Praise & Worship EP Bridges Catholic-Evangelical Gap as Part of New Evangelization
5-tracks available on iTunes, Amazon & CD
Boston, MA – It’s rare when a musical ensemble has the opportunity to perform before the preacher to the Papal Household, but also gets invited as part of the lineup at Blue Flame, an Oklahoma-based Protestant ministry that explores the intersection of worship and the arts. Now, the Boston-based With One Heart, a contemporary Catholic-Christian rock ensemble that can make such a claim, will release a long-anticipated 5-track EP Out of Darkness on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.com.
“It’s an exciting step we’re taking,” says Mike McDuffee, the band’s acoustic guitarist, who is no stranger to enhancing worship with music in and around Boston. “The EP allowed us the opportunity to really explore our passion for creating vibrant, life-filled music that helps us praise God.”
The band recorded their work in August of 2012 at Icon Studios with producer David Smith, who has also worked with Contemporary Christian singers and songwriters such as Nick Cardilino. Production finished this past fall and the ensemble has already received requests for the EP from venues where they have performed in the past, including Blue Flame.
“Playing before a largely Evangelical audience and alongside our Protestant brothers and sisters is an amazing experience,” notes lead vocalist Nicholas Hennessey. “When you sing, you pray twice, so maybe when we all play as a group and sing, we’re praying three times,” he says with a chuckle. “But seriously, the idea is to pour our heart into our performances and use the talents God gave us to encourage more prayer—I feel like we’ve really done that on this EP.”
Mike McDuffee-acoustic guitar/vocals
Brendon McGrath-electric guitar