Our music tells the story of struggles and adversity transformed to gifts and blessings.
You have turned my mourning into dancing...
Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing. -Psalm 30
Ever Singing story in Mayo Clinic online magazine, "In the Loop."
Mike and Sue are honored to have their story shared in Mayo Clinic's online magazine. Click here for "In the Loop" article about Ever Singing.
Recording at This Here Studios.
We began recording work in February 2016 at This Here Studios in Strawberry Point, IA. Our thanks to Richard Bruxvoort Colligan for his musician's ear, collaborative spirit and for faithfully shepherding our CD to completion.
Debut at Katie's Cup
We were graced with a lively crowd in Rockford, IL as we offered an Ever Singing debut for "Piping Hot" at Katie's Cup Coffeehouse. Our thanks to family and friends who gathered with us for a rich evening of music, stories and laughter.
CDs arrived the afternoon of June 3!
Our thanks to Oasis CDs for their efficient production work and for delivering our CDs to Rockford, IL the day of our Katie's Cup CD debut concert. This UPS delivery was cause for celebration!
How can I keep from singing?
Sue was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Sept. 2012. Because the lymphoma presented itself near her throat on her neck, we were concerned that radiation treatments might impair her ability to sing. After more than three and half years of complete remission, we are still singing together with deep joy to give thanks for gifts of health and well-being. Sue's story is posted on Caring Bridge at: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sueblair
A portion of our CD proceeds will benefit the Iowa Chapter Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
MORE ABOUT MIKE & SUE
Singing has been part of life together for Sue and Mike since they met back in the 70s. Their newest musical project, Ever Singing, is a mutual calling for Sue and Mike, joining their gifts and stories to share a message of hope, healing and graitude. Sue and Mike have performed at congregational and community events, coffeehouses, campus venues and conferences & retreats across the country.
Mike received his BA in Music and Psychology from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL and his MDiv from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Mike served as Associate Pastor at First Lutheran Church, Freeport, IL and campus pastor at Augie, Rock Island and currently serves as campus pastor at Luther College, Decorah, IA. Mike has been studying classical guitar with Peter Lingen at Luther College since 2011.
Sue received her BFA in Music Theater from Millikin University, Decatur, IL and her teaching certification from Luther College, Decorah, IA. Her work experiences include 16 years teaching at St. Benedict Catholic School in Decorah, musician, actress, performing artist with touring theater troups and instructor for college courses in pantomime.