Cageless Birds is a collective of musicians & artists led by Jonathan & Melissa Helser. “Live at Home" is the first creative adventure of our collective Cageless Birds, and it's an overflow of our rhythms of worship as a community.
This album "Live at Home" was recorded live at Jonathan & Melissa's house. The idea for this album was born one day when we were dreaming out loud together and we fell into one of those moments where beautiful “what if" statements started cascading upon one another.
Our conversation sounded something like this… “What if we recorded an album in our house? What if we invite everyone in our band to record one of their songs for the album? What if we recorded the whole album in one week? What if we film each song, so that everyone could see what's happening in this community? What if we made this project a true story and didn't overdub or gloss over the mistakes? What if we let it be a real live album…?" One of us said 'this is crazy' and both of us said 'let's do it.' And so we did.
We are very excited to share with you this project that came from our community stepping out on the water. --Jonathan David & Melissa Helser 2014.