Joshua Michael Garrels (born September 25, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and composer from South Bend, Indiana. His music combines traditional folk music with other musical elements and the nontraditional exploration of Christian themes.

Biography


Garrels is originally from South Bend, Indiana. He currently lives in Muncie, Indiana with his wife and five children. In 2005, he co-founded Small Voice Records and released Over Oceans, Jacaranda, Lost Animals and Home. Garrels released his sixth album in June 2011 titled Love & War & The Sea in Between. Christianity Today called the album "prophetic, incisive, achingly human, and longingly spiritual," and rated it as their 2011 Album of The Year. In 2012, Garrels collaborated with the music collective Mason Jar Music to film the music-documentary movie The Sea in Between, in which Mason Jar and Garrels traveled to the remote Mayne Island to perform music on several of Mayne's most beautiful locations. "Don't Wait For Me" was featured on American Idol on January 29, 2014. He released Home on April 7, 2015.

Charity


From March 14, 2013 to March 28, 2013 (14 days) Garrels had 161,245 albums downloads on Noisetrade.com which raised $71,566 in "tips". All of the funds were given in full to World Relief to help with their work to bring peace and restoration to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Continued work with Noisetrade


In the weeks leading up to the 2015 release of the album Home, Garrels gave away free copies of his previous albums on Noisetrade.com. When Home was released, listeners had a choice between buying it on ITunes or downloading it for free. Garrels gave away 42,000 copies of Home its first week.

Discography


Studio albums


Stone Tree (2002)
Underquiet (2003)
Over Oceans (2006)
Jacaranda (2008)
Lost Animals (2009)
Love & War & The Sea in Between (2011)
Love & War: B-Sides & Remixes (2012)
The Sea In Between DVD Soundtrack (2013)
Home (2015) (Billboard 200) No. 83
2015 Sampler (2015)
The Light Came Down (2016) – Christmas album
Chrysaline (2019)
Early Work Vol.1 (2020)
Peace To All Who Enter Here (2020)

Notable interviews


NPR (December 26, 2013)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (October 17, 2013)
Relevant (April 8, 2013)
The Huffington Post (March 26, 2013)

References


External links


Official website
Josh Garrels's channel on YouTubeBillups, Sara. "About Josh Garrels." N.p., n.d. Web. October 26, 2012.


Wood and Nails Wood and Nails - The Porter's Gate - Audrey Assad - Josh Garrels

Pilot Me Pilot Me - Josh Garrels

O Come O Come Emmanuel O Come O Come Emmanuel - Josh Garrels

Freedom Freedom - Josh Garrels

Creation Song Creation Song - Josh Garrels

Leviathan Leviathan - Josh Garrels

The March The March - Josh Garrels

Christ Has No Body Now But Yours Christ Has No Body Now But Yours - The Porter's Gate - Josh Garrels

