Song Premier & Interview With Sojourn’s Brooks Ritter

by Bobby Gilles

in Exhortations And Musings,Interviews,Songwriting/Hymn Workshop

Singer-songwriter Brooks Ritter's Gather Round album coverBrooks Ritter wrote the modern hymns “Lead Us Back” and “Living Faith” with me. My good friend is the Worship Director of Sojourn’s Midtown Campus and a regular fixture on Sojourn Music albums. And on November 18 Brooks Ritter will release his second full length solo album, titled Gather Round.

He’s received a lot of airplay here in Louisville on our AAA station, WPFK 91.9, and in fact will sing live there on Thursday, November 17 at 11am (listen world-wide at – just click the WFPK “Listen Live” tab).

Listen to my interview with Brooks Ritter, and the world premier of his title cut on this record, Gather Round. Besides the new song, you’ll learn about Brooks’s songwriting process and his process for making music as an indie artist. Find Brooks’s answer to questions like:

Is it easier to write songs when coming from an emotional place like heartache than it is when things are going well?

You can either

Kristen Gilles singing with Brooks Ritter and the Sojourn Music band

Kristen singing with our friend Brooks Ritter and the Sojourn band, earlier this year

And if you’ll be in Louisville November 18, join us at Brooks Ritter’s CD Release Party at The 930 Art Center. This concert is also the CD Release Party for fellow Sojourner Dave Moisan’s new solo CD, Ungravity. Get all the details and order tickets at, here.

And last week I interviewed Dave about Ungravity, during which we premiered a song from that record as well. Click here to listen to that interview and song (you can also download it from the same Radio podcast as my interview with Brooks). Dave Moisan will perform live on 91.9 FM WFPK this Thursday as well. His set is at 2pm; click “Listen Live” on

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