Posts including Chris Taylor

Special Guest Andrew Peterson - Episode #356

posted: September 16th, 2016

One of the main reasons why UTR exists at all is that in 2007 I "rediscovered" the music of Andrew Peterson, and it turned out to be the most encouraging spiritual balm for my soul that year. Most of my friends, family, and co-workers had never heard of him, and a flame had been lit with a desire to share this soul-connection music with others.  First, it resulted in hosting Andrew for 2 concerts.  Soon after, …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Strahan, Andrew Peterson, Andrew Peterson, Moda Spira, Andrew Peterson, Chris Taylor, Andrew Peterson, Sandra McCracken, Andrew Peterson

Episode #335 - Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2015 (Revisited)

posted: April 29th, 2016

If there's one episode that deserves a 2nd spin each year, it's our annual audio countdown of the Top 11 Gourmet Albums of the Year.  Last year's list of critics' picks is an outstanding collection of gourmet music, and might make for a good entry point for someone just discovering the world of well-crafted indie music.  We feature songs from the latest work by The Lone Bellow, Josh Garrels, and Jon Foreman.  Who else released …Read More »
Episode Artists:
The Lone Bellow, Sufjan Stevens, Chris Taylor, Gungor, Cindy Morgan, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Josh Garrels, The Oh Hellos, The Gray Havens, Jon Foreman, Sara Groves, Andrew Peterson

The Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2015 - Episode #335

posted: January 15th, 2016

I look forward to this episode each and every year... it's one of our longest-standing traditions.  This is the 6th consecutive year we have presented the Top 11 Gourmet Albums countdown.  This year was an exceptional year for "gourmet music" releases -- and maybe the first time ever that Sara Groves, Andrew Peterson, and Josh Garrels all released new studio albums in the same year.  It's really fun to do a show in a "countdown" …Read More »
Episode Artists:
The Lone Bellow, Sufjan Stevens, Chris Taylor, Gungor, Cindy Morgan, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Josh Garrels, The Oh Hellos, The Gray Havens, Jon Foreman, Sara Groves, Andrew Peterson

Best Songs of 2014, pt.2 - Episode #302

posted: February 6th, 2015

Getting the annual pulse of the UTR Critics is a fun experience for me personally.  Not only does each member have great taste in music, but songs connect with them for a variety of reasons.  One critic picked a Ginny Owens song because it was emotional.  One picked a Chris Taylor song because of the unique style. And one picked a track by The Choir because of the poignant lyrical content.  Whenever we pool top …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Kings Kaleidoscope, Andrew Peterson, Steffany Gretzinger, Carolyn Arends, Chris Taylor, The Choir, Jason Gray, Colony House, Ginny Owens, Christopher Williams

Jessica Campbell Interview - Episode #297

posted: October 10th, 2014

I was introduced to the music of Jessica Campbell only a couple of months ago by UTR artist Christa Wells.  I'm really impressed with her brand of pop laced with southern charm.  I was all the more impressed when Christa and Jessica hung out with UTR for a couple of days last month.  Jessica is a terrific live performer and a down-to-earth person that will be a great addition to the artists we play on …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Chris Taylor, Jessica Campbell, Jessica Campbell, Eric Peters, Jessica Campbell, Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets, Jessica Campbell, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Ben Rector, Sixpence None The Richer, Jessica Campbell

Best Albums of 2014 (so far) - Episode #283

posted: June 20th, 2014


Episode Artists:
Melanie Penn, Rend Collective, NEEDTOBREATHE, Chris Taylor, Jeremy Casella, Johnnyswim, Copperlily, The Farewell Drifters, Ellie Holcomb, Mike Mains & The Branches, 100 Portraits & Waterdeep, The Choir

Episode #38

posted: May 27th, 2011


Episode Artists:
Dave Barnes, Katy Bowser, Chris Taylor, Alli Rogers, Chris Rice, Downhere, Sarah Masen, Caedmon's Call, Corey Crowder, Ashley Cleveland & Gary Chapman, Shaun Groves

Episode #49

posted: July 30th, 2010


Episode Artists:
Bethany Dillon, Jill Paquette, Until June, Anthony Evans, Andrew Osenga, New Method, The Civil Wars, Chris Taylor, Russ Taff, Jon Troast, Katie Herzig, Future of Forestry

Episode #49

posted: October 30th, 2009


Episode Artists:
Bethany Dillon, Jill Paquette, Until June, Anthony Evans, Andrew Osenga, New Method, The Civil Wars, Chris Taylor, Russ Taff, Jon Troast, Katie Herzig, Future of Forestry

Episode #38

posted: August 7th, 2009


Episode Artists:
Dave Barnes, Katy Bowser, Chris Taylor, Alli Rogers, Chris Rice, Downhere, Sarah Masen, Caedmon's Call, Corey Crowder, Ashley Cleveland & Gary Chapman, Shaun Groves