All Sons & Daughters, Season One Music Review

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All Sons & Daughters, Season One

I sat and listened one morning to sweet melodies and heartfelt prayers sung by two voices in beautiful harmony as I spent my quiet time with the Lord.  

The voices belonged to David Leonard and Leslie Jordan of All Sons & Daughters.  This duo, based out of Franklin, Tennessee, began writing and leading worship songs at their home church, Journey, in 2010.  They signed with Integrity Music, a worship label, later that same year.

The music of All Sons & Daughters, categorized as indie worship, was birthed out of the heartbeat and environment of their home church, as they added words and melodies to the cries, prayers, and praise of their community.  Their songs have also become relevant to congregations outside of their Nashville suburb.  

It feels natural to sing along with All Sons & Daughters in moments of deep sorrow yet can be pleasantly enjoyed while going about the mundane activities of life.  

Their songs comprise the perfect soundtrack for this journey called “life.”

Leonard and Jordan’s voices blend beautifully with accompaniment by gentle piano, simple guitar, melodic strings, and easy rhythms. Some of their songs, such as All the Poor and Powerless, Brokenness Aside, and Reason to Sing, are honest confessions of doubt and brokenness, but also serve as a reminder of God’s promises of restoration, healing, and faithfulness.  Other songs, like Let It Shine, I Am Set Free, and All Praise to You, are proclamations of freedom found in Christ and a rally cry to worship Him.  Alive and Oh Our Lord are the most upbeat songs on the record and joyfully exclaim the life we have in our Lord.

All Sons & Daughters offer their music freely as part of their mission. 

In an age where piracy is rampant and artists hold tightly to their creation, All Sons & Daughters acknowledges that their purpose is not merely fame and fortune, but to chronicle the journey that we are on as sons and daughters of the Most High God.  This is evident, not only because of soulful words that they have set to music, but also because they make these lyrics and chord charts available on their website for worship leaders and musicians to use freely.  

All Sons & Daughters has also released four EPs, or mini albums:  Brokenness Aside EP No. 1Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns EPReason To Sing and their latest, The Longing, released on September 25, 2012.  

To find out more about All Sons & Daughters visit their website

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A native of New Jersey, Denise Trio is a full-time worship leader, mentor, designer, and blogger based out of Fort Lauderdale, FL. She wants to use her voice to inspire others to seek healing and pursue restoration of broken relationships. Follow on her blog Blond Moment of the Day or on Twitter.  

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