Music With A Message
April 5, 2019 - Branded Returns to Mabank Cafe
Tommy Brandt - Meanwhile Back At The Cross
“The only difference between a songwriter and any other person is that we allow God to rip our hearts open and put our hurts, aches, pains, triumphs and victories on a piece of paper with some chords around it to tell a story that just might change a person's life. ”
— John Randolph
If you've ever sat and listened to the radio and wondered, "where did that song come from" or "I wonder if there's a story behind that song?" Then you are the person for whom this concert series has been created.
Born out of a picture that God placed on my heart at the end of 2014, Music With A Message - A Night of Family, Faith and Friends, is not your traditional "church" setting. Held in Mabank, Texas at the Mabank Cafe it is meant to have a lot less of a concert or church service feel and more of a couple of guys sitting in your living room sharing the stories behind some of the songs that have formed their lives and molded them into the vessels that God uses to spread The Gospel. It's a night that gives some of today's best Inspirational Country Music artists a chance to show what a life sold out for the cause of Christ looks like in a crazy, mixed up world. It's music that focuses on the core values that made this country so great and that we need to return to - God, faithfulness and commitment to the "old paths", devotion, a house built on a stick-to-it marriage mentality, honor, devotion; it's an intimate dinner setting that allows for a lot of audience interaction with the artists.
After four years of sharing one Friday night per month, there are stories of redemption, marriages restored, relationships mended and lives changed because of God's message through some simple songs sung by simple servants. Set up as a predominately acoustic setting, you'll get a chance to hear how God worked in the lives of each of the artists to be where they are today traveling the roads for Him using music as the vehicle to spread The Gospel. It promises to be something very different than what you have typically grown accustomed too. Once you've tried it, you won't want to miss a single event!