Band News

Welcome to the "Band News" page!  Here you'll get the latest news on the special guests, video of rehearsals, the song list, etc.  Just a quick note regarding the videos.  We wanted you to be involved from the ground up with the progress of the event.  Keep in mind that there will be professional sound, multi-cameras, video projection to see close-ups, etc.  The rehearsal videos are meant to show our progress as a band and for you to both keep us in prayer and keep checking back.

New Video: About the Band

Here's the song list for the evening:

1st Set

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynyrd (done like album)
Against the Wind - Bob Seger (done like album)
How Long - The Eagles (done like album)
For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield (done like album)
Can't You See - Marshall Tucker (done like album)
Heavy Horses - Jethro Tull (done Jenny Geddes style)
Denomination Blues -  (done Jenny Geddes style)
Shake, Rattle and Roll - (done Jenny Geddes style)
Little Rachel - (done Jenny Geddes Style)
Sweet Home Chicago - (done Jenny Geddes style)
Green River - CCR (done Like album)
Share the Land - The Guess Who (done like album with audience participation)
Freebird - Lynard Skynyrd (done like album)

2nd Set

Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn (done like album)
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles (done like album)
Statesboro Blues - (done Jenny Geddes style)
I Hear You Knocking - (done Jenny Geddes style)
Key to the Highway - (done Jenny Geddes style)
Simple Man - Lynard Skynyrd (done like album)
Blue Sky - Allman Brothers Band (done like album)
Red House - Jimi Hendrix (done Callihan style)
Hotel California - The Eagles (done like album)
Tuesday's Gone - Lynard Skynyrd (done like album)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band (done Jenny Geddes style)
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison - (done Jenny Geddes style)
Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep - (done Jenny Geddes style)
Irish Heartbeat - Van Morrison (done Jenny Geddes style)

New Video: Clint Hughes on "Free Bird"

All songs played by Doug Wilson's "Jenny Geddes Band".  A word about that from Doug:  

"Once or twice a year, some of us put together a band and we play down at Bucers, a local pub named after the Reformer Martin Bucer. One of the names we have used for this motley collection of a band has been the Jenny Geddes band, named after the spunky woman at St. Giles in Edinburgh, who in the year 1637 threw her stool at the presiding minister's head, he who was attempting to introduce the Book of Common Prayer as the form of worship there. The name Geddes is an honored one at the Wilson house -- in addition to this business, I named the heroine in one of my kids' books after her, and one of my granddaughters has a middle name of Geddes. And -- this being the reason for bringing this up --the Jenny Geddes Band (and friends) will be playing this benefit concert on March 11, 2011 at Logos School.
Given this little history, some might be wondering about what beef we might have with the Book of Common Prayer. And the answer is, none at all, actually. The original BCP was the work of some of the great heroes of the faith, and modern day Anglicans could do a lot worse than return to their original roots and, as a matter of fact, a lot of them are doing a lot worse.
So why is Jenny Geddes to be honored and praised then? The answer is context. This event happened during the tenure of Archbishop Laud, a small-minded and petty man. His major faults were three -- he abandoned the Calvinism of the 39 Articles, he attempted to achieve uniformity of worship by coercive means (which blew up in his face in Edinburgh, thanks to stalwart Jenny), and he was a persecutor of the saints, making full use of instruments like the Star Chamber. So, when Anglicans are worshiping the God of their fathers, we are all about the BCP. When they take the show on the road, as they have periodically done, I am on the side of those who resist the tyrannical binding of their consciences.
One other thing. In the interests of historic honesty, it also has to be said that when Laud fell from power, the way he was handled by his enemies was a disgrace. He was one of the bad guys in the history of the church, but he was still handled pretty roughly. His opponents, at least those responsible for his trial, had learned more from him than from Christ."

Jammin in the Basement - Snippets from a practice session

photos by Faith Callihan

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  1. a-a-a-a-wesome! i'm impressed by the sets, and y'all look like you're havin' FUN! glad it's going to be web-cast! :) :)

    and for reals? hotel california? (mwhahahaha!) :D

  2. Can't wait! Is there any room for your song Watch Sun go Down, Mr. Wilson?

  3. ok, that looks fun! see you all at the benefit!

  4. It IS fun! And this website is looking great, so nice job to whoever is contributing to it.

  5. You guys sound great! Can't wait to hear it live! :0)