Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
NEW RELEASE TUESDAY
The Acoustic Sessions EP
by Kari Jobe | Genre: Praise & Worship
by Natalie Villa | Genre: Pop/Rock
Rhythm N' Moves
by Capital Lights | Genre: Pop/Rock
by Your Memorial | Genre: Hard Rock
Weight & Glory
by KB | Genre: Rap
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ARTIST OF THE DAY
The story of Austins Bridge began in 2007 when Jason Rivers and Justin Baird (formally of the Crabb Family) set out to form an all male trio named Austins Bridge. Joined by Mike Kofahl, their southern sound mixed with a bit of country and bluegrass was different from anything on Christian radio at the time. Their debut album scored them several Dove award nominations and they won for Best Bluegrass Recorded Song.
As former music ministers, Austins Bridge has a passion for the church. Their mission is to build up the body of Christ, and reach as many unbelievers with the message as possible. While bridging the gap between different genres of music, they want to show the world that the gospel can be portrayed through different types of music and still have a huge affect on people.
A gifted multi-instrumentalist, Justin plays piano, drums, bass, acoustic, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. Each member brings a diverse set of influences to Austin’s Bridge. Pressed to define how they’d categorize their unique sound, the guys may even reply, “contemporary pop country bluegrass with a little bit of funk.”
In 2008 Mike Kofahl left the group and was replaced by long-time friend of the band Toby Hitchcock. Their 2010 album Times Like These was nominated for a Grammy in 2011. Despite critical success, the cost of touring and the downturn within the music industry, the band called it quites this past February.
Album: Times Like These
Video: Dry Bones
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Q: In what town did Jesus perform his first miracle?
A: Cana (John 2)
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