August 11, 2009

Fall Tour Coming And We Need Your Help!





Friends,

We're about to head out on our fall tour with Bethany Dillon and friends, but we need your help!
We're finalizing our tour plans hoping to get the privilege of coming out to these great states:

ARKANSAS
ALABAMA
LOUISIANA
MISSISSIPPI
SOUTH CAROLINA
NORTH CAROLINA
or any of the great states in the MID WEST

We are heading your way in October and November - contact jessica@creativetrust.com to book dates

**Check our dates already booked on www.myspace.com/robbieseayband

See you guys on the road! Can't wait to hang out!

RSB

July 30, 2009

Health Care Reform

This is such a crazy complex issue.

There are so many uninsured, so many denied coverage and so many like me, who can afford great insurance, only to have preexisting conditions within my family be excluded from coverage.

Political views and fears aside, what should our priorities be in addressing this as a church? As believers?

Government may help, but what's the role of local churches in their communities?
Our church in Houston is wrestling with this and beginning to form a plan to engage now rather than waiting on others to serve those in need.

The document below helped in at least sparking conversation and outlining priorites for me.


www.sojo.net/action/alerts/health_care_toolkit.pdf


Thoughts? And not just thoughts on whether the bozos in the senate are gonna fix this -- more on how you and i can respond at home in our neighborhoods and cities.

Cheers,
Robbie

July 17, 2009

New RSB music..soon

Friends,
After months of recording near Austin, Houston & Nashville - we are almost to the end. I'm really excited to finally have new music to share soon!
For now, hopefully this video will give you a small glimpse of the journey thus far.
Cheers,
Robbie

video

July 7, 2009

How Rich Are You?

I found this alarming.
A healthy dose of perspective on what we have and what we're called to do with it.See how wealthy we are and take a minute to evaluate how it might be used for good in the lives of children, the hungry and those in great need of clean water.



How rich are you? >>


I'm loaded.
It's official.
I'm the 41,556,473 richest person on earth!




water.cc
compassion.com
feedthechildren.org

July 5, 2009

For Kate

In the last year, I've seen first hand the extremes.
Miracles. Death. Suffering. Celebration.
Close friends, neighbors and friends.
It's been the fullest year of life on earth for me in both directions.

We're close to finishing the new rsb album and many of the songs reflect the heights and depths of our humanity and my encounters over the last year.

'Miracle' is one of these songs. It says:

"Have you ever stared death in the face?
So close you could hardly breathe
and you cry out to God for mercy to prevent the fall
There are very few words to say
when you can't see another day - for my heart to beat again

When the whole world seems to turn its back on me
All alone out on the sea
I need a Miracle! I need a miracle
When life don't seem to make sense at all
I believe you hear me when i call
I need a Miracle? I need a Miracle!'

Tonight, Join me in praying for a beautiful little girl, Kate McRae.
Pray and believe for a miracle, one that only God, the great Healer, can deliver.
Please watch and follow the links provided at the end of the video to get updates on Kate and her family in Phoenix.
with love,
Robbie

April 27, 2009

RSB and Sarah Reeves in Texas


Friends,

Just wanted to remind you we're still on the road.. and after the great shows in Indiana, Missouri and Illinois, we're headed back to the Lone Star State!


Check out the dates below and come and join us! We really hope to see you guys there..

Thanks for your support!

RSB


April 30

RSB, Sarah Reeves, Ryan Parker, David Ramirez

The Loft
1135 S. Lamar

Dallas, TX 75215

$10

www.theloftdallas.com (for tickets)

May 1*

First Assembly of God
2715 Hwy 183 North

Lockhart, TX 78644

$10

www.lockhartag.org (for tickets)

*Sarah Reeves is not able to be with us for this show but we are excited to have Lanae Hale join us in Lockhart!

April 24, 2009

TANK is a fine human, indeed


It's time we pay respects to the great Tank.
He's a good man. a great drummer.
I thought it might be a nice gesture for the folks of rsb land to say hello to Tank, send him your well wishes as we depart on the road tonight for 10 shows.

go ahead.
Have you hugged your Tank today?

April 17, 2009

RSB vs. The Weather?

And the winner ... mother nature!
Friends, the skies are really gray and green and black - depositing liquids, roaring and flashing blinding streaks of lights.


Umm.. no bryan show tonight :(

Here's the scoop:

This was a benefit show that we hope will be rescheduled.

we were partnering with His Grace Foundation, a volunteer organization providing personalized, relationship-based support for families with a child having to undergo a bone marrow transplant due to a form of cancer, aplastic anemia, SKIDS, or a rare degenerative brain disease.


Our good friend, Suzanne, a student at Texas A&M, took the initiative to plan and organize this show in hope to raise awareness and funds for His Grace.

I would love it if we could fulfill her vision of this, despite of the crappy weather in BCS.


Would you consider donating $1, $5, $25 to this beautiful cause that helps so many families in times of crisis?

Click here to make a donation https://www.hisgracefoundationdonate.org/cart/donate

We will reschedule soon and hope to make it to Aggieland very soon.


Blessings,
Robbie

April 1, 2009

EZRA


My youngest kid is full time entertainment.
At 3, he seems to have a nack for learning cuss words, drawing a crowd immediately in public and generally entertaining friends and strangers alike.
He love to scream poo poo at anyone who will listen. He does have a deep spiritual side as well, making him a hard kid to read.
Liz overheard him speaking to himself yesterday so she decided to write it all down for us.
Below is what transpired between him and his alter ego.
Btw, Dede & Lelly are big bro & sis (ethan and elle) and any events describing me and my behavior are completely false and i deny them all.

