David Benjamin Blower And Sympathy for Jonah

Here’s an interview I did with Sputnik Magazine, with another little snippet of the new record below.

Sputnik

It’s always a pleasure to catch up with Dave Blower. Last time we met up, it came with the added bonus of hand ground coffee from a funny little machine he had lying about in his kitchen! Upon drinking said coffee, he agreed to do a short interview about his latest project ‘Sympathy for Jonah’ which, I would argue is his most ambitious project yet, and is about to be released on the unsuspecting world on 13th March, through our friends at Minor Artists.

So, here it is. If you’ve not come across Mr Blower before, you may want to pick up the story so far here, here or even here.

With the formalities done then and now that we’re all on the same page…

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From the Faith & the Politics of Enemy Love Gathering

I was talking about Jonah at the FAITH & THE POLITICS OF ENEMY LOVE gathering in Mississauga, Canada a week ago –  hosted by the brilliant folks at Meadowvale Community CRC.

Also up there are talks by some of my personal heroes, Brian Walsh and Wendy Gritter.

Somebody straightened my collar out after we finished.

Welcome the Stranger into your Lounge

I’ll be playing songs from Welcome the Stranger and provoking discussion on the refugee crisis here and there over the coming months.

If you would like me to come and play in your lounge, church, house-group, coffee shop or bar, community group, synagogue, mosque, garden, bandstand, or wherever, please drop me an email at: davidbenjaminblower@gmail.com

If you’re a way off from beautiful Birmingham, we’ll just need to pass round a hat to cover travel, and maybe find a sofa to crash on. Let’s conspireDBB playing