Charlie Hall (musician)

Charlie Hall
Background information
Genres Praise and Worship
Occupations Singer, songwriter, worship leader
Years active 1991 - present
Labels sixstepsrecords
Website http://www.charliehall.com/

Charlie Hall is a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a member of a group of musicians and speakers that collectively form the Passion movement.

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Band members

Hall's band, in which he performs vocals and guitar, consists of Ben Freeman (electric guitar and keyboards), Dustin Ragland (drums), and Quint Anderson (bass guitar).

Charlie Hall

Since 1991, Charlie has been traveling, songwriting, and sharing life with people in his home of Oklahoma City, and across the United States, and even across several oceans. He attended Cherokee Hills Baptist Church and was Worship Pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City.[1]

After the releases of two independent albums, Charlie Hall released Porch and Altar, which was labeled by sixstepsrecords, in 2001. Porch and Altar was the second album released by the label.[2]

Charlie has created several albums of diverse music. His latest album is "The Rising".

As many of the Passion collegiate gatherings were recorded live, Hall was quickly dubbed "a voice" for the Passion movement, performing on all eight Passion albums, which have sold more than one million units.

Charlie expresses the desire to be "honed into God, where I'm not part of a culture where I'm trying to make the people around me think, 'Hey, that's a good Christian.'" He says, "I'm just trying to pursue God and not pursue being accepted into a club...I'm more honed into my pursuit of God in Christ and how he's forming me and changing and helping me love him and know him." [3]

Quint Anderson

Perhaps the only red-headed Mexican paintballer bassist in Oklahoma City, Quint has long defied any sort of categorization. His penchant for story and joke telling is legendary, his sense of humor lights up the folks who happen to be around him. Quint lives in OKC with his wife Micheal and their dog (who would like to remain anonymous). Quint is the one in the band we can rely on to provide a Xbox should we need. His melodic and textural sense of bass playing is more present on The Rising than ever, leading many of the songs into places that less courageous bassists fear to tread. Quint is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. Quint plays D'addario strings on Zon basses thru Gallien-Krueger amps.

Dustin Ragland

Always asking himself, “what would Dostoevsky do in this situation?” Dustin brings the nerd influence to bear in the band, which is why you might find several random books in his over-laden bag that rarely leaves his side. Dustin enacts this nerdiness in OKC, where he lives with his wife Becca and dachshund mix Luna, who deal well with a small house full of big drums. Always trying to find a new angle to approach in drums, Dustin worked to use all live drums on The Rising, making loops out of all kinds of borrowed snares, ancient marching bass drums, his keys, and an old drum head, and who knows what else. A stubborn walker, you might see him walking in random places around his native OKC, looking for a proper spot for his dream place: a vegetarian cafe/ recording studio, where you can play some music and enjoy some falafel, all at once.

Ragland is the drummer, and became interested in drumming after listening to Live and the Offspring. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2003.

He is known to campaign for World Vision, Amnesty International, Sojourners and Compassion International. He lives with his wife in Oklahoma City, OK.

Dustin also grew up in Edmond, OK,attending Henderson Hills Baptist Church and playing drums in the Chi-alpha band with Anderson. In addition, Dustin has played with groups including the Shrubs and Trent Malloy.

Ben Freeman

As befits a well-trained, melismatically gifted guitarist as Ben Freeman, even his dog names reflect his skills and gifts (Fender, and Lilly). While Lilly might denote a horticulturist’s green thumb, Ben is actually drawn to playing golf on the greens, though he swears he’s no Nicklaus. I say, guilty until proven innocent on that one.

Ben is married to Lindsay, and they in the midst of adopting a baby from Uganda! Ben and Lindsay live in OKC, where they entertain musical adventures in his home studio, The Villa. It doubles yet again as a smithery for his divinations into custom guitar pedal building, such as his masterpiece Fisherman’s Friend throat drops box expression pedal. It is exactly as cool as it sounds. Perhaps cooler.

Ben leads worship at New Covenant United Methodist, when not on the road bringing all kinds of creative and mind-melding noise to the people of planet Earth.

Discography

  • Don't Pass Us By (As "Nathan & Charlie") (1994)
  • Holy Roar (As "Sons & Daughters") (1996)
  • Joel's Window (1997)
  • Thought (1998)
  • Porch and Altar (2001)
  • On the Road to Beautiful (2003)
  • Live Roots (2004)
  • September Through November (2005)
  • Flying into Daybreak (2006)
  • The Bright Sadness (2008)
  • The Rising (2010)

Passion event albums

Awards

GMA Dove Awards [4]

See also

References

External links


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