical narrative is a story of creation, fall, redemption and a final restoration. Caroline Cobb Smith tells this story with fresh, penetrating lyrics and a gentle, inviting voice. The album represents her own creative musical writing and her personal love for the Redeemer of whom she sings. The biblical message is clear and penetrating. You won’t be disappointed!”
– Dr. Dennis Hollinger, President Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Press Photos by Heaton Photography
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
Caroline Cobb’s latest project, The Blood + The Breath: Songs that Sing the Story of Redemption, takes the listener on a journey through scripture, beginning with creation and ending with the second coming of Christ, with every song pointing to Jesus’ death and resurrection. The album rose to #6 on iTunes Christian/Gospel and was later included on their “New and Notable” and “What We’re Listening To” lists.
The idea for this album originated with a songwriting goal that Caroline gave herself in late 2010: to write a song for every book of the Bible in just one year, with the deadline being 11/11/11, her thirtieth birthday. Produced by Josh Moore (Derek Webb, Matthew Perryman Jones, Sandra McCracken) and recorded at Shane & Shane’s studio near Dallas, the album is made up of several songs from that “year of biblical writing.” The album officially released everywhere on June 3, 2013.
In the year before her 30th birthday, Caroline Cobb – a singer-songwriter and full-time stay-at-home mom – gave herself a crazy goal: write a song for every, single book of the Bible in just one year, by the time she turned 30 on 11/11/11.
Now, using several of the songs written during that “year of biblical songwriting,” Caroline has returned to the studio to record her third album: a concept album that tells the story of redemption from the Bible.
Song by song, this album takes the listener on a journey through scripture, beginning with creation and ending with the second coming of Christ, with every song pointing to Jesus’ death, resurrection, and return.
The Blood + The Breath: Songs that Sing the Story of Redemption was produced by Josh Moore (Derek Webb, Matthew Perryman Jones, Sandra McCracken) and recorded at Shane & Shane’s studio near Dallas. The Blood + The Breath releases June 3, 2013 (pre-order begins May 6). Caroline lives and works in Dallas, TX with her husband, Nick, and their three children, Ellie, Harrison, and Libby.