Guitar interlude - something different

Jan. 31, 2013
Leaders, turn your speakers up and slow everything else down for a couple minutes while you listen to this incredible bit of guitar playing at the North American Christian Convention.

Topics: Worship

Companies: NACC-No. American Christian

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