Posts including Nick Flora

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

Some of 2015’s Song Gems - Episode #332

posted: January 8th, 2016

As I thought about what show to plug into this week, which is the final week of our holiday haitus, I had to look no further than the show that released on 12/4/15, which very appropriately was an episode all about appreciating some of the amazing gourmet music that came our way in the year 2015.  That will lead us perfectly into next week, when we return with an all-new episode, and we countdown the …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Dave Barnes, Giants & Pilgrims, Gracie Schram, Nick Flora, The Banner Days, 77s, Matthew Clark, The Oh Hellos, Jess Ray, Jon Troast, Mat Kearny, Jessi McNeal, Zach Vinson

Gems From 2015 - Episode #332

posted: December 4th, 2015

This year has been an incredible one for the world of gourmet music.  It's not every year that you get a new studio project by Andrew Peterson, Josh Garrels, Sara Groves, Jenny & Tyler, JJ Heller, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and The Vespers - all in the same year.  And that only scratches the surface.  We will still be compiling votes from our UTR Panel of Critics to countdown the Top 11 Gourmet Albums …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Dave Barnes, Giants & Pilgrims, Gracie Schram, Nick Flora, The Banner Days, 77s, Matthew Clark, The Oh Hellos, Jess Ray, Jon Troast, Mat Kearny, Jessi McNeal, Zach Vinson

Best Christmas Albums of 2015 - Episode #331

posted: November 30th, 2015

With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, it's time to start prepping for Christmas! You might love Christmas music as much as we do, but it's becoming harder to find and enjoy the new Advent-themed music that's released each year.  We continue our tradition of sifting through it all to find the diamonds in the rough.  We are counting down our picks for the 6 best Christmas albums of 2015 - with half of the …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Justin McRoberts, Nick Flora & Stacy Lantz, The Many, We Are The Monks, Ginny Owens, Take 6, Ron Block, Gungor

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

We Are Back! - Episode #298

posted: January 8th, 2015

After a three month hiatus, it is SO good to be back with brand new episodes. In fact, there was a moment when I wondered if we would ever present another new episode of UTR.  I am so grateful for the help and support of so many, including dozens of financial backers who were first-responders to our need. I had some time to think, "What type of show should we do for our grand return to the …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Nick Flora, Green River Ordinance, Josh Garrels, Tal & Acacia, Sufjan Stevens, Tommy Sims, Christa Wells, Ben Rector, The Farewell Drifters, Hark The Herons, Brooke Waggoner, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Waterdeep

Kelly’s Farewell Picks - Episode #282

posted: June 6th, 2014


Episode Artists:
Cindy Morgan, Sarah Masen, Nick Flora, The Gray Havens, Kenneth Pattengale & Joey Ryan, Julie Lee, Gungor, Audrey Assad, Sara Groves, Dave Barnes, Judah & The Lion

Episode #271 - Song Stories: Part 2

posted: March 7th, 2014


Episode Artists:
Jaron & Katherine Kamin, Christa Wells, Sara Groves, Eric Peters, David Story, Cindy Morgan, Randall Goodgame, John Waller, Ben Shive, Nick Flora

Episode #254 - Cover Songs

posted: October 18th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Audrey Assad, Mat Kearney, Andrew Peterson, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Rector, Ayiesha Woods & Paul Wright, Matt Wertz, David Crowder Band, Ginny Owens, House of Heroes, Buddy Miller/Julie Miller, Nick Flora

Episode #251 - All Listener Request: Part 1

posted: September 27th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Derek Webb, Seryn, Eric Peters, Nathan Clark George, Chelsey Scott, Justin McRoberts, Melanie Penn, Green River Ordinance, Andrew Peterson, PFR, Jenny & Tyler, Kye Kye

Episode #242 - Interview Guest: Nick Flora

posted: August 2nd, 2013


Episode Artists:
Bill Mallonee, Nick Flora, Nick Flora, Caroline Cobb, Nick Flora, Mark Heard, Nick Flora, Tanya Godsey, Sarah Masen, Nick Flora

Episode #241 - Escape to the Lake Special 2013

posted: July 26th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Nick Flora, Jill Phillips, The Vespers, Jon Troast, Andy Gullahorn, The Farewell Drifters, More Than Rubies, Randy Stonehill, Eric Peters, Tim Coons, Matthew Clark

Episode #233 - Kelly’s Picks

posted: May 10th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Gungor, Christa Wells, Melody Olson, Nick Flora, Erika Chambers, Above the Golden State, Rend Collective Experiment, Sandra McCracken, Ben Shive, Waterdeep, All Sons & Daughters

Episode #221 - Artists’ Song Stories

posted: February 8th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Gungor, Jason Gray, So Elated, Jenny & Tyler, According to John, Nick Flora, Shawn McDonald, JJ Heller, Andrew Greer, Randall Goodgame

Episode #189 - Father’s Day 2012

posted: June 15th, 2012


Episode Artists:
Wes King, Randy Stonehill, Sara Groves, Eric Peters, Nick Flora, Ben Rector, Terry Scott Taylor, Geoff Moore, Brooke Fraser, Jake Smith, Andrew Peterson

Episode #147 - Andrew Osenga Co-hosts

posted: September 9th, 2011


Episode Artists:
Eric Peters, Jill Phillips, Ben Shive, Jon Troast, Steve Taylor, Nick Flora, Andrew Osenga, Jars of Clay, Andy Gullahorn