Quest had the joy of hosting the Acoustic Ninja – Trace Bundy – for couple of his songs yesterday. If you’ve never heard his music, do yourself a favor and check him out. He does things with the guitar that is unbelievable. I first heard Trace when he played a show at Q Cafe several years ago. Since then, I’ve been following his career from afar. By chance, I emailed him to ask him if he’d be willing to stop by Quest the next time he was in Seattle and he graciously obliged. While I certainly appreciate his gifts as a guitarist, it’s the story behind his gifts and music that resonate with me.
Question: Who’s an indie musician you’ve been enjoying and following? Share their website if you’ve got it…
Trace has a show in Seattle at the Triple Door on March 5 for those who are interested. My favorite is a song entitled ‘Missile Bell‘ which I couldn’t find on YouTube but it’s a beautiful redemptive story of a village in El Salvador that comes back to their war torn land with hopes of rebuilding their lives. The first thing they do is to build a church. As they near the completion of building a church with scraps and pieces of stuff, they realize they don’t have a bell for the church. They eventually decide to use a missile shell for a bell for the church. It’s a beautiful image of the possibility of redemption…
Another one that he played yesterday was ‘Long Song’:
And here’s Trace with Korean guitarist prodigy Sungha Jung. Simply amazing. Both of them.
After our 2nd service, I had a chance to have lunch with he and his wife Becca. I became a bigger fan because:
1. he’s recently played a show in Korea and is going back in June.
2. they love eating pho. they were devouring their pho-shizzle like no one’s business.
3. they’ve played a show in Zimbabwe. how many people do you know that have played a show in Zimbabwe?