New Don Cobb Album Release…

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 what Don Cobb’s new album appears to be.

With 5 more albums currently in the works, Don’s second album 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.

All original compilations, those familiar with Don’s music will love the opportunity to take it with you in your car, in your home, in your cellphone/headphones and anywhere and everywhere you go in order to enjoy the joy and encouragement Don packs into every song!

Don’s voice – after a 2012 Stage 4 Cancer diagnosis and two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment – has fully recovered and his hopeful spirit never waned, throughout the recovery experience.

With joyful expressions of love in “Do You Believe (In That Thing Called Love?)” and “A Heart As Big As Pittsburgh” to Don’s sincere concern for Mankind in “I Cry” and “The Message”, Don pours it all out on this disc, his first solo effort.

A recovered addict (28 years) and an experienced Worship Pastor, Don also shares his faith and hope in his new single release of “You’re Mine”, as well as “I Praise Your Name” and Don’s original version of “The Lord’s Prayer”,  and even clowns around a little bit with the fun, high-energy Blues rocker “Big Top Baby“ featuring guest saxophonist David Schrader (San Francisco Saxophone Quartet).

There truly is something for everyone, from Rock to Blues to Pop and then some. Check it out for yourself… Don Cobb’s new album dropped on January 25, 2020!

TETELESTI!

It’s not just the most famous word every 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 DON COBB just dropped his first solo album, entitled TETELESTI.

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

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

Estela and Don of California rockers TETELESTI

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 write it down, record it as quickly as I get it so that I don’t lose that inspiration!” says Cobb.

Don and Estela and TETELESTI® are currently producing 5 albums of original Rock and Pop songs, disrupted by a Stage 4 Throat Cancer diagnosis in 2012 and several other Life happenings since then. Currently with “…the love of my life”, Estela, Don is making up for lost time, with his first solo album released on January 25th, 2020.

Don currently serves as Contemporary Music Director at the Presbyterian Church of Novato and leads Christian Rock band TETELESTI and a secular Rock band called MOONSHINE ROAD, both out of – you guessed it – Sebastopol, California.

Don’s 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 1999-2020 Don Cobb Music

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 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!

Back in the studio for “You’re Mine”…

I am praising God that my good friend and producer/guitarist/ songwriter Jeff “Jeffro” Atkinson offered to produce one of my songs recently! I have a song called “You’re Mine” that both Lincoln Brewster and Brenton Brown (“Because of Your Love”, “Everlasting God” and too many more hits to list here) said they loved at a Songwriter Showcase a few years ago. I was looking for their critique and instead they said they loved it! I was floored by that!

So we just started recording yesterday and I’m looking forward to seeing this song take on new life, like songs do when you’re recording. I trust Jeff and respect his musical abilities and I’ve heard some of his studio work and I can’t wait to see what we do with “You’re Mine”!

We the People Sing…

It’s been quite an adventure for this grateful, principled man over the past few months. I’ve learned so much about myself that it’s unbelievable that I’ve been actively learning about myself for more than 26 years (sobriety date 3/23/1992). And BIG STUFF lately, too. This isn’t like small details I’m filling in – these are great big issues that I’ve carried my entire life, relationship issues and patterns of behavior that are stubborn and ongoing… and addressed and put to rest now, I’m praying.

 I’ll be grateful.

I have plenty on my plate right now, however. I have two music ministries that I lead, and daughters and granddaughters to entertain and love on. I have community events I get to be part of and I’m recording nearly 40 songs I’ve written over the past few years, a recording project that was interrupted first by my dropping the hard drive from the top of a short tower to a carpeted floor, breaking the pin and losing all the info. I wasn’t willing to pay $550 dollars to recover the info because, after all, I had recorded all the parts and “I’ll just record them again”.

Ah, but I didn’t realize that a Stage 4 Throat Cancer diagnosis was right around the corner (obstacle number two), followed by successful treatment and recovery, then a divorce after 19 years (obstacle number 3) and then a brief friendship-turned-relationship that turned upside down (obstacle number 4). So the emotional toll of all this, on this sensitive man who has recovered/recovering from childhood trauma and addictions, was great. The good news, however, is that all of those obstacles are now officially out of the way, off my plate and I am laying down tracks again, recording the best songs I’ve ever written and loving it!

I’ve surrendered to bachelorhood now, and the single life. I don’t date much and I don’t even really know any women who are of the age where children are possible, so I’ve laid down my hopes for another child and dreams of a kind, sweet and loving partner/wife in exchange for Reality. Reality dictates that I am a gifted songwriter/singer who has been blessed with the knowledge, technology and inspiration to lay down tracks for songs the Lord has put in my heart and my mind over the past 6-8 years, while all that other stuff was going on.

So…. Now meet “We the People Sing“, my newest live music original songs band project. I’ll post more about it here soon. Oh, and meet “Hardcore Christians“, my power trio hard-rock original music project… and I’ll see you at Presbyterian Church of Novato on Sunday’s  every week, to praise God and get well, and help others heal through Christ-centered recovery and fellowship!

RGM Graduation 2018: Glory Hallelujah song

Blessed to bring our band “Straight Up Project” and praise and worship music to the 2018 Redwood Gospel Mission Men’s ‘and Women’s New Life Programs graduation event again this year! Here is a piece our band “Straight Up” playing our favorite song written for the RGM Graduates by recording artist Don Cobb to give their 17 second testimonies called “Glory Hallelujah: 17 Second Testimonies for RGM New Life Programs”.

Always a blessing to hear these folks summarize the way they were, what happened when Jesus took them by the hand and how it is now that they are set free from their hurts, habits and hangups, their addictions, criminal behavior and since the Lord has begun to restore their most important relationships with family, friends, children and loved ones! It was so much fun, I suggest we do it all again next year!

More RGM New Life Program graduates from Manna Home and Men’s New Life Programs: