Category Archives: Interviews
A couple of weeks ago I spent an entertaining evening with Matt Baird (and some local talent) at a coffee shop, where Matt was performing an acoustic set. He had been traveling for 2 weeks playing acoustic gigs, just him, his guitar, and his family. The city of Minot, where I currently reside, was his final stop before a very short 2-day break until it was back on the road again, this time with the entire band in tow. The…
We close our Loftland Week out with an exclusive interview with the band. Thanks for joining us on another great artist centered week of content. Be sure to check back in March as we announce another great “__________ Week” event.
The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – Part 2 (Silverline, My Ransomed Soul, Merge, This City Awaits)
Continuing the “In the Silence of the Mind” Interviews, I pick up with Silverline, This City Awaits, Merge, and My Ransomed Soul.
The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – (Eyes of Eli, Righteous Vendetta, Southbound Fearing, more)
In preparation for this year’s “In the Silence of the Mind” articles, I reached out to some key people in the industry to get their thoughts. This “super interview” compiles the answers from Righteous Vendetta, Eyes of Eil, Dorean Lives, Declaration AD, and Southbound Fearing.
Hey guys, Vince here back with another artist interview. This time around I’m chatting with Aaron Stone, the voice behind the music and lyrics of My Epic, the band that doesn’t quite seem to fit on Facedown Records, yet they form a perfect union. My Epic released their new effort Behold last month to stellar reviews. Fans have been connecting with it lyrically and musically, and in our talk Aaron explains all about the ambient tone, what it…
I was lucky enough to have the privilege of interviewing Shane Ochsner, the man behind Everything In Slow Motion. Shane is a great conversationalist, and I felt like I really got to know him during our 80 minute chat. He was by far the longest phone interview I’ve ever conducted, but he was also the most personable guy. Maybe it’s because we’re both living in North Dakota, but probably because he is the most genuine, humble person I’ve ever…
DREAM Records artist Jonathan Thulin and independent singer/songwriter Charmaine are embarking on an Australian tour in January, visiting people’s houses for acoustic, intimate concert evenings. Check out the interview below.
7 Spin / Sony recording artist Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne shares his background in music and more through this in-depth interview. Check him out this November on The Hiding Places Tour, presented by Indie Vision Music and 7 Spin Music.
DREAM Records artists Press Play released their new album at the end of September. I had the pleasure in interviewing Dave Hanley from the group via email, discussing about the thoughts of the album and what the band long for listeners to hear and obtain when hearing the album.
Our writer, Keith Settles, recently did a phone interview with Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) about his upcoming solo worship album, “The Water & The Blood”. Check out the AUDIO interview via our soundcloud link below. Make sure you buy Dustin’s brand new solo album “The Water & The Blood” when it goes on sale.
I was fortunate enough to be able to have a lengthy interview with Andy Zipf over email. We discuss everything from why he has changed his name to The Cowards Choir and his song writing process to whether or not Deckard from Blade Runner is a replicant. We had a great conversation, I hope you enjoy it.
Colombian worship movement, Soulfire Revolution, released their debut album in mid-August. I had the pleasure at interviewing lead singer Lorena Castellanos via email, discussing about the thoughts behind the album and what she and the band long for listeners to gain from hearing the project.
This week, we get the chance to chat with hardcore favorites Close Your Eyes about their upcoming album “Line in the Sand”, new lead singer Sam Robinson (Blessed by a Broken Heart), Shane’s departure, and what God is doing in their lives right now. Did your question get asked? Read on to find out.
Releasing their EP ‘Love Walked In’ on September 10th; independent worship duo The Sonflowerz were able to undertake an email interview with myself not that long ago. Here are the questions and answers, as what was discussed ranged from their successful kickstarter campaign (funding the EP, new book and fall tour), to what they wanted the EP to portray to those who listen to it.
Recently I got to interview Cam Smith of Hotel books through Facebook Instant Messenger. Find out what it is like to tour as a spoken word artist, Who he has enjoyed playing shows with, and the meaning behind his words and songs.
Signed to North Point Music, Seth Condrey releases his second English studio album ‘Keeps on Changing’ on August 27th, featuring his hit song ‘Speechless’. Here is the email interview I had with Seth, with the interview divulging his thoughts on the album and about what he longs to accomplish in Costa Rica.
Releasing her second EP next week (August 27th), independent artist Lexi Elisha took some time out to do an email interview, discussing about the EP and the meaning behind it. Check out the interview below.
The Ongoing Concept, releasing their debut album “Saloon” via Solid State Records, gave me the opportunity to interview them in light of their album release. Check them out of Facebook for latest news regarding their album, tours, etc.
Keith: With “Saloon” about to come out, what are somethings that are going to set this album apart from the others that have been released in 2013?
Dawson: I am in no way exaggerating when I say I…
With four out the six members of DC*B forming ‘The Digital Age’, here is the email interview I had with Mark Waldrop, one of the lead singers of the band. Check out the interview below, and be sure to take a squiz at the album available right now.
One of the most anticipated new artists to release albums in 2013 (alongside 1 Girl Nation, Tim Timmons, City Harbor and Finding Favour); Love and the Outcome release their debut album at the end of August. Here is the interview with Jodi, one half of the duo. Here with discuss the themes behind the album and the process of becoming Love and the Outcome and what God has been teaching the band throughout the last few years.
Known for her music in both the 1990s and the 2000s, veteran Christian CCM artist Tammy Trent is back with a new album ‘Sunny Days’, releasing August 6th, featuring hit singles ‘Don’t Let Him Be The Last To Know’ and ‘I’m Running’. Here is the email interview I undertook with her, where she talks about her motivation behind ‘Sunny Days’ and her advice to listeners of her music in their daily walk with Christ.
Daniel from Hawk Nelson and I chat about life with a new lead singer, how Mercy Me changed their band’s course, fans with multiple belly buttons, and so much more.
An interview with Garrett Russell from Silent Planet. Check out their new song “Darkstrand (Hibakusha)” on YouTube and his guest vocals on “Dyson Sphere” from the latest Phinehas album “The Last Words are Yours to Speak.”
Shine Bright Baby release their debut album next week (23rd July), featuring the hit single ‘Beautiful Love’. Here is the interview I undertook via email where we discussed about the album and its influences, as well as what the band has learnt from the album recording process that could be applied to their own lives as well.
British CCM/folk artist Philippa Hanna recently released her brand new 2013 album ‘Through the Woods’ in early July. Check out the recent email interview I undertook with her where she talks about her favourite songs on the album, the inspiration behind it, and her experience touring with Lionel Ritchie in 2012.
John Cooper from Skillet and I chat about the new hit album “Rise,” why Ben left, if they feel the need to always have female drummers now, and so much more.
New artist Hannah Rose releases their first self-titled album in the first week of May (5/7). Check out this interview I undertook via email where I chat about her first single ‘Sea of Love’, her musical inspirations for the album, as well as her hopes for the rest of 2013.
This City Awaits is set to release their new album “…said the liar” on April 23rd. We sit down with the band and ask them about the concept behind the new album, their upcoming tour with Fight the Fade, and how Batman played into their bassist’s marriage.
Last year on NBC’s “The Voice,” the world was introduced to the smooth sounds of Aquile. We recently chatted about life since the show, what’s next, and whether he’ll be working with Adam Levine in the near future rather than his coach, Christina Aguilera.
Kingdom releases their first self-titled album next week (3/12). Check out this interview I performed via email where I chat about the two singles ‘God of Fire’ and ‘At the Sound’, the album’s central themes, as well as their musical influences when creating this album.