Two New Albums Coming…

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JUST A HEADS UP ~ I am about to release two new albums simultaneously, entitled “LOVE MATTERS” and “MOONSHINE ROAD“, my third and fourth albums (with 4 more albums of new songs in the works!). Both albums are primarily recordings of my earlier work , songs & recordings which had not been recorded and released yet. Aiming at a target release date of late Summer/Fall of 2022 (October or November, both albums may be released a little sooner or later than planned).

Many of these songs on the MOONSHINE ROAD album were written and recorded before I  got clean & sober (on 3/23/1992) and came to know Jesus (11/1998), songs which reflect my ‘more casual’ approach to life and living.

The songs on my second new album release, LOVE MATTERS, reflect my post-sobriety, Spiritual awakening stark awareness of the importance of Truth and the importance of forging a close personal relationship with one’s (my) Creator.

Some of these early recordings were recorded in my smaller studios, but they are all genuine reflections of the joy in my heart at the time that I was blessed to be inspired to write and record each one of these songs.

These two new albums will be posted here soon. Please check back, or sign up for notifications on the right side of this page. We’ll never use your information for profit or sell your information to a third party. That’s a promise.

I am also busy recording some of my favorite songs that I wrote when I played with my bands ASSAULT, ROCKAMERICA and JESTER in the Twentieth Century for an upcoming album tentatively called “DON COBB 20“, (20 referring to “20th Century”). These are songs which are some of my personal old school favorites that I’ve written but which I have never recorded in my studio until now. I’ll keep you apprised.

ANOTHER (ALBUM) IRON IN THE FIRE are brand new original Spiritual and Christian songs, songs never recorded due to a lifetime working a 40 hour week and raising an amazing family, which also include a few old Hymns that I’ve taken out, dusted off and made my own (yes, I rock them out!) for a fresh approach to some of the most famous and beloved Hymns known to Man. We’ll let you know when that album is ready for release, as well. 

Thank you all for your interest and support and, as always, be blessed and be a blessing!

Always,

Don

Retirement Means More Recording

I retired from the County of Sonoma on August 10th, 2021. After working full time for 44 years, I finally retired from Sonoma County Behavioral Health (Mental Health) and now have time to record the more than 5 albums of original songs I’ve written in just the past 10 years alone. I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it. I’m about to take control and I think I like it!

I am currently writing a book about my years working for County government. It’s my experience as a Christian and as a ministry Pastor, working for an almost exclusively Liberal management staff. I’m using the temporary title “A Christian In County Government” and it will be truthful, honest and revealing, as is everything I write.

I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for carrying me through my years at the County, and I thank the Union ESC 21 for protecting my job the entire time.

I was not a big fan of Unions when I was hired by the County (after applying 28 times for positions in Alcohol and Other Drugs Services). In fact, for years I was openly critical of trade Unions, believing that a good work ethic and working hard and being responsible was enough to protect one’s job. But I confess I was wrong about that, where Government employment is concerned, anyway.

I will tell you all about my experience as an employee of County government in my upcoming book “A Christian In County Government”. I’ve been taking notes for years; now it’s time to tell the story… while recording more than 60 songs (5 albums) that I didn’t have time to record while I was working 40 hours a week and raising my family.

I was afraid I might be one of those people we read about who die a week before their retirement starts, but I am praising the Lord that He had OTHER plans for me than that! 🤣

 

New Don Cobb single “Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray!”

Click photo for Don’s new single released on 3/16/2020 “Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray!”

I just released my new LIVE single of “Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray!, a timely release, to be sure, given the state of affairs in our precious nation right now. Click here to get a copy.

Recorded at The Light Concert House (RIP) by my band TETELESTI, the song is a call to prayer for a nation who needs – and has always needed – heartfelt prayer right now, and now, more than ever.

TETELESTI!

It’s not just the most famous word ever spoken*… it’s the most fun and progressive Christian Rock/Pop band ever to come out of Sebastopol, California, in the heart of Wine Country – Northern California… and I just dropped my first solo album, entitled TETELESTI.

