New Kids On The Block, 2014, Part 3
We continue featuring new artists heard on KJOL, affectionately known as the “new kids on the block.” This month’s compilation includes a couple of artists who inadvertently got left out of last month’s newsletter.
Red Roots is a trio of 23-year-old sisters (Nichole, Natalie, and Nika) who are, yes, identical triplets and red haired! They grew up in southern Mississippi and sing Christian country music. Their album “Triplicity” has been nominated for a Dove Award for “Country Album of the Year.” They are in Grand Junction for a concert at Living Stone Christian Center on October 1 @ 7 PM.
“Hope Is Rising”
Spoken For is the new name of the Corey Brooks Band. Corey is a regular visitor to western Colorado, and is planning appearances again this October, including October 19 at First Baptist Church in Grand Junction! He and T.K. King started the band when they were teenagers but now that they’re growing up, it was time for a new name to go with their new, more contemporary sound. The name, according to King, comes from 1 John 2 which says that “when we sin, Jesus speaks on our behalf and brings us to the Father.”
Tim Neufeld & The Glory Boys
Tim Neufeld is a Canadian musician who, with his brother Jon, lead a group called "Starfield." The (Hallelujah) Glory Boys are a Canadian bluegrass trio. Together they have recorded “a project full of happy little ditties that explore some of the simple, wonderful things about knowing Jesus and the chance to play a part in His Kingdom.” Neufeld says his hope is “that the songs might provide an escape for those feeling stuck under all types of spiritual baggage."
I Am They
“From The Day”
I Am They is a six member group from Carson City, Nevada who came together as a worship team from various area churches. Their name was inspired by John 17, where Jesus prayed for the disciples as "they” such as “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.”
Love & The Outcome
“King of My Heart”
Love & The Outcome is a husband-wife duo of Chris Rademacher and Jodi King from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. Jodi was originally a solo artist while her husband played bass in another band. When that band folded, they decided to join forces. In 2013, they were named New Artist of the Year by the Canadian Gospel Music Association.
“You Call Me By Name”
23-year-old Brittany Cordaro began playing piano at age five, and at 16, she was leading worship for her youth group. While studying classical piano at the university, she felt God calling her to pursue a full time music career. She currently resides in Atlanta.
Laura Story has twins
Laura and Martin Story became proud parents of twins, Benjamin Cary and Griffin James, on September 18. "Over six pounds each," says Laura. www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152268427301881