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Area couple offers prayers through song

October 26, 2008|By TIFFANY ARNOLD

Jon Lewis described the music he and his wife Carrie play as cries out to God.

"More like a prayer," Jon Lewis said.

For the past 10 years, the couple has been making music as Jon & Carrie Lewis, doing a combination of acoustic singer-songwriter and contemporary Christian music - a term Jon is reluctant to adopt.

But it's not out of fear of expressing his faith. "You say that, and off the bat people have an idea of what that is," Jon Lewis said.

But on their second album, "Here," Jon and Carrie decided to express their Christian beliefs. They recorded the album at Acacia Recording and Production, a privately owned Christian recording studio in Mt. Airy, Md. The studio won a Grammy Award in 2006 for its work with Mo'Horns on Donnie McClurkin's "Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs."

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Jon & Carrie Lewis perform at area churches as well as coffee shops during the week. The couple had a scheduled concert at New Light Metropolitan Community Church in Hagerstown for an HIV/AIDS benefit.

Lewis said they met at Baptist Bible College & Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pa. They played songs for each other on their first date and have been making music together ever since.

They recently moved to Frederick, Md., from Hagerstown.

"It's a team," he said. "I call my stuff the rough draft. She's pretty good at putting on the polish."

Where to hear the music



Jon & Carrie Lewis' album "Here" is available on iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and Amazon MP3. You can listen to their music on MySpace, at www.myspace.com/jonandcarrie.

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