Album Notes:

This CD features Classic Gospel Tunes, a bit of contemporary music, and seven of your favorite songs that you've never heard before.  Kentucky songwriter, Ernie McArthur contributed three songs to this project: Great and Awesome God, Flow Within us, and I Believe in the Creator's Love.  Missouri's Joyce Groom, contributed You are so Good and I Will Stand.  Joyce, you may remember, wrote Living in the Light and Heaven's Growin' Sweeter from our Living in the Light CD.  Ray Guzzardo, from central Florida, wrote a beautiful song called From my Window.  Ray also wrote Keep on Walkin' from our Crossroads CD, Step by Step and He's The One from our Second Crossing CD and Does Anyone Know a Doctor and My Prince of Peace from our Living in the Light CD.  Lastly, Robb and Kathy wrote We Praise Your Holy Name.

Laborers Together

Robb and Kathy Blanchette

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  1. 1 Laborers Together 02:56
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  2. 2 I Will Stand 03:34
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  3. 3 Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) 04:24
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  4. 4 You Are so Good 02:15
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  5. 5 Great and Awesome God 03:15
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  6. 6 From myWindow 03:14
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  7. 7 God's Wonderful People 03:31
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  8. 8 We Praise Your Holy Name 03:22
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  9. 9 Flow Within us 04:18
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  10. 10 Mansion Over the Hilltop 02:56
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  11. 11 I Believe in the Creator's Love 03:40
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  12. 12 Glory to His Name 03:11
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From Robb and Kathy:

This CD has been by far our most challenging and most rewarding effort to date.  As we felt led by God to work on this project, we witnessed His might and power as He triumphed over the devil's schemes to distract us from completing this album.  We saw firsthand how God can take the devil's wicked plots to destroy, and turn them into something beautiful to further the Kingdom – this CD is a labor of love that displays just that. 

Using their guitars, bass, keyboard, and computer; Robb and Kathy did all of the arranging and production of this CD in their RV, except for the final mixing and mastering which was done in their new studio.

We are thrilled to feature two of our children, Rob and Kathy on a few songs. Our son, Rob, sings harmony on Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) and our daughter, Kathy, sings harmony on From My Window.  You'll hear them both singing on Glory To His Name. It was a great blessing to include them on this project. 

Throughout our travels, we're blessed with opportunities to meet many talented brothers and sisters in Christ – a number of whom have  written songs that we've included on this album. There are a total of seven original songs on this project. 

Our friend, Joyce Groom, from Kirksville, Missouri wrote two songs on our last CD. We've included two more of her compositions on this one. I Will Stand is a song of faith. Proclaiming God's ability and willingness to carry us through the storms of life. We trust Him, holding firm and Standing on the Promises of God. We perform this song with a driving country boogie beat. 

"You Are So Good", is a joyful song, recounting the goodness of God to each believer, who has been forgiven and saved forevermore, through Jesus, our Lord, King and Lover of our souls. We took the liberty of adding a second verse to this song and gave it a country music touch, adding acoustic instruments

such as dobro, mandolin and ukulele.  

We've recorded songs on each of our CD's by Ray Guzzardo from Clermont, Florida. On this project we include his song, "From My Window"  written from the perspective of someone in prison. In a prison cell, a small window near the ceiling lets light in, but is too high to see out. The words of this song describe heavenly scenes based on Revelation 21, envisioned by the inmate, who has received Jesus as Lord, and imagines being able to look out this window into Heaven.  

​We met songwriter, Ernie McArthur, while volunteering at The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Ernie works for the Museum and gave us permission to record songs he has written. We chose three to record on this CD.  

"Great and Awesome God"  reveals God as The Giver of all things good and holy. He is always near even though Heaven is His Home.  We had fun recreating the 1980's Rock sound for this song with driving drums, bass guitar, distorted lead guitar, organ plus three part background vocals.  

​"Flow Within Us"  requests the Holy Spirit to flow within us in power, that we may demonstrate in faith, the love of Jesus Christ through the Holy Gospel, to a lost world. The style of music chosen for this song was, praise and worship .  

​"I Believe In The Creator's Love"  is simply a song proclaiming faith in our Heavenly Father Above. It is a light, pop song. We added a bridge to this song which Ernie had not originally recorded.  

"We Praise Your Holy Name"  was written by us in praise and worship style. Our Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit are holy and worthy of praise.  

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

About the Songs:

Laborers Together ---Words, Music Jonathan E. Pennington, Harbor Gospel Music  Production/BMI;   Harmonies arranged by Dayspring Trio, Americus, GA 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings 

​I Will Stand ---Words & Melody: Joyce Groom 2016,
Music: Robb and Kathy Blanchette 
Robb plays electric guitar and sings
​Kathy sings

​Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)--- Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio;  2006 sixsteps Music, Vamos Publishing 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings
Rob Blanchette (Jr.) sings harmony

You Are So Good--- Words & Music Joyce Groom, Robb and Kathy Blanchette  2016 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings

Great And Awesome God ---Words, Music Ernie McArthur 2007 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings

​From My Window ---Words and Music Ray Guzzardo 2016 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings
Kathy Behnke sings harmony

God's Wonderful People --- Words/Music Lanny Wolfe Music 1974, Capital CMG Publishing 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings
Kathy plays electric guitar and sings 

We Praise Your Holy Name --- Words, Music Robb and Kathy Blanchette 2016 
Robb plays acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and sings 
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings.

Flow Within Us ---Words, Music Ernie McArthur 2007 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings
​Kathy plays lead guitar and sings
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Mansion Over The Hilltop ---Words, Music Ira F. Stanphill,           
New Spring 1949 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings​ 

I Believe In The Creator's Love --- Words and Music: Ernie McArthur, 2007 and Robb & Kathy Blanchette 2016 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
Kathy plays lead guitar and sings

Glory To His Name ---Words, Elisha Albright Hoffman​ 1878; Music, John Hart Stockton, 1879 
Robb plays acoustic guitar and sings 
​Kathy plays electric guitar and sings 
Rob Blanchette (Jr.) sings harmony
Kathy Behnke sings harmony