Don Cobb‘s new album “Tetelesti“ was released on 1/25/2020.

TETELESTI® was founded in 1999 by singer/songwriter/guitarist DON COBB. With unbridled passion for the freedom and love which comes with a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I haven’t wavered a single day on this path that the Lord has laid out for me. I have been playing in original Rock/Pop bands since I was 14 years old, writing, recording, playing live and producing original music non-stop, all this time, and when the Lord blessed me with the inspiration for this band TETELESTI®, the music poured in and out of me without ceasing!

Music is just in me. God has been blessing me with original songs that just show up in my head, full blown sometimes, fully orchestrated with full band arrangements, all at once – BAM! There it is! MY job is to capture it, write it down, record it as quickly as I get it so that I don’t lose that inspiration!

My band TETELESTI® is currently producing 5 albums of original Rock and Pop songs, a musical career disrupted by a Stage 4 Throat Cancer diagnosis in 2012 and several other Life happenings since then. Currently making up for lost time, my first solo album was released on January 25th, 2020.

Currently serving as Contemporary Music Director at the Presbyterian Church of Novato (*Editor’s update 2022: Now leading worship at Sebastopol Christian Church most Sundays) I’m blessed to lead Christian Rock band TETELESTI and a secular Rock band called MOONSHINE ROAD, both out of – you guessed it – Sebastopol, California.

This new album TETELESTI® will be available all over the internet since it has now been released!

*”Tetelesti!®” – pronounced ‘Tuh-TELL-est-eye’ – is the last thing Jesus Christ said before he gave up His life on the cross. An Aramaic term, Tetelesti means “It is finished!” Now you know!

Tetelesti ® All songs © Don Cobb 1999-2022 Don Cobb Music

New Don Cobb Album Release…

Click on photo to get Don’s new single “Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray!” now

Click on photo to get Don’s new album “TETELESTI” now

 

 

 

 

 

 

What sounds like an excellent representation of Don Cobb’s musical, vocal and songwriting style and production technique and, perhaps most importantly, a genuine reflection of Don’s joyful heart and hopeful encouragement – that is Don Cobb’s new album Tetelesti.

With 5 more albums currently in the works, Don’s second album “Tetelesti” – his first solo effort – covers the broad spectrum that is Don’s life – Love and hope and faith and strength and an incredible love for sharing joyful musical expression, the greatest of these being Love.

Click on the photo to download Don’s new album “Tetelesti”.

A Stage 4 Throat Cancer survivor, Don’s faith and prayer and relationship with the Lord and his community kept him buoyed in 2012 through 2 surgeries, Chemotherapy and Radiation, and here he is, catching up where he left off when he began recording these songs. With nearly 60 songs yet to record, Don is loving this fruitful musical time in his blessed and miraculous life. leading worship every Sunday and praising God every day for his incredibly blessed life.

There truly is something for everyone on Don’s new album, from Rock to Blues to Pop and then some. Check it out for yourself…

MORE NEWS: Don Cobb’s hot new live single Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray just dropped on 3/16 this year, one week before Don’s 28th clean and sober birthday! Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray by Tetelesti was recorded LIVE at The Light Concert House (RIP) in Santa Rosa, and it’s available nowClick  here  to  get  your  copy  of  Don’s  new  single or download Don’s new solo album  Tetelesti.

RGM Graduation 2019 Coming Up!

The annual Redwood Gospel Mission Big Graduation ceremony is coming up on May 4th, 2019! Held at Sant Rosa Bible Church on Badger Road in Santa Rosa, I’m grateful to announce that my band the STRAIGHT UP PRAISE BAND is opening and closing the event with rockin’, joyful praise for what the Lord has done for all of us!

Come and join me and hundreds of our friends as we celebrate as countless men and women, all graduates of RGM’s NEW LIFE RECOVERY PROGRAM, walk the stage and pick up their certificates – lives made new in Christ!

