Crossroads is Robb and Kathy's first album.  Shortly after they began their music ministry, they were playing at an RV park in the Texas Hill country.  After the performance someone approached and asked if they could purchase a CD--something they had never thought of.  That night Robb began researching how to record in the digital age.  Within a week they had a computer designed specifically for digital recording.  This purchase was followed by an A/D converter. A device that translates what humans understand to computer language and back again.  The last two purchases--a really good quality microphone and a set of studio grade headphones--and a new phase of their ministry had begun.

The learning curve was steep, and the hours invested were many. After seven months of experimenting and learning, the duo had completed recording and mixing 12 songs.  The final song  mixes were completed during a motorcycle vacation to Arizona and Utah.  Robb and Kathy would ride during the day, and mix in their RV at night.  Finally, the songs were sent from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon via email to be mastered.

Their first excursion into digital recording is a collection of some of their favorite Christian songs from back in 2009.  You'll enjoy this mix of traditional and (classic) contemporary tunes.  

Crossroads

Robb and Kathy Blanchette

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  1. 1 Beautiful One 04:21
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  2. 2 Victory in Jesus 03:51
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  3. 3 The Faithful One 03:53
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  4. 4 Great is the Lord 02:14
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  5. 5 Days of Elijah 03:56
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  6. 6 God Bless America 04:46
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  7. 7 I Lift my Eyes up 02:50
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  8. 8 Lord, I Lift Your Name on High 02:51
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  9. 9 Abide With me 03:41
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  10. 10 Keep on Walkin' 03:16
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  11. 11 There's Power in the Blood 02:49
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  12. 12 We Fall Down 03:44
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From Robb and Kathy:

November, 2008
We left home in the fall of 2008 with the idea of doing music ministry as we traveled.  At one of our first stops, we found ourselves at an RV park in Texas.  We were invited to do a concert, and were very well received.  After our performance, someone asked if we had any CDs for sale.  Then that same person gave Kathy some money and told us to send her a CD when we got one made.  We had no idea what we were getting into.  Robb bought a computer and software for recording along with a digital audio interface, headphones, and a large diaphragm condenser microphone.  All that was left to do was make countless mistakes and explore more than our fair share of rabbit holes.

August, 2009
We were finally done!  The project was sent out to be mastered.  After mastering it was sent to be replicated.  Preparing the artwork for a CD was another whole new learning curve.  Luckily, we knew somebody who spoke that language and had skills in that area.  Thanks, KB!

Winter 2017-2018:
Since then we have grown quite a bit with our recording, arranging, mixing, mastering, and producing skills.  In the winter of 2017-18 we decided to re-mix our Crossroads CD.  We sang some of the parts over, and added new harmonies.  We also did some audio polishing of the sound with our new gear.  At the time of this writing, the rough mixes are finished, but we won't finalize the project until we get back into our studio in Wisconsin late this spring.  The new tracks will be available on or before June 1, 2018, and they will replace the tracks available for download on this page.

The songs on this CD cover a wide range of Christian music styles.  Each song is based on God's Word.  We hope that you enjoy this collection of songs as much as we enjoyed recording it.  Besides including many of our favorite songs, we included two songs written by friends we have met during our travels.

"God Bless America" was written by Henry Dersken, a Canadian singer/songwriter who lived and worked in the US for many years.  His love for our country's Christian heritage prompted him to write a musical prayer for our nation as he witnessed our country's foundation starting to crumble.  At the end of the song, Kathy reads excerpts from "A Prayer For the Nation" by Thomas Jefferson, our third president, to emphasize the fact that America was founded on Christian principles. 

"Keep On Walkin'' is just one of the many songs of faith written by Ray Guzzardo. He describes this song as a personal testimony - a life spent running away from God, changed to a life walkin' toward the Lord. At the time this song was written, Ray was working at an RV park in Central Florida.  He was also playing guitar and piano, and singing at the park's Sunday worship services. 

Thanks to Rick & Gloria at The Bees RV Park for allowing us to use The Beehive to record some of our vocal tracks. ​ 

We thank our daughter, Kathy Behnke, for the CD design. 

To everyone else we have met along the way: Keep on praising Him until we meet again... somewhere on life's CROSSROADS.​​

About the Songs:

Beautiful One --- Words, Music Tim Hughes 2002​ 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings
Kathy plays lead guitar and sings

​Victory In Jesus ---Words, Music E.M.Bartlett 1939/1967 
Robb plays acoustic guitar
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings 

The Faithful One --Words, Music Chris Eaton and Brian White 2003 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings

Great Is The Lord---Words & Music Debbie & Michael W. Smith 1982 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings

Days Of Elijah ---Words, Music Robin Mark 1996 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings 

God Bless America --- Words and Music Henry Derksen 2005 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings

I Lift My Eyes Up ---Words, Music Brian Doerksen 2001  
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings  

​Lord I Lift Your Name On High --Words, Music Rick Founds 1989  
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings  
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings 
 

​Abide With Me ---Words, Music Henry F. Lyte ,William H. Monk 1847/1861  
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings  
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings  

​Keep On Walkin' ---Words, Music Ray Guzzardo 2008  
Robb plays lead guitar and sings
​Kathy plays rhythm guitar and sings 
 

Power In The Blood ---Words, Music Lewis E. Jones 1899, Selah 2004  
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings  
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings  

We Fall Down ---Words, Music Chris Tomlin  1998  
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings  
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings