Posts including Chris & Jenna

Audio Recap of Escape To The Lake 2016 - Episode #353

posted: August 26th, 2016

We return with brand new episodes, starting with an insider's audio journal to UTR's flagship event and the best music gathering of the summer, Escape To The Lake 2016.  Both music makers and music appreciators showed up in Cedar Lake, IN, August 7-11 to experience spiritual, emotional, & musical refreshment like you can't find anywhere else.  On this week's episode, we do something we've never done before on our ETTL recap episodes -- all of …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Matthew Clark, Eric Peters, Joel Ansett, Joy Ike, Mike Farris, 6’10, Jess Ray (ft. Taylor Leonhardt), Nick Flora, Sara Groves, Chris & Jenna

Stories Behind The Songs, Pt. 2 - Episode #348

posted: June 3rd, 2016

These episodes are so epic, it spills into two parts.  Story is a powerful tool, and usually causes one to lean into something or someone.  These in-depth stories behind the songs help us engage more thoughtfully with the art and get to know the hearts of the artists.  No other podcast or radio show has this amount of valuable access to high-caliber independent musicians!  Kudos to Kristian Black for the extra efforts it took as …Read More »
Episode Artists:
JJ Heller, Aaron Stumpel, Chris & Jenna, Randy Stonehill, Nick Flora, Matt Brouwer, Jessi McNeal, Jeremy Casella, Tim Coons

Preview of Escape To The Lake 2016 - Episode #343

posted: April 15th, 2016

Little know fact: On our production schedule, this week was supposed to be a rerun.  Last month the idea dawned on me to do a show previewing some of the amazing artists coming to ETTL 2016, something that we've never really done in the past.  One of the self-indulgent reasons why I wanted to produce this show was to feature a new (1-wk-old) song from The Gray Havens' new stellar album Ghost of a King, as …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Joy Ike, Nick Flora, Jess Ray, 6’10, The Gray Havens, Joel Ansett, Sara Groves, Giants & Pilgrims, Christopher Williams, Chris & Jenna

Guest Co-Host Chris & Jenna - Episode #340

posted: March 11th, 2016

UTR artists have been a great source for helping me discover new artists.  Such is the case with Chris & Jenna who was introduced to UTR by Nick Flora.  We started communicating through email right before the plug was pulled on the initial version of UTR in October of 2014.  They really leaned in to my personal situation with this ministry, which was a great source of encouragement.  In May of last year, we finally …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Chris & Jenna, E Lancelot, Over The Rhine, Adrian Mathenia, The Oh Hellos, Dustin Kensrue, Jars of Clay, Branches , Chelsea Moon & the Franz Brothers, Young Novalis

Escape To The Lake 2015 Audio Recap - Episode #322

posted: August 21st, 2015

This last July 1-5, UTR put on the gourmet music event of the summer, Escape To The Lake 2015.  It was a career-highlight experience for me, and I am especially moved to hear how many artists and attendees are still buzzing about what took place.  While it's difficult to encapsulate it all, we want to at least present a taste of the experience, especially for folks who couldn't be there in person.  So this week's episode shares …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Joy Ike, Nick Flora, Mercy Child, Skye & Livi, Zach Pietrini, SHEL, Christopher Williams, The Vespers, Chris & Jenna, Ginny Owens, Jessi McNeal

All Debut Artists - Episode #307

posted: March 13th, 2015

As you might imagine, we have a TON of excellent music suggestions come our way about artists that have yet to be played on a UTR episode.  Sometimes those recommendations come from UTR listeners, fellow indie artists, outside souces (like NoiseTrade), and even artists introducing themselves to us.  If you use UTR as a source for quality music discovery, then this episode will put a lot of new names in front of you.  And 3 …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Good Night States, Chris & Jenna, Zach Pietrini & The Broken Bones, The Hedgerow Folk, Nicole Witt, Jordan Ruiz, Brian Moss, Jessi McNeal , Wendell Kimbrough, Iona, Lady Grace