Christian Relief Fund presents
Lee C. Camp & Friends
The Nashville Scene has called Tokens “Nashville’s best local variety show;” the Tennessean said “actually, it’s amazing;” and Ocular Fusion says “Tokens transcends mere entertainment, ascending instead to the level of education, even enlightenment.”
Our variety shows and events imagine a world governed by hospitality, graciousness and joy; life marked by beauty, wonder and truthfulness; and social conditions ordered by justice, mercy and peace-making. We exhibit tokens of such a world in music-making, song-singing, and conversations about things that matter.
We celebrate artistic brilliance; critical thinking; and friendship. We have fun, and we make fun: of religion, politics, and marketing. And ourselves. You might think of us as something like musicians without borders; or as poets, philosophers, theologians and humorists transgressing borders.
Host and Executive Producer Lee C. Camp (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Theology and Ethics in the Hazelip School of Theology at Lipscomb University, and conceived the variety show when his students would often point him to Americana, folk, and contemporary music in response to his lectures on matters such as social justice, war and peace, or practices of reconciliation.
Tokens began in 2008. Our shows and gatherings are first, and primarily, live events. Occasional episodes have been broadcast on radio and public television, with additional distribution through podcast. We are pleased to have produced shows as far afield as Malibu, California to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina; Abilene, Texas to Dayton, Tennessee, keeping our home base in Nashville, where we have staged shows in numerous venues.