Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Above the Golden State

Michael Watson, songwriter and lead vocalist of the group has no doubt as to why he is doing what he is doing. “Music is from God and for God. And I believe God is raising up a new generation of young musicians who want to see music being used for its original purpose – to glorify God.”

In the cool, culturally minded streets of Portland, Oregon, Christianity, like much of the city’s music scene, is basically underground. So the band feels like they get to live and love in spiritual trench warfare. After all, it's in some of the most repressed societies that the message of Christ thrives, all around the world.

“How Jesus is moving in our church locally is the lifeblood of our ministry.” - Michael Watson

Above the Golden State was born while Michael Watson was studying at Calvary Chapel South Maui.  I guess if you are going to do seminary work, Hawaii is a good place to go.  A friend secretly sent out a recording to Michael to Sparrow records and it was not long before their A&R department was hounding Watson to sign with them.

Above The Golden State is:
Michael Watson (vocals/guitars/songwriter)
Brook Moser (drums/youth pastor)
Tim Aylward (keys/studying to be a doctor)

Album: Words Don't Act

Twitter: @atgs



Video: Live to Love (A Hawaiian song)

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Q:  Whose sons were consumed by the fire for offering an unholy sacrifice in the tabernacle?
      (Hint: Their dad was the first high priest of the tabernacle)

A:  Aaron's (Leviticus 10:1-2)

Congratulations to John in Vienna, MD!
John scored a copy of the Listen to the Sound from Building 429
(courtesy of The Mustard Seed).


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