Decision Decision - Josh Garrels

We Labor Unto Glory We Labor Unto Glory - The Porter's Gate - Josh Garrels

Valor Valor - Josh Garrels

Hosanna/Holy Holy Holy Lord Hosanna/Holy Holy Holy Lord - Josh Garrels

The Boar's Head The Boar's Head - Josh Garrels

O Holy Night O Holy Night - Josh Garrels

The Virgin Mary Had One Son The Virgin Mary Had One Son - Josh Garrels

Lake Yarina Lake Yarina - Josh Garrels

Heaven's Knife Heaven's Knife - Josh Garrels

Morning Light Morning Light - Josh Garrels

Processional Processional - Josh Garrels

My Child My Child - Josh Garrels

Born Again Born Again - Josh Garrels

A Long Way A Long Way - Josh Garrels

Beyond the Blue Beyond the Blue - Josh Garrels

Train Song Train Song - Josh Garrels

Jacaranda Tree Jacaranda Tree - Josh Garrels

The Banner The Banner - Josh Garrels

SISU SISU - Josh Garrels

Words Remain Words Remain - Josh Garrels

Rise Rise - Josh Garrels

Evangeline Evangeline - Josh Garrels

Alleluia Alleluia - Josh Garrels

Break Bread Break Bread - Josh Garrels

The Light Came Down The Light Came Down - Josh Garrels

Faith, Hope & Love Faith, Hope & Love - Josh Garrels

At The Table At The Table - Josh Garrels

Community Song Community Song - Josh Garrels

Little Blue Little Blue - Josh Garrels

Invocation Invocation - Josh Garrels

White Owl White Owl - Josh Garrels

Come To Him Come To Him - Josh Garrels

Over Oceans Over Oceans - Josh Garrels

The Original Spacefan The Original Spacefan - Josh Garrels

Colors Colors - Josh Garrels

Cynicism Cynicism - Josh Garrels

For You For You - Josh Garrels

Sleeper Sleeper - Josh Garrels

YHWH YHWH - Josh Garrels

Butterfly Butterfly - Josh Garrels

Don't Be Afraid Don't Be Afraid - Josh Garrels

Shame Shame - Josh Garrels

Consecration Consecration - Josh Garrels

Embarkation Embarkation - Josh Garrels

O Day of Peace O Day of Peace - Josh Garrels

Flood Waters Flood Waters - Josh Garrels

Always Be Always Be - Josh Garrels

Centipede Centipede - Josh Garrels

Rejoice & Lament Rejoice & Lament - Josh Garrels

Rabbit & the Bear Rabbit & the Bear - Josh Garrels

And What Remains And What Remains - Josh Garrels

Never Have I Found Never Have I Found - Josh Garrels

Praise Him Praise Him - Josh Garrels

Hiding Place Hiding Place - Josh Garrels

May You Find A Light May You Find A Light - Josh Garrels

Follow Follow - Josh Garrels

Fire By Night Fire By Night - Josh Garrels

Million Miles Million Miles - Josh Garrels

107 107 - Josh Garrels

Hosanna Hosanna - Josh Garrels

Ulysses Ulysses - Josh Garrels

The Resistance The Resistance - Josh Garrels

All Creatures All Creatures - Josh Garrels

The Pig Farm The Pig Farm - Josh Garrels

Children of the Earth Children of the Earth - Josh Garrels

Gloria Gloria - Josh Garrels

Control Control - Josh Garrels

Ending Ending - Josh Garrels

Good Friday Good Friday - Josh Garrels

Indiana Sky Indiana Sky - Josh Garrels

Sweet River Roll Sweet River Roll - Josh Garrels

Rainbow Rainbow - Josh Garrels

Answered Answered - Josh Garrels

Desert Father Desert Father - Josh Garrels

What A Friend What A Friend - Josh Garrels

Slip Away Slip Away - Josh Garrels

No Man's Land No Man's Land - Josh Garrels

Run Run - Josh Garrels

Take, Eat Take, Eat - Josh Garrels

Travel The Land Travel The Land - Josh Garrels

Closer Than A Brother Closer Than A Brother - Josh Garrels

Going Home Going Home - Josh Garrels

Restless Ones Restless Ones - Josh Garrels

Season of Rain Season of Rain - Josh Garrels

A Far-Off Hope A Far-Off Hope - Josh Garrels

A Gift A Gift - Josh Garrels

Perfect Love Perfect Love - Josh Garrels

Blessed Is He Blessed Is He - Josh Garrels

Benediction Benediction - Josh Garrels

What Child Is This What Child Is This - Josh Garrels

Anchor For My Soul Anchor For My Soul - Josh Garrels

Bread & Wine Bread & Wine - Josh Garrels

Revelator Revelator - Josh Garrels

The Walk The Walk - Josh Garrels

Songbird Songbird - Josh Garrels

Sailor's Waltz Sailor's Waltz - Josh Garrels

Glory Glory - Josh Garrels

Anchor Anchor - Josh Garrels

Shepherd's Song Shepherd's Song - Josh Garrels

Silent Night Silent Night - Josh Garrels

Be Set Free Be Set Free - Josh Garrels

Zion & Babylon Zion & Babylon - Josh Garrels

