Saturday, December 08, 2007

The last fan projects of 2007

Now viewable on Youtube is Inherentmediocrity's live version of "The Lakes of Canada" as well as a fan video for "Morning Star".

Over at Myspace, you can see Brian Kalen's performance of "Song About Traveling" and hear "Snow" by Computers Eat People.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

"Away In A Manger" & "Little Town Of Bethlehem"

Karen and Don have posted a new live video of "Away In A Manger" available at YouTube courtesy of Lamp Records. They have also posted an mp3 of "Away In A Manger" and reposted the "Little Town Of Bethlehem" track which are both now available in our downloads section.

The CCM New Music Collection - Vol.2

The Innocence Mission's "Brotherhood of Man" appears on a new compilation from CCM Magazine. CCM’s New Music Collection, Vol. 2, is available only in the November/December issue and also features new songs from artists such as Jars of Clay, David Crowder Band, Skillet and BarlowGirl. Visit their site to hear samples.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Songs on the Green Line

A Peruvian Farmer benefit cd called Songs on the Green Line curated by Rich Wexler and Douglas Witmer comes out Dec 13th with a CD RELEASE Dec. 13-15th at Greenline Cafe. IM track "Song For Tom" appears on the album, as well as a track from Denison Witmer. Purchases can be made on Itunes, CD Baby, Green Line Cafe and local music stores. Art work by Jon Obermeyer.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Three new "The Lakes of Canada" fan videos

You can now view Stian Smeby's version of "Lakes of Canada" as well as Kyle's version of "Lakes of Canada" on Youtube.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Don Peris releases Christmas album

Available now at the band's webshop, Innocence Mission guitarist Don Peris has released his third solo album, Brighter Visions Beam Afar.

According to, the album contains "a quiet instrumental offering of Christmas hymns arranged for solo guitar and gently performed by Don Peris. A portion of your purchase will be donated to benefit those in need of warmth and shelter throughout the Winter."

His label Jemez Mountain will also release the album via digital download sites, such as iTunes, eMusic and Rhapsody in November.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Joe Burton's new "Lakes of Canada" & "Paper Dolls"

You can now view Joe Burton's new banjo version of "Lakes of Canada" and a fan-inspired video of "Paper Dolls" over at

Friday, October 12, 2007

Don Peris Concert Announcement

Don Peris will be performing on October 13th and again on December 15th at Prince St. Cafe in Lancaster. The show in December will contain "mellow holiday music".

Thursday, October 11, 2007

1986 Pennsylania Musician Magazine - Part 4

In the final part of our Musician Magazine feature, we reprint two live photos taken at the Metron in 1986.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

2007 Annual Fundraiser

You may have noticed here on the main page that there's a Paypal link. Of course, you may not have. Anyway, it's not free running a website like this and because this is not a commercial site, we're not making a dime.

But with the cost of webhosting and software upgrades, we're dependent on either my pocketbook or yours to keep this site running. So with that in's how you can help out.

For the Top 5 donations received (of $10 or more) by October 31st, we'll send you a free Small Planes promotional photo courtesy of

These photos aren't available any longer, and you probably won't find these on Ebay anytime soon. Click the donate icon below to read the disclaimer and find out how you can donate to

"I Remember Me" and "Black Sheep Wall" videos

You can now view the videos for "I Remember Me" and "Black Sheep Wall" courtesy of (now owned by

Friday, September 28, 2007

Korean release of We Walked In Song & "500 Miles"

I just leared today that the Korean release of We Walked In Song (in addition to the Japanese, Taiwanese and LP versions) also contains the bonus track track: "Shooting Star (sketch)". The Korean version is being released through Pastel Music.

Also found on Pastel Music is their 2nd Sampler, Pastel Music Presents CD Sampler Vol.2 with the track, "500 Miles".

Sunday, September 23, 2007

1986 Pennsylania Musician Magazine - Part 3

In part three of our Musician Magazine feature, we reprint the second half of the article, Originality Isn't A Four Letter Word which was written by John Lewis in December of 1986.

One particularly interesting note from the article, the song "Giants" which had been included on pre-debut album setlist is actually, "Giants and Windmills". If anyone
runs across a recording of this song, please let us know.

Next week's final update will include several photos from the magazine. Below is the December issue cover.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Courtyard Café photo set

On February 16, 1996, Flickr member ¡Sam! snapped off 3 images from the Courtyard Café performance in Urbana, IL. Here are those photos:

Source: ¡Sam!

Friday, September 21, 2007

"Freelancing: a tough gig"

Lancaster Online recently published an article that may be of interest to Innocence Mission fans.

Mike Bitts was interviewed and had a few interesting things to say about freelancing. Be sure to read the article.

