Jadon Lavik

Oct 13, 2017
Mar 10, 2015
Feb 18, 2012
Oct 28, 2011
May 25, 2010
Oct 16, 2009
Feb 26, 2008
Mar 07, 2006
Jun 29, 2002

Jadon Lavik is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
2012 Charles Billingsley Never Forsaken Featured Vocals

Jadon Lavik

May 23, 1978

It’s fitting that independent singer/songwriter and worship artist Jadon Lavik titled his latest album Roots Run Deep(er), released in September 2012. The 10-track hymn-centric record not only serves as a follow-up to his successful 2008 release Roots Run Deep (BEC Recordings), but Lavik also returned to his historic roots by recording the new project in his native Oregon state.

“For this record, I wanted to get outside the usual network of musicians I’ve relied upon and do something completely different,” explains Lavik, a church worship leader who lives in San Clemente, California, along with his wife, Stephanie, and children.

Produced by Dave Lubben (Kutless) and mixed by veteran engineer Craig Alvin, Roots Run Deep(er) features well-known classic hymns with a refreshingly organic, country-folk vibe. “We took a lot of liberty with arrangements and changed the melodies quite a bit,” says Lavik. “It’s a pretty artistic record.”

Lavik has maintained a strong affinity for the standards of the faith since growing up in a traditional church and singing from a hymnal each week. “I still have a deep and abiding appreciation for the richness of the old hymns,” he says.

Among the fresh renditions of familiar songs are “Fairest Lord Jesus,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “It Is Well.” Each track is bolstered by Lavik’s clear, soulful vocals and sure-fingered guitar playing. “There’s a lot of cool pedal-steel guitar featured throughout,” Lavik says.

Of all the selections, “Doxology” stands apart as most distinctive. “It’s an entertaining remake,” says Lavik. A catchy tempo and inventive refrain provide a spirited lilt to the song’s already reverential timbre. Also noteworthy is the beguiling track “Be Still My Soul,” which was recorded under the stars in an open field. “It features only piano and vocals, but if you listen closely, you can hear the crackling of a campfire and the sounds of the Oregon night,” he reveals.

Other songs like “Be Thou My Vision” and “It Is Well” resonate with a decidedly country bent. Again, forthright arrangements and earnest vocalizations capture the essence of these beloved hymns. But, ultimately, everything comes together for a worshipful listening experience.

Feb 03, 2021

If you’ve been listening to this podcast for any length of time, you know how passionate I am about living in community. And many times that community is with friends or your church. Sometimes that community is an intentional project to help others. Today on the podcast I get to chat with Jadon Lavik. Jadon is president of Better Together Ministries. One of the things that intrigued me about Jadon was his purpose statement, “We aim to transform communities both locally and globally because we are truly better together.” This is living out community in very real and tangible ways.

Created by: siremidor on 23-June-2012 - Last Edited by siremidor on 10-February-2022

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