LEWISTON – Three Maine songwriters, Johannah Mackin, Tom Cornwell and Jeremy Hale, will join Dan Merrill for “A Night of Faith and Song” at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at New Hope Bible Church.

Merrill, a veteran performer and songwriter, has traveled the world with his music. His debut CD “Revolution” containing intimate songs of hope and family.

He is finishing a new CD as vocalist with a Pennsylvania based group, Simon Apple. Called “Leap of Faith,” it’s slated for release this summer. He also is a member of a folk trio, “under the songtree,” with local folk songwriters Anni Clark and Lynn Deeves.

Mackin has a depth that is not often seen or heard in artists, according to the concert organizers.

Inspired by a deep faith in God, she continues to pursue her call through music to encourage believers and share the Gospel. She has released two CDs, “More Than Words” in 1998 and “If Ever” in 2000.

Cornwell’s visionary writing style and “dirt road voice” are unique, according to the organizers. This self-taught musician and songwriter recorded his debut CD, “Destination Known,” in 2001 with Dan Merrill as producer. He has also recently been a worship leader for Campus Crusades for Christ at Colby College.

Hale is a former member of the Christian bands The Blacksmiths and Adam’s Radio. He has given concerts and appeared at numerous youth retreats. He’s noted for his gorgeous musical arrangements and passionate lyrics, organizers said. Hale, who is recording his debut CD, is a worship leader at the New Hope Bible Church.

The church is at 541 College St. For more information, people can call 784-1693 or contact [email protected]


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