Lori Chaffer's Music is Mannah From Heaven (Crystal Wiebe)
The article contains an embedded mp3 from Lori's 2003 record 1Beginning and discusses her return to song writing.
"The Christian music industry caused me to shut down," she says. "It's a little too much propaganda and not enough art."
She mentions the time that a Christian radio station insisted on removing the word bimbo from a Waterdeep song. (The band obliged, grudgingly.) Also frustrating: her sense that she was stuck in a genre that left no room for complexity, including the things that most inspired her — "hard stuff, sadness, confusion." (read more)