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I travelled to Ndola, Zambia in May to record an album for the Seeds of Hope Children's choir. Most were orphans who've been heavily impacted by HIV. Seeds of Hope has taken them in and given them a new life & a hope. I wrote this song about their story...and my own. I had the chance to play a concert with them in Ndola and got to sing this song with them. It was one of the most powerful moments of my career in music. Hope you enjoy the song.


From the Ashes
(Words & music by Ryan McAllister © 2015)

My spirit bends but it has not broken yet
As I lay here low trying to find myself again
We fight the fight but these battles never end
Yeah the war goes on just like this road we’re travelling
But I won’t stop now
I will get back up and carry on somehow
From the ashes I will rise

I lost my head & my wings burned in that flame
When the fever broke it left me nothing but my shame
If you don’t move you can feel the restless wind
Yeah it’s coming down to blow this valley clean again
And we won’t stop now
We will get back up and carry on somehow
From the ashes we will rise

Yes I woke up from that dream in a land unknown
And I saw the light of day for the first time
And that shadow that been chasing since I was born
Was far behind
From the ashes we will rise


released June 30, 2015
Words & Music by Ryan McAllister
Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Ryan McAllister
Choir Vocals by the Seeds of Hope Grace Choir
Drums by Jared Falk
Piano by Nathan Bosch
Guitars by Jon Anderson
Acoustic guitars, Bass & Vocals by Ryan McAllister
Recorded at Grace Academy (Zambia) & Five Acres Studio (Canada)



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Singer/songwriter, producer, and former Maverick recording artist, Ryan McAllister is returning to his roots with his new gospel EP The Way Home.

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