reppin: winter haven, fl // tooth & nail records
years active: 1998 - 2014
featuring: stephen christian // joseph milligan // christian mcalhaney // deon rexroat // nathan young
discography: blueprints for the black market (2003) // never take friendship personal (2005) // cities (2007) // new surrender (2008) // dark is the way, light is a place (2010) // vital (2012) // lowborn (2014)
I can recall being a 16 year old counselor in training at my overnight camp and getting to duluth, mn (the strangest place in this country and home to bob dylan) to pick up that first album. 16 years strong...these dudes did more than create solid album after stellar album. Seriously, from the start the tunes were strong with lyrics that would make you quiver....front to back. They are true role models. In between the countless touring and time spent churing out awesome joints in the studio, they did community service all over the world. They learned other people's culture and channeled that to their fans and through their music. Their music is still oh so very relevant and they are stand up legends. Cheers.