Posts including Andrew Osenga

All Cover Songs - Episode #362

posted: October 21st, 2016

In planning our final radio shows, one of the fan-favorite themes that's just pure fun is when we do all cover songs, so I was happy we could do this one more time in this era of UTR.  We are excited to share some UTR artists putting their own reimagined creativity on some prior classics, sometimes allowing the song to take on a new meaning when experienced through the lense of a different artist.  The …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Shaun Groves, Justin McRoberts, Christa Wells, 77s, Andrew Osenga, Mindy Smith, Ben Rector, Jenny & Tyler, Jessica Campbell, Eric Peters, Pierce Pettis, Sleeping At Last

Some of Dave’s Faves - Episode #350

posted: June 17th, 2016

There have been a couple of times in the last couple of years that I seriously doubted we would ever make it to Show #350. More than anything else, this is a moment of gratitude for me personally. I am first thankful to God that He has given me a unique passion and calling and has proven to be a trustworthy provider. I am also thankful to our generous support team who is making this dream …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Mavis Staples, Andrew Osenga, Josh Garrels, Jillian Edwards, Ben Rector, Mindy Smith, Andrew Peterson, Russ Taff , Cory Asbury, Julie Lee, Zach Winters, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Nick Flora Picks the Music - Episode #286

posted: April 8th, 2016

I found out about the music of Nick Flora on an episode of UTR where Andy Osenga was the guest co-host and picked out the music.  I quickly fell in love with Nick AND his music.  He was a part of the Leonard the Lonely Astronaut Tour, did a Chicagoland UTR Tour, and this summer will be a part of Escape To The Lake for the 4th consecutive year!  He's a guy I can rock …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Andrew Osenga, Arthur Alligood, Sleeping At Last, Stacy Lantz, Eric Peters, Switchfoot, Andy Gullahorn, The Normals

Closing Tracks - Episode #323

posted: August 28th, 2015

About a year ago, Doug from Rockford IL emailed me about a year ago with an episode theme idea to play the closing tracks of albums.  I loved the idea and agreed that the final tracks of albums are often really special songs with significant depth.  We're excited to pull the trigger on that idea this week.  And you'll hear some doozies, like Needtobreathe, Andy Gullahorn, The Choir, and more. Let us know if you …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Audrey Assad, Andrew Osenga, Aaron Lee Martin, Needtobreathe, Tal & Acacia, The Choir [ft. Leigh Nash] , Sara Groves, Griffin House, Jars of Clay, Andy Gullahorn

Songs of Redemption - Episode #83

posted: August 14th, 2015

This was definitely one of my favorite episodes from our 2nd year on the air.  One of the songs that really (still) stands out to me is "I Believe" by Jonny Lang.  Oddly enough, I discovered that song by seeing him perform it (alongside a full gospel choir) on The Tonight Show.  It gave me goosebumps to hear such a Christ-centered song on network TV.  All-in-all, I hope these redemption-filled songs give you encouragement and hope!  (Dave)
Episode Artists:
Downhere, Waterdeep, Andrew Osenga, Jonny Lang, Sandra McCracken, Switchfoot, Andrew Peterson, Owl City, Jason Gray, Johnny Cash, Lara Landon, Steven Curtis Chapman

Critics’ Picks - Best Albums of 2015 (so far) - Episode #320

posted: June 26th, 2015

Whenever we get the input of our Critics Panel, it usually results in a stellar episode.  They have worked their magic again, as they share some of the best albums to be released in the first half of 2015.  All albums by Christian songwriters released between 12/1/14 and 6/1/15 were considered.  I hadn't really "discovered" the Trent Dabbs or Riki Michele albums until this episode - and I always find some A+ music thanks to …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Seryn, The Gray Havens, Riki Michelle, Waterdeep, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Josh Garrels, Alli Rogers, Trent Dabbs, Andrew Osenga, Mat Kearney, Sara Groves, Sufjan Stevens

Songs from Psalms - Episode #312

posted: April 23rd, 2015

Many times on UTR we have featured episodes of hymn remakes.  But this week, we go to the original hymnbook, the book of Psalms.  We can learn a lot from the Psalms - for example, it is good and edifying to sing praises to the Lord, but singing songs of lament, anguish, confusion, repentence, doubt, and sorrow are a vital expression of the human experience (take note CCM radio!).  We honor this endless well of …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Jars of Clay, Latifah Phillips, The Wayside, Jenny & Tyler, Sons of Korah, Ted Sandquist & Phil Keaggy, Ellie Holcomb, Robbie Seay Band, A. Osenga, Trevor Morgan, Rick L. James

Listener Requests - Episode #305

posted: February 27th, 2015

You listeners always seem to do a terrific job when called upon to pick the music.  This episode is no exception.  One of my favorite aspects is when we find out about new talent that we weren't aware of.  I'm excited that there are FOUR first time debut artists on UTR this week.  Plus you can't go wrong with some of our all-time favorite artists, like Josh Garrels, The Vespers, Andrew Osenga, and Jason Gray. …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Steve Moakler, Jason Gray, Andrew Osenga, Liz Vice, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Future of Forestry, Luke Dowler, Josh Garrels, Adam Wedd, The Vespers, Layton Howerton