Source: Lancaster Online, Photo: Richard Hertzler/New Era.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Two more live videos at YouTube

Two new live videos are now available at YouTube. A new Don Peris video appears courtesy of Lamp Records. Don performs "Glimmer".

Also available on YouTube is Daisybreath's cover of "The Lakes of Canada".

Friday, September 14, 2007

1986 Pennsylania Musician Magazine - Part 2

In part two of our Musician Magazine feature, we reprint the first half of the article, Originality Isn't A Four Letter Word which was written by John Lewis in December of 1986.

Next week, we'll feature part two of that article.

Also below is the same photo used on the Tending The Rose Garden EP minus the pink squiggly lines, but of course in black and white.

YouTube videos galore

There's finally a new live video available at YouTube courtesy of Lamp Records. Recently, Karen and Don performed in-studio (where I'm not quite sure of yet) the track "Brotherhood of Man".

If you're bored and looking for even more Innocence Mission videos to watch at YouTube, then click the images below to be surprised or hover over for more information.

Updated: "Bright As Yellow" video update

Can't get enough of "Bright As Yellow"? Now you can view the video at Yahoo! Music. We can thank Universal Music Group for making the video available after all these years. More to follow?

Friday, September 07, 2007

Eddie Vedder Covers Hard Sun

Back in 1989 Karen, along with Joni Mitchell, contributed vocals to the song "Hard Sun" on Big Harvest, the debut (and only) album by Indio. Eddie Vedder covers the song for Into The Wild, the soundtrack to Sean Penn's new movie. Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) sings background vocals this time around.

1986 Pennsylania Musician Magazine - Part 1

Over the next month, we'll be publishing several updates in regardings to a purchase I recently made of a 1986 issue of Pennsylvania Musician Magazine.

The first update includes a tour schedule advert using the same photography used on the Tending The Rose Garden album cover.

Visit the Photos gallery for the full size version.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

90210's "Clear To You" on

Ever wondered how they used "Clear To You" in the 2-hour pilot"? Now you can view the video at

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

"Brotherhood of Man" appears on a new compilation released on Fargo Records called Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

"What A Wonderful World" fan video

Be sure to check out the following fan video for "What A Wonderful World". Using morphing technology, female paintings are animated throughout history.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stephanie Dosen covers "Lakes Of Canada"

Stephanie Dosen covers "The Lakes Of Canada" on her latest release A Lily For The Spectre, out now on Bella Union Records. Read the press release in the forum. Find out more about the release (including a sound clip of Lakes) at Bella Union and Myspace.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Safe Away vinyl

This past April Burnt Toast Vinyl reissued Denison Witmer's debut, Safe Away, on vinyl. Safe Away was produced by Don Peris in 1997. Go to BTV for more info about this release.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Luc Perkins performs two covers on YouTube

Luc Perkins has uploaded two live performance videos. The first video is for "July" and the second is for "Small Planes." Both available on YouTube.

Friday, July 27, 2007

iTunes and Fargo to release bonus tracks

We Walked In Song will be released in Europe on August 28th by Fargo Store. The album will contain previously released bonus track "Shooting Star (sketch)" as well as a new track, "Song from Holland" and for the first time since the demo was released by the band as a free monthly track, "Do You See My Brothers Coming?"

"Song from Holland" is exclusively available as a single at iTunes and is now available for purchase.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Lancaster in 2007

Here's my own personal music video for "Spinning" which was filmed entirely in Lancaster this past weekend. Available via Vimeo...

I'm back from my first real trip to Lancaster, PA - home of The Innocence Mission. I had a blast. My wife and I saw "the Police" perform in Hershey (waited an hour and a half to get out of the parking lot jam). I thought it was an amazing show. We also visited Hershey Park (which I highly recommend) and took in the Lancaster countryside. Be sure to stay away from Rt. 30 East on a summer weekend as it's traffic jam central. The commercialism over the Amish isn't necessarily a suprise, but it's a bit more overwhelming than I expected. It's a bit distressing actually.

Did you know that Lancaster also has a baseball team? The Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League got slaughtered last night, but they kept it close most of the game despite the one bad inning. I learned that Virginians like myself are a bit more vocal for the hometeam than the typical Lancaster folk.

We also took in a visit to Lily's on Main to experience the reason why Steve Brown left the band. Let me tell you, Steve is just as good as a chef and owner than he is a drummer, and that's not a knock on his drumming either. He runs a fantastic restaurant and it's well worth the 20-30 minute drive from Lancaster.

If there's good news to report, it's that despite Steve's extremely busy schedule..he's willing to perform with the band on a future album. That bit of information made the trip all the more exciting.