"Last night Jesus was in my room...He said 'It's daytime' and we got up, And God waked up Lelly. Oh, who waked up Dede? God waked up Dede and he got up and and we played...but we didn't hit. We built a clubhouse. Jesus almost wanted my drink. He was thirsty a little bit. Dadda dresses up like Jesus. I was hiding because i didn't want to see Dadda. He did this. (pulls his pants down to demonstrate) 'He shaked his booty.' Jesus had medicine. He gave me medicine because I was sick. He had white medicine. He has all kinds of colors. Sometimes I don't like pink. Sometimes I do like pink."

um..talk amongst yourselves, saints & sinners alike.
there's plenty there for all of us.

March 17, 2009

We need your help!


Friends,
We're excited to playing a run of shows at the end of April.

We have a few dates left to fill and need your help.
If you live in these areas or even know of folks who might want to help with a show in these cities, let us know.
email mgr@robbieseayband.com for more info.

april 24 -- the great state of Arkansas
april 25 -- St. Louis or surrounding areas
april 28 -- Kansas City or surrounding areas
april 30 -- Oklahoma or Texas

thoughts?
We'll be announcing all April tour dates soon so check back for those on the website and myspace.

Happy Spring Break to all,
Robbie

February 28, 2009

RSB tour - end of April


To all the great folks of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and the vast midwest of these United States - we're coming your way!

April 22-29, RSB will cram into a van armed with sound & lights, and play a string of shows along with our friend Sarah Reeves.

Part of what we love about playing music is that we've connected with so many great folks through the years, many of whom invite us to join them for a concert, event, or gathering.

So..it seemed natural to throw this out here on the blog and see if there are some of you who would help bring RSB to your city.

For inquiries or questions, email -- mgr@robbieseayband.com

We hope to see you this April!
-Robbie

February 13, 2009

hope & sadness


My friend Chuck Walker would give you his car if you asked. Really.
He'd drop anything if you asked him and help.
His glass his half full and he doesn't see how life is viewed any other way.
I love him dearly.

Kristi was young, beautiful & would speak her mind at any moment when we first met her at Baylor. Chuck knew right away that this woman would be his wife. She was strong and became an amazing wife and mother.

Kristi passed away this morning, after battling cancer with more courage and strength than i'll ever have.
She is survived by Chuck and three amazing boys - Cade, Mason & Zane.

We are deeply sad. I'm not good and voicing all that wells up in these times. I'm praying for Chuck and the boys today.

Kristi believed with her whole heart in the gospel of Christ, the hope and grace that is the Christian faith. God was real and life changing to her. We join the family in mourning her loss and also celebrating her new life in heaven.
A life that knows no cancer, no pain, no sorrow.

Please pray for the Walker's.
I'll be traveling with friends to North Carolina next week to honor her life and family.

I know many of you have recently experienced great loss in your lives.
I return the prayers for you and together we find hope that this place is not home.

As we've prayed for Kristi over the last several months, I was working on rewriting an old hymn, one whose lyrics have been intertwined in my heart as I've longed for healing and comfort for the Walker's.
O LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO

O Love that will not let me go
I rest my weary soul in thee
I give you back the life i owe
that in your ocean depths its flow
my richer fuller be

O light that that follows all my way
I yield my flickering torch to thee
my heart restores its borrowed ray
than in your sunshine's blaze its day
may brighter fairer be

Rejoice my heart rejoice my soul My saviour God has come to thee Rejoice my heart You've been made whole by a love that will not let me go
O joy that seeks me through the pain
I cannot close my heart to thee
I trace the rainbow through the rain
and feel the promise is not vain
that morn shall tearless be

O cross that lifts and holds my head
i dare not ask to fly from thee
I lay in dust life's glory dead
and from the ground there blossoms red
life that shall endless be

Rejoice my heart
rejoice my soul
My saviour God has come to thee
Rejoice my heart
You've been made whole
by a love that will not let me go

February 3, 2009

i'm back and realized all of you may have deserted me..anybody out there?


So,
how do you pick back up on a blog after a month of no shows?
apologies?
excuses?
diversions & distractions - hoping you'll forget about the 37 days in between posts?

No.

I have failed you - and am offering my hand if you'll unclinch your fist. Okay wait, that's from Obama's inauguration speech and was directed at Iran, but you get the point.

So, with all this non blogging free time I've been busy listening to music..sort of.

This is usually how it goes:
I get way way way too busy in life.
I forget to actually listen to music for the mere enjoyment of it.
Great friends like Taylor or Liz will interrupt my craziness and demand i listen to a particular song or artist. They have good taste and i usually love and wear the song out until i need a 37 day break from it as well.

Here's a sampling of particular songs that have demanded my attention and affection. download them all tonight, make a drive cd and get out of town. That sounds good, yeah?
here's my absolute favorite songs from the month of January 2009:

For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti - Sufjan Stevens
So Wrong For Me - Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons (*pictured above)
They Call Me October - Breann Duren
Texas - The Damnwells
Southbound Train - Jon Foreman
Alibi - David Gray
Surely We can Change - David Crowder
Faultline - Eliot Morris
Walking in the Sun - Travis
Gracie - Ben Folds
Trust - Gatlin Elms

Okay , your turn.
Favorite songs lately?
Blessings from the Seay house,
Robbie