Stories from the Studio

“See, it is I who created the blacksmith, who fans the coals into flames and forges a weapon fit for its use.” – Isaiah 54:16

We are all “blacksmiths,” gifted with talents and a life-time of experience that we can use to mentor others. At the same time, we are all in need of mentoring so that our coals can burst into flame as well. It is our desire that The Blacksmith Project will become a fertile ground for the growth of Christian artists and the creation of glorious, powerful and excellent music for God’s pleasure and whatever purposes He has planned for it.

Tina Jenkins Crawley CD Release

It’s here! Tina’s unique blend of R & B. soul, jazz and gospel was a delight to record and really showcases her prodigious talents and the quality of the Blacksmith Recording Studio (if we do say so ourselves). The music on this CD is absolutely scrumtrelescent! You can check it out and purchase it on iTunes.

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Chris Frankowski CD Release

After one and a half years in the Blacksmith Recording Studio, Chris Frankowski’s fantastic new album, All You’ve Done, has been released!

Great songwriting and  the unique quality of Chris’ voice really make this CD special.

You can check it out and purchase it on Chris’ website.

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Clarion Call 3: A Night of Worship and Prayer

The Blacksmith Project and Christ Together McHenry County are presenting Clarion Call 3:  A Night of Worship and Prayer on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30PM at the Harvest Bible Chapel Crystal Lake (580 Tracy Trail, Crystal Lake, IL).  Coinciding with The National Day of Prayer, this event is a call to followers of the Lord […]

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Meet Our Artists

Ellis Van Gilder

Acoustic rock/pop
Ellis Van Gilder

Annie Sander

A fresh acoustic sound with strong emotion and power and sleek, catchy rhythms that run throughout
Annie Sander

Tina Jenkins Crawley

Tina's music combines an incredible blend of Live Jazz, Soul and Spirit and is the perfect combination of vulnerable, uplifting lyrics with feel good, contagious music
Tina Jenkins Crawley

Chris Frankowski

Acoustic inspired rock, praise and worship. Soulful lyrics from the heart with a vocal edge
Chris Frankowski

Trinity Baptist Community Church Choir

Sharing the Message of Christ through song, blending traditional and contemporary gospel styles
Trinity Baptist Community Church Choir

Sally Graham

Acoustic driven singer/songwriter
Sally Graham

Mark Filippi

Blacksmith co-founder, guitar-driven music with an edge, wide variety of styles
Mark Filippi

Legacy

Harmony vocal trio with an adult contemporary sound
Legacy

Blacksmith Worship

Worship band made up of all the artists and musicians of the Blacksmith Project, all original worship music
Blacksmith Worship

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