Strawbridge House

 Strawbridge  House

Strawbridge House is a Christian music group composed of members of the Gregg Strawbridge family, including Joy (vocals, cello, accordion), Jenna (vocals, violin, guitar, mandolin) and Julie (vocals). Their first album released (summer 2011) was Roadside Hymns. It features new hymn tunes (with old words) and arrangements (by Gregg Strawbridge), as well as (completely) original songs.

The sound we aim for is a living, breathing, genetic harmony and an acoustic quality produced by actual strings, wood, and quivering metal from a Martin steel-string, a Montalvo classical, an Ovation mandolin, an Epiphone banjo, a Stradivarius (copy) 1930s violin, a 50th Anniversary Strat, a Schecter square-neck dobro, a tin whistle, a yard-sale viola, a Fender stainless steel resonator, an accordion from an antique store, a Victorian pump organ, and a German handmade cello we got from a pawn shop in Columbus, Mississippi for $125.

Strawbridge House music highlights an unexpected legacy. While I had come to believe the Christian faith in college (in 1984), I did not believe there had been any Christians on my father’s side of the family. However, in 2010, in the process of helping to plant a church and train a young pastor in Maryland, I learned that my 6th great grandfather was the first Methodist minister to establish a church in America: Robert Allen Strawbridge (d. 1771) who came from Ireland in the 1760s. The music in Strawbridge House Roadside Hymns convey’s the spiritual legacy of the (actual) Strawbridge house in Lancaster Penn. by featuring the musical talents of all three of my children (Joy, Jenna, and Julie), as well as commemorating the Strawbridge House in New Windsor, MD and journey of Robert Allen Strawbridge.

 

Downloadable Sets

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Broadcasts

TitleDate
14 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (electric)  
13 God Moves in a Mysterious Way  
12 All the Earth  
11 For From Him Romans 11:36  
10 Psalm 110  
09 He Came to His Own  
08 No Princes Palace  
07 I Thought Hed Be  
06 I Lay My Sins on Jesus  
05 What Child is This?  
03 We Three Kings  
01 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (acoustic)  
We Three Kings  
Strawbridge House Epiphany (Music CD)  
16 Glory Glory  
15 Wisdom  
14 Make Your Great Name Known  
13 Just As I Am  
12 Jesus Paid It All  
Strawbridge House (Song about the Irish Founder of Methodism in America)  
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Music)  
07 Hallelujah Praise Jehovah  
06 Tis Not that I Did Choose Thee  
05 Snow  
04 Whate'er My God Ordains is Right  
03 I Will Sing the Wondrous Story  
Touch  
01 Heavens