For two years Trent Yaconelli has attended the Summer Contemplative Retreats with Frank Rogers, Doug Frank, and Nancy Linton in southern Oregon. Lead singer for 5am, an award winning rock band from San Francisco, Trent has just released his first solo album with a set of songs inspired by his experience on retreat. Entitled “Birdwings,” the album is in many ways a journal of Trent’s spiritual struggle to hold suffering, receive joy, and live life in the present moment. Trent debuted the new songs at the Wild Goose Festival and will be volunteering as the retreat musician later this month at the Summer Contemplative Retreat. To hear more about the album as well as music samples you can go to Trent’s website here. You can download the album on Itunes here or get a physical copy of the cd (with a beautiful cover by the same artist who designs Josh Ritter’s cd’s) at CD baby. As one member of the audience at Wild Goose said after hearing the album, “This music makes my heart ache with love.” Check it out.