Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last day of May - how will you make it special?

Leigh Nash & Sixpence None The Richer

From New Braunfels, TX - Leigh Nash started singing country music and learning old country songs on the guitar at the age of 12. She had several years' experience singing in local cafes and performed regularly at a Texan country & western dance hall. She met guitarist and songwriter Matt Slocum at a church retreat in the early 1990s and they formed Sixpence None The Richer.

Sixpence's mega-hit "Kiss Me" was a massive crossover success.  That one song landed them on countless movie soundtracks, allowed them to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman and scored them multiple Dove awards and a GRAMMY nomination.

The band's name comes from the writings of CS Lewis. Leigh Nash explains:

[The name Sixpence None The Richer] comes from a book by C. S. Lewis called Mere Christianity. A little boy asks his father if he can get a sixpence—a very small amount of English currency—to go and get a gift for his father. The father gladly accepts the gift and he's really happy with it, but he also realizes that he's not any richer for the transaction. C.S. Lewis was comparing that to his belief that God has given him, and us, the gifts that we possess, and to serve Him the way we should, we should do it humbly—realizing how we got the gifts in the first place.

Over the years, Sixpence has disbanded and gotten back together a couple of times, while Leigh has recorded a couple of solo albums and fronted several other bands in Nashville and even in Canada.  She has also recorded several songs with her friends in Jars of Clay.

Album: Hymns & Sacred Songs

Twitter: @leighannenash



Video: Breathe Your Name

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Q:  From what scripture was the Ethiopian official reading when Phillip joined him in the chariot?

A:  Isaiah 53 (Acts 8:30-32)

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