Farther Along Farther Along - Josh Garrels

Don't Wait for Me Don't Wait for Me - Josh Garrels

Home At Last Home At Last - Josh Garrels

Just Doin' Your Thing Just Doin' Your Thing - Josh Garrels

Patterns Patterns - Josh Garrels

The Arrow The Arrow - Josh Garrels

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Albums & Songs

  • All Of My Days - Psalm 23
  • Where Can I Go - Psalm 139
  • I Lift My Eyes - Psalm 121
  • Wait For You - Psalm 130
  • Don't Forget His Love - Psalm 103
  • My Heart Is Steadfast - Psalm 108
  • Thy Word - Psalm 119
  • All Of My Days - Psalm 23
  • I Lift My Eyes - Psalm 121
  • Where Can I Go - Psalm 139
  • Wait For You - Psalm 130
  • Don't Forget His Love - Psalm 103
  • My Heart Is Steadfast - Psalm 108
  • Thy Word - Psalm 119
  • Brick by Brick
  • We Can Go Dancing
  • Carry the Water
  • Sounding Joy
  • Glad Tidings
  • Christmas Medley!
  • Jingle Bells
  • Emmanuel, God Is With Us
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Peace On Earth / Silent Night
  • Sounding Joy
  • Glad Tidings
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Deck The Halls / Joy To The World
  • Jingle Bells
  • Emmanuel, God With Us
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Peace On Earth / Silent Night
  • Coming Home
  • You and Me
  • Feels Like Home
  • Hey Rivers
  • Electricity
  • Fields of Gold
  • Love Anyway
  • Hung the Moon
  • On the Road Again
  • I Don't Want To Miss It
  • Canyon
  • Color
  • Bridge
  • Paradox
  • Brand New Day
  • Sweet Ever After
  • Stronger
  • Mine
  • I Will Carry You
  • Gold (feat. Carly Bannister)
  • Constellations
  • I Don't Want To Miss It
  • Canyon
  • Color
  • Bridge
  • Paradox
  • Brand New Day
  • Sweet Ever After (feat. NEEDTOBREATHE)
  • Stronger
  • Mine
  • I Will Carry You
  • Gold
  • Constellations
  • Don't Forget to Remember (Instrumental)
  • Wherever I Go (Instrumental)
  • God of All Nations (Instrumental)
  • Light of Your Love (Instrumental)
  • Always (Instrumental)
  • Don't Forget to Remember
  • Wherever I Go
  • God of All Nations
  • Light of Your Love
  • Always
  • Don't Forget His Love
  • Sing (Instrumental)
  • Wide, High, Long, Deep (Instrumental)
  • Fear Not (Instrumental)
  • Joyful Noise (Instrumental)
  • Light's Always Stronger (Instrumental)
  • He Loves Us (Instrumental)
  • Love Anyway
  • Electricity
  • On the Road Again
  • Sing
  • Wide, High, Long, Deep
  • Fear Not
  • Do Not Worry
  • Joyful Noise
  • Light's Always Stronger
  • He Loves Us
  • Find You Here (Instrumental)
  • He Will (Instrumental)
  • Red Sea Road (Instrumental)
  • You Are Loved (Instrumental)
  • Fighting Words (Instrumental)
  • I Will Never Be the Same (Instrumental)
  • Wonderfully Made (Instrumental)
  • We've Got This Hope (Instrumental)
  • You Love Me Best (Instrumental)
  • God of All Comfort (Instrumental)
  • Rescue (Instrumental)
  • Living Water (Instrumental)
  • Man of Sorrows (Instrumental)
  • Find You Here
  • He Will
  • Red Sea Road
  • You Are Loved
  • Fighting Words
  • I Will Never Be the Same
  • Wonderfully Made
  • We've Got This Hope
  • You Love Me Best
  • God of All Comfort
  • Rescue
  • Living Water
  • Man of Sorrows
  • As Sure as the Sun (Instrumental)
  • Marvelous Light (Instrumental)
  • The Broken Beautiful (Instrumental)
  • My Portion and My Strength (Instrumental)
  • Night Song (Instrumental)
  • Love Never Fails (Instrumental)
  • Love Broke Through (Instrumental)
  • Only Hope I've Got (Instrumental)
  • The Valley (Instrumental)
  • Songs of Deliverance (Instrumental)
  • I Wanna Be Free (Instrumental)
  • As Sure as the Sun
  • Marvelous Light
  • The Broken Beautiful
  • My Portion and My Strength
  • Night Song
  • Love Never Fails
  • Love Broke Through
  • Only Hope I've Got
  • The Valley
  • Songs of Deliverance
  • I Want to Be Free
  • With You Now
  • I Place My Hope
  • May the Words
  • Can't Outrun Your Love
  • He Will Give the Weary Strength
  • We Shall Always Be With the Lord
  • Magnolia
  • Don't Forget His Love (Psalm 108)
  • Grateful for Your Love
  • The Valley
  • My Heart Is Steadfast (Psalm 103)
  • Anchor of Hope
  • Rock of Habitation