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Monday, January 11, 2010


This November we quietly celebrated 10 years together as a band. It's really hard to believe - 10 years is a long time! We consider it a real gift to have been able to serve you and many others in the capacity of "traveling minstrel", sharing our lives and music with you along the way. Chances are you have been on this journey with us for many of those years already - we are so thankful for you and for your continued prayers and support. This upcoming year is shaping up to be a busy year once again - as our families grow and we struggle to find a healthy balance between time on the road and time at home, your thoughts and prayers are welcomed now more than ever.
And now, enough of the sentimentality... let's move on to what's coming up!


Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we want to say thanks to all who joined us as we enjoyed 15 Christmas celebrations in 18 days on the Bethlehem Skyline Tour with our good friends Jason Gray and Lanae' Hale. The shows were very well attended and we had a blast playing some new songs off of our new Christmas album "How Many Kings: Songs for Christmas". We didn't count on the number of Christmas goodies that we received - needless to say by the time we finished the tour there were a few pounds gained across the board I'm sure... If you weren't able to catch a show in person I hope you were able to see the webcast version - it was probably our best webcast to date, thanks in large part to the media team at Fox River Christian Church in Waukesha, WI.


Thanks to the incredible response to our "New Wheels" Campaign (and to the faithful prayers of our wives over many many years!) we have been able to buy our first bus! We will NOT be painting DOWNHERE on the side of it, so you'll just have to keep your eyes open for a bus that looks like this rolling through your town. We are so excited and are in the midst of planning a bus warming party. Thanks to all who contributed - we were overwhelmed and humbled by the many, many gifts that came in.


We are excited about parterning with our friend Aaron Shust on tour this spring. We will also be joined by special guest Laura Story. Look for March/April dates to be announced in the next month or so. If you are interested at all in bringing the tour to your area, click here to send an email to our booking agency.


We reallly didn't expect to get up to Canada again so quickly after our tour with Building429 this summer, but we're thrilled to announce that we'll be joining Michael W. Smith for 10 shows in Canada April 29th through May 12th. Here are the cities we are scheduled to hit - you'll have to stay tuned for more details as this is all we have:

Red Deer

Thanks again for being such a wonderful partner with us. We are looking forward to what the Lord has in store for all of us in 2010, and trust that our paths will cross this year.

To God be the glory, forever and ever, amen.


Blogger Mindy said...

congratulatns on the new bus! It's perty. And I wish I lived in Canada. I don't think there is a date that's coming close enough to me. Smitty has always been one of my favorites-his music actually got me hooked on Christian music back when I was like, 10 or 11. I also sang my first solo, "friends", youth choir back then too. It would be sooooo cool to see two of my favorite artists ever at one time! Will be looking forward to seeing the dates for the Aaron Shust/Laura Story tour!

Blessings and see you all in a month!


8:07 AM  
Anonymous Nick Chambers said...

So excited that you will be touring with Aaron Shust and Laura Story. Hopefully you make it out to California.

And I don't need a brass nameplate or anything on that bus, you can just write my name somewhere on it with a sharpie ;)

8:34 AM  
Blogger cmr_laura said...

That's awesome! Have fun up here! Looking forward to your new album!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME news guys!! You'll really be traveling in style now.

Can't wait until I have an opportunity to see you again in concert.

2010 is going to be an amazing year for you.

Susan in Ludington, MI

1:34 PM  
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Blogger The Thiessens said...

Congrats on the bus...I'm heading to look for some tickets now, and we'll be watching for the big silver bullet coming into Winnipeg!

10:17 AM  

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