I owe Iona. Big time.
When the Lord rescued me from sin and stupidity in the late 1970’s, I was certain I would find no Christian music equal to the bands I was used to. Nothing to compare to King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, etc.
And then a celtic progressive rock band (who knew such a thing existed!) deposed all my preconceptions of what Christian music is and can be. Iona, from the UK, is proof that the Lord really does give us the desire of our hearts.
A few days ago, Iona posted at their website that they will no longer record or tour as a band.
Thank you, Iona, for all the wonderful lyrics, music and performances you brought into the world.
Here’s a taste, based on Matthew 6:21. (And, yes, that’s a Chapman Stick at 1:25!)