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See this story of God’s love, tell yours, and send us to play our music in festivals this summer!

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Photo by Ryan Lucas from “Cultivate Hope: A Pregnancy Story

Some of you saw my recent Facebook post on March 8th, the day after my first child’s birth, where I shared how in that same hospital of her arrival I had almost passed away eight years earlier. I had blacked out from alcohol that night and science says I should have been dead. I know now that that is the profoundly good grace of God. He feels that way for all people. The why’s are often too difficult for us to comprehend because you might say, “Why Luke and why not someone else (being spared)?” All I know is God loves all people so dearly that He gave us His Son. He is not the destroyer, that is another. But God, the Creator, the Giver of Life, desires to give it abundantly, the life I get to give to my daughter, and all those who will receive it.

Most of you do not know my testimony. You have heard glimpses of it here and there, but perhaps heard something from me or someone else, but simply don’t actually know how I got to where I got to. I can tell you this much in rapid language: God has made Himself plainly clear in creation, but for people like you and me (in or among the connected world), we have no excuse but to know Him. I have had many people reach out to me over time regarding Jesus. By the grace of God, my friend Jason told me of not the Jesus of religion, but of relationship. I talk about this in our song, Far North (below). “My friend said you were made for better, he told me of the real Jesus.” It goes on.

 

 

There’s so much more, but really I want to get to something here and I want to ask you the reader, listener, friend, to invest in us today; I presume many of you have previous to this day. I have been so blessed time and time again by friends and family regarding many outlets, from music to missions to my wife and now my daughter. I want to ask you to join hands with us in this. We are just blessed for the opportunity.

We have entered into a contest by Rawkzilla called American Battle which sends bands to play in select Christian music festivals. We love to play our music in all environments, especially where Christ’s resurrection power is not known and we also love to join an atmosphere where the Gospel is saturated. Wherever it’s preached, it bears fruit.

We want to ask you to send us to play at these Christ-focused festivals this summer that are all about spreading God’s love. Send us there by going to our American Battle profile and then click the big blue share button! When you do, join us in using the hashtag #risetolife with a story of how God has redeemed you or a situation around you. Come on!

If you’ve yet to hear our music or like our Facebook page, we invite you to do so. And if you’ve yet to have your free download of our debut album, Never Far, please do!

Much Love,

Luke & Chelsea (And Naomi)

 

This blog is for the up-to-date news on the music of Mid Air and intended to inspire you to pursue the hope of God that is ever drawing you. Any third party advertisements shown are supplied by WordPress and are not associated with this blog. We invite you to connect with us. You can do that through the download and purchase of our music, following us on social media and sharing posts, subscribing to this blog and our newsletter and most preferably – hanging out in person. Until then, be blessed with a free download of our first music album. Much love.

The Background of ‘Never Far’

En route to meet up with some friends in Minneapolis, we wanted to give a commentary on our album.

 

This blog is for the up-to-date news on the music of Mid Air and intended to inspire you to pursue the hope of God that is ever drawing you. Any third party advertisements shown are supplied by WordPress and are not associated with this blog. We invite you to connect with us. You can do that through the download and purchase of our music, following us on social media and sharing posts, subscribing to this blog and our newsletter and most preferably – hanging out in person. Until then, be blessed with a free download of our first music album. Much love.

Interview on Music, Dreams & Family

Luke was fortunate recently to spend some time on the phone with Destiny, one of the student workers at WPFS Radio of Monmouth College in Illinois. They previewed the interview on College Radio Day, November 4th, and a week later aired the full interview which includes our entire album. The interview is also available on SoundCloud.

 

This blog is for the up-to-date news on the music of Mid Air and intended to inspire you to pursue the hope of God that is ever drawing you. Any third party advertisements shown are supplied by WordPress and are not associated with this blog. We invite you to connect with us. You can do that through the download and purchase of our music, following us on social media and sharing posts, subscribing to this blog and our newsletter and most preferably – hanging out in person. Until then, be blessed with a free download our first music album. Much love.

‘Rivers’ Indie-Spoonful Review

Byron William of BWH Media and Indie-Spoonful blessed us with his take on our song for the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, “Rivers.”

 

Bryon William | October 12th, 2016

Mid Air is Luke and Chelsea Osicka, a young married couple from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The duo crossed Milwaukee to Minneapolis to complete their first inspirational CD ‘Never Far’ which features seven inspirational songs and the very promising Christian single. “Rivers.”

“Rivers” opens with steady acoustic rhythm guitar strumming and some nice clean hitting drums. The meter is in four and it has a really good sway with an uplifting feeling. You somehow feel a connection before you even hear the lyrics. Luke sings the first verse, “Put my feet on the ground with an eyeful of hope. Should I walk by my sight, I will repent till I’m blind. My mind wanders at times, my Lord shows me who’s right.” Contemporary Christian music fans will really appreciate the duos lyrics which are reflective and personal.

Luke has a tenor voice that has a pop quality to it that makes his sound easy to relate to. He knows just how to articulate and accent his phrasing and he clearly has a lot of passion in his soul, for music and his subject matter. The real treat happens after the second verse when the chorus is repeated. Here is where Chelsea enters with a lovely voice that has very nice tone. When Chelsea and Luke sing together – it is magic. The two voices perfectly complement each other. I especially enjoy when Chelsea adds harmonies and when the duo sing in a round-like fashion.

The song “Rivers” asks many questions, “Who are You, who am I? What am I on earth for? What’s your purpose for me? What’s your purpose for all?” It’s truly refreshing to hear such an honest inquiry in a spiritual song. Fans of inspirational music will enjoy Mid Air’s fresh approach to Christian songwriting.

The couple recorded a live version of the song “Rivers” in Brooklyn. There’s a bit of background noise – it is New York after-all – but fans will love the down-to-earth notion that two people can sit down on the ground and freely sing a song about their faith.

Mid Air is new to the Christian music recording scene with their first CD. I suspect the duo will grow as recording and touring musicians and that Inspirational outlets will welcome them open arms. You can listen to the entire CD at Bandcamp.

 

(Here is the review link).

 

This blog is for the up-to-date news on the music of Mid Air and intended to inspire you to pursue the hope of God that is ever drawing you. Any third party advertisements shown are supplied by WordPress and are not associated with this blog. We invite you to connect with us. You can do that through the download and purchase of our music, following us on social media and sharing posts, subscribing to this blog and our newsletter and most preferably – hanging out in person. Until then, be blessed with a free download our first music album. Much love.