Best Songs of 2014, pt.1 - Episode #301

posted: January 30th, 2015

If selecting the best albums of the year is not void of subjectivity, choosing the individual songs that stood out is even more personal and varied.  Even if critics agree on an artist or album, chances are they won't pick the same song when it comes to choosing favorites or stand-outs.  This is why we take 2 full weeks every year on UTR to highlight some of the many songs cited by our critics - …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Bellarive, Jessica Campbell, Needtobreathe, Jillian Edwards, The Farewell Drifters, Zach Winters, All Sons & Daughters, Andrae Crouch, Judah & The Lion, Lindsay McCaul, Andrew Osenga

Live Exclusives - Episode #300

posted: January 23rd, 2015

I love celebrating milestones.  And we almost never made it to show 300, so this is worth a hearty celebration indeed.  We have played live tracks before, but mostly just from the studios at our old location.  But for this show, I wanted to feature live tracks from a variety of UTR events.  So you'll hear some songs from the old studios, some from the Escape To The Lake main stage, some from the 2014 …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Burlap To Cashmere, Julie Lee, Andrew Peterson, Levi Weaver, The Gray Havens, Jason Gray, Andrew Osenga, The Farewell Drifters, Jill Phillips, Eric Peters, Randy Stonehill

Top 14 Andrew Peterson Songs, Pt.1 - Episode #294

posted: September 24th, 2014

This is the first time we have done episodes like this. Hundreds of UTR listeners cast their votes on their favorite Andrew Peterson songs, and we after tallying the votes came up with this Top 14 list. I conducted this interview with Andrew at Emmaus Bible College in Iowa prior to a concert. I revealed the countdown during the interview, so we got his knee-jerk immediate reaction, which was a lot of fun.   (Dave)
Episode Artists:
Andrew Peterson, Andrew Peterson, Andrew Peterson, Andrew Peterson, Andrew Osenga, Andrew Peterson

Nick Flora as Guest Co-Host: Episode #286

posted: August 8th, 2014

Nick is one of the funniest guys I know, and his personality comes through on this episode.  He did a fantastic job sharing some of his favorite music with us.  But most of all, I'm just so glad I know this guy as a friend.  He's full of sarcasm but also optimism.  He can poke fun yet be the biggest encourager.  Guest-host episodes like this can sometimes be difficult in the editing side of production …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga, Arthur Alligood, Sleeping At Last, Stacy Lantz, Eric Peters, Switchfoot, The Normals

Best Songs of 2014 (so far) - Episode #284

posted: June 27th, 2014


Episode Artists:
Crowder, The Whistles and The Bells, Levi Weaver, All Sons & Daughters, Andrew Osenga, Switchfoot, Mark Heard, Citizens, Page CXVI, Run River North, Arthur Wachnik

Father’s Day Songs - Episode #84

posted: June 13th, 2014


Episode Artists:
Sandra McCracken, Eric Peters, Andrew Peterson, Andrew Greer, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga, Watermark, Sanctus Real, Katie Herzig, Jill Phillips, Russ Taff

Episode #273 - Guest Co-Host: Ben Shive

posted: March 21st, 2014


Episode Artists:
Caleb, Andrew Osenga, Sara Groves, Eric Peters, Sixpence None the Richer, Melanie Penn, Josh Garrels, Rich Mullins, Andrew Peterson, The Innocence Mission

Episode #93 - Needtobreathe, Lori Chaffer, Jon Troast

posted: November 8th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Nevertheless, Needtobreathe, Alli Rogers, Starfield, Jon Troast, Dewveall, Lori Chaffer, Andrew Osenga, The Least of These, The Fray, Ashley Cleveland, Phil Whickham

Episode #255 - Co-Host: Jenny & Tyler

posted: November 1st, 2013


Episode Artists:
John Mark McMillan, Sara Groves, Carolina Story, Neulore, Sandra McCracken, Shane & Shane, Needtobreathe, Levi Weaver, Derek Webb, Keith Green, Andrew Osenga

Episode #250 - Andrew Greer interviews UTR Host Dave Trout

posted: September 20th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Waterdeep, Julie Lee, Andrew Osenga, Josh Garrels, Sara Groves, Andy Gullahorn, The Vespers, White Heart, Andrew Greer , Jenny & Tyler, The Gray Havens

Episode #243 - Prayer Songs

posted: August 9th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Jon Foreman, The Waiting, Justin McRoberts, Ellie Holcomb, Tara Leigh Cobble, Jars of Clay, Corby LaCroix, Robbie Seay Band, Sara Groves, Jake Armerding, Jeana & Michael Master, Andrew Osenga

Episode #169 - JJ Heller, Griffin House, Brooke Fraser

posted: March 15th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Burlap to Cashmere, Andrew Belle, JJ Heller, Sufjan Stevens, Griffin House, Hark the Herons, Andrew Osenga, Josh Wilson, Brooke Fraser, Eric Peters, Pierce Pettis, Jon Troast, Amanda Falk

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