We look forward to seeing you there, singing your hearts out and praising the Lord for setting all of these graduates free this year!

“Estela (I Love That Girl)”

I just checked the date on my “About Leading Worship.net” post and I was falling in love as I wrote that! I didn’t know I was falling in love or that we were falling in love but that’s exactly what was going on at that time.

Yes – and her name is Estela and just when I had resigned myself to the single life, God brought my sweet Estela to me… on Facebook, of all places!

The funny thing is we both grew up in Sebastopol, California, and I went to school with her sister, but we had never met! Sebastopol is a little town much like Mayberry RFD so we all knew each other and we knew each other‘s brothers and sisters and it’s a miracle that my path did not cross Estela‘s path at some point along the way!

With that all said, we are now madly in love! I was determined to set my bar high and I did, and the Lord brought my sweet Estela! This sweet child of God, this fellow Lover of the Lord met that high bar and set a new, even HIGHER bar! She just stole my heart in a big, big way and my life will never be the same! Thank you Jesus!

As far as the title of this article is concerned, that’s the name of a new song I’ve written for my sweet, smart, magnificent and beautiful Estela.  I’ve already begun recording it and I’ll be releasing it soon! ❤️♥️☝🏻🙏🏻🖐🏻🤚🏻

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking Boldly…

I praise God for all of the humble and quiet men who walk calmly in the kingdom of God but I cannot be one of the quiet men, and I will not be quiet. The Lord calls some of us to be bold and courageous, to be anxious about nothing and I can feel the tension when I speak up about things sometimes, but unless I feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit, I keep speaking boldly, that which I believe needs to be said. Do I cross the line sometimes – of course, and I’ll delete those remarks from social media, but I refuse to stop speaking boldly about those things which I know, in my heart of hearts, truly need to be said.

I told Him early on “Send me Lord, send me” and He does exactly that. As we watch the intentional moral decay of our great land and the ongoing and  ruthless attack on the American Family and all that good Americans stand for, I will stand with my brothers and sisters of courage against those powers and principalities of darkness and I will not be shouted down or chased off or shut up by those that, if they truly knew better, would surely do better.

We are entering a season which calls for men and women of courage to stand up against evil, for if not now, then when? And if not me, then who? It will be me and all who feel called to stand our ground against darkness and Evil, for our children’s and our grandchildren’s sake, and ultimately for His sake and for His Kingdom’s sake.

The time draws near that our character will be called into question – all of us – and I pray we’ll have not been lukewarm as we walked this path in the Life we have all been blessed with.

Amen.

Straight Up Praise Band

What an honor and a privilege and what JOY I get out of leading this amazing band every Friday night with the sweet and talented musicians the Lord has gathered together, that we call the “Straight Up Praise Band”! That’s because everyone rocks their instruments and everyone gives their all for Jesus and it SHOWS!

We do practically every style music in America, from Rock to Pop to Blues and… we’ll, that’s about it! LOL A little Country, a hint of Jazz but my favorite is straight up rockin’ PRAISE for the Lord, for all He’s done for us all – setting us FREE from the addictions, hurt’s, habits and hangups from which so many people suffer! Not us! Not anymore, anyway.

Gods way works, that’s for sure! CR is a worldwide group of proof of that fact!

About LeadingWorship.net

My website LeadingWorship.net is designed to support, encourage and train up Worship Leaders, whether you are new to the platform or even if you’ve been leading worship for years. This is an opportunity to take your own inventory around what you’re doing on that platform, why you’re there and how you’re going to conduct yourself moving forward.

I’ve poured 20 years of Praise and Worship experience and I’m pouring it into every article, every line, every word I write at LeadingWorship.net!

If you want to bring your best for Jesus, check out LeadingWorship.net and before you do, get prayed up first! May God bless you for your service and may you be a blessing to your church for bringing your best for Jesus and leading your congregation in praising and worshiping Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!