This just came across my desk this morning; I thought I’d share…
The U.S. of A – October 5, 2009 – It’s a bit unlike anything you’re familiar with. As 4 on Tour puts it, “We are 4 singer/songwriters making good music in a mainstream culture that doesn’t believe Christians can make good music.” And it’s true. As our post-modern culture progressively shy’s further away from all things religious and faith-based, 4 on Tour wants to change that…or at least share good, quality, authentic music to anyone who wants to listen.
Pennsylvania artists Hiram Ring, Brooke Annibale, Joy Ike, and Garrett Heath are hitting nine cities in nine days. Their tour spans from Philadelphia, PA to Nashville, TN to Toledo, OH, covering cities where at least one of the members has visited in the last year. In a recent write-up, 4 on Tour told Port Clinton News Herald, “As Christian 20-somethings living in the 21st century, we’re noticing that young people do not take the church seriously anymore … because the church as a whole has not found a way to be relevant to modern-day issues. We want to be relevant in our music-making.”
Show attendees in any of the nine cities can expect an eclectic mix of blues, folk, jazz, and soul played primarily on piano, guitar, djembe and harmonica.
For more information visit: www.4ontour.net or follow the group at www.twitter.com/4ontour
Oct 3 – Busboys & Poets -Washington, DC
Oct 4 – Peculiar People House Show – Greensboro, NC
Oct 5 – Bongo Java – Nashville, TN
Oct 6 – TAZA – Cincinnati, OH
Oct 7 – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Toledo, OH
Oct 8 – Shadow Lounge – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 9 – Wheatland Presbyterian Church – Lancaster, PA
Oct 10 – Circle of Hope – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 11 – The Light Gallery – Baltimore, MD
See also the Wrecked For The Ordinary interview with Joy Ike.
That’s incredible that you would blog about these folks! I just had Hiram Ring come play for our “farm benefit concert” on Saturday!
Thanks for the post, Michael. Folks can find us at http://www.4ontour.net
Thanks for the link to the Wrecked article, Mike. I have great respect for Joy Ike.