Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.
In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts and minds and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.
In this episode, I interview multi-award winning Jazz singer and legend, Tierney Sutton. Tierney has won and been nominated for countless awards, including six consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Tierney and I talk about how she first got into music, became a Baha’i, why she studied Russian, the power of music and the Holy Word, how Jazz and consultation relate, her favourite Baha’i quote, and what she’s working on in her personal life. She even sings a beautiful prayer for us all as well, so I hope you enjoy this one!
You can find out more about Tierney Sutton and her band, their performance dates, and albums here on TierneySutton.com.
Also, here’s the quote of the prayer by the Bab sung by Tierney in the podcast:
O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge, and toward all Thy signs I set my heart. O Lord! Whether traveling or at home, and in my occupation or in my work, I place my whole trust in Thee. Grant me then Thy sufficing help so as to make me independent of all things, O Thou Who art unsurpassed in Thy mercy! Bestow upon me my portion, O Lord, as Thou pleasest, and cause me to be satisfied with whatsoever Thou hast ordained for me. Thine is the absolute authority to command.
The songs that were featured in this podcast can be purchased from the following links:
It’s Only a Paper Moon; Skylark; and Long Daddy Green found on the album Desire available here on iTunes.
You Are My Sunshine found on the album On the Other Side available here on iTunes.
Court and Spark found on the album After Blue available here on iTunes.
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Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
Excellent idea . I am sure the Supreme Concourse will aid.
Ivan Vergara (July 7, 2016 at 1:58 PM)
Fantastic idea! Really enjoyed listening to this! Keep up the good work guys!
Helene Safajou (July 7, 2016 at 8:29 AM)
Double reason to love Tierney: She’s a Baha’i AND taught at USC. 🙂
(and is an amazing musician. Okay, three reasons to love her)
Loving the podcasts so far! Keep them coming!
Michele Renee (July 7, 2016 at 1:46 AM)
You did have listeners who know Russian )) Greetings from Ukraine, +1
Natalya (July 7, 2017 at 8:56 AM)
As a Baha’i lover of jazz, it was a major treat for me to be introduced to Tierney Sutton this evening. Her journey of faith resonates deeply with mine. Thank you!
Keith J. Taylor (February 2, 2019 at 8:31 PM)
We’re so glad to hear it, Keith! Thanks for listening!
Sonjel Vreeland (February 2, 2019 at 10:55 PM)