Bluefield College Schedules Christian Music Coffeehouse

Contemporary Christian singer Scott Riggan will perform on the campus of
Bluefield College, Thursday, September 12 at 9 p.m. as part of the school1s
Coffeehouse Series for students and the community.
Riggan, who is touring to promote his debut solo CD after several years
of music ministry with the band the nobodys, will perform at 9 p.m. in BC1s
Student Activities Center in Shott Hall. The Coffeehouse is open and free to
the public.

“All I Know,” Riggan’s debut solo CD released in August, offers an
acoustic pop sound with lyrics, according to Riggan, “that dig deeper.” The
12 songs on the CD touch on praise (“Like Incense” and “I Love You Lord”),
thoughtfulness (“Heal Me”), God’s grace (“Forgiveness”), and hardships
(“Answers Don1t Come Easy” and “I Thought I Knew You”).

“With these songs [about hardships], I’m raising some questions that no
one really has answers for in this life,” Riggan said. “I feel a lot like
the psalmist who at times fears God has deserted him, but takes courage from
remembering His past faithfulness.”

The theme of God’s faithfulness is woven throughout Riggan’s music. In
fact, the new CD is a continuation of the ministry Riggan started with a
former band, the nobodys. A well-loved independent act, the nobodys’
ministry took Riggan and partner Ben Bauman from coast to coast, performing
more than 150 shows each year.

Riggan’s songwriting with the band was met with considerable praise.
“Talk about Love” was named Song of the Year in 1997 in the Gospel Music
Association Academy’s regional songwriting competition, and it took
runner-up nationwide with stiff competition from writers like Andrew
Peterson and Nicole Nordeman.

The nobodys’ music even found an audience in Christian radio. “Even If”
was a nationwide Top-40 adult contemporary chart smash, and the songs
“Ordinary Day,” “Start A Fire” and “Talk about Love” all received strong
airplay around the country.

By the time the band disbanded in 2001, it had shared the stage with
such notable artists as The Waiting, Smalltown Poets, Newsong, Clay Crosse,
Sierra, Grover Levy, Big Tent Revival, Jeni Varnadeau, Considering Lily and

“I am so humbled by the ways that God used that band,” Riggan said, “and
it is my prayer that He will continue to use me to glorify Him and to
strengthen His people.”

For more information about the Riggan or other BC Coffeehouses, please
call the school1s Office of Student Activities at 276-326-4256 or the Office
of Public Relations at 276-326-4212.
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