Posts including The Gray Havens

The Gray Havens Pick All The Music - Episode #304

posted: August 19th, 2016

This is the final week of our 2016 summer hiatus.  The last few weeks we have dipped back 4-5 years into the archives, and on this show we only go back 1.5 years.  Episode 304 originally aired in February 2015 and featured The Gray Havens taking over the UTR controls, including picking out all the music.  Little known fact... UTR was the place for The Gray Havens' very first radio interview!  They've been a sweet …Read More »
Episode Artists:
The Gray Havens, Shane & Shane, Jenny & Tyler, Sandra McCracken, Rich Mullins, Page CXVI, Sufjan Stevens, Katie Herzig, Phil Wickham, Melanie Penn, Andrew Peterson

Best of 2016 So Far, Pt.2 - Episode #352

posted: July 1st, 2016

This episode was NOT supposed to happen (true).  Our summer hiatus was going to be 8 weeks long and begin this week.  But as we scoured and sampled all the great picks from the UTR Critics, we decided to make it a 2-part episode, and shrink our summer break by one week. These episodes are so fun to produce, and it's always great getting input from our Music Panelist friends.  It always results in some new …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Anchor & Braille, Gungor, Sarah Hart, The Gray Havens, Clay Kirchenbauer, Rich Mullins, Out of the Grey, Dogs of Peace, Griffin House, Brettan Cox, Holly Ann

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

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

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

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

Easter Special 2015 - Episode #310

posted: April 3rd, 2015

This is the 7th annual UTR Easter Radio Special.  The funny thing is that if you ask the average Christian music listener what are the best and most well-crafted Easter songs out there, many people struggle to think of music beyond the classics like "He's Alive" by Don Francisco or "Easter Song" by 2nd Chapter of Acts, Keith Green, or GLAD.  But we have 7 years of playlists to prove that there are a lot …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Caroline Cobb, SisterBrother, Matthew Clark, Jeana & Michael Master, Joe Day, Page CXVI, Audrey Assad, The Gray Havens, Evan Wickham, Bob Bennett

The Gray Havens Take Over - Episode #304

posted: February 20th, 2015

I'll let you in on a little secret.  I actually recorded this interview the first time I met Dave & Licia Radford in person, in March 2013.  They came to the UTR studios shortly after the release of their debut EP "Where Eyes Don't Go." Little did I know this was one of their first professional interviews AND their lunchtime concert that day was one of their first public performances as a duo.  But you …Read More »
Episode Artists:
The Gray Havens, Shane & Shane, Jenny & Tyler, Sandra McCracken, Rich Mullins, Page CXVI, Sufjan Stevens, Katie Herzig, Phil Wickham, Melanie Penn, Andrew Peterson

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

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

Jon Troast Interview - Episode #277

posted: May 2nd, 2014


Episode Artists:
Chelsea Moon & The Franz Brothers, Stacy Lantz, Jon Troast, JJ Heller, The Gray Havens, Jon Troast, Shel, Jon Troast, Burlap to Cashmere, Jon Troast

Episode #269 - Love Songs

posted: February 14th, 2014


Episode Artists:
David Story, Griffin House, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Stacy Lantz, Randall Goodgame, Ashley Cleveland, Andrew Peterson, Matt Wertz, Sara Groves, Eric Peters, Phil Keaggy, The Gray Havens, Jenny & Tyler

Episode #263 - Top Gourmet Songs of 2013, Part A

posted: January 3rd, 2014


Episode Artists:
The Civil Wars, Kendall Payne, Chris Haines, Caroline Cobb, Seabird, Michelle Thompson, The Gray Havens, Ben Rector, Daniel Amos, Julie Lee, Jars of Clay, Tal & Acacia

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 #240 - Best Songs of 2013 (so far)

posted: July 12th, 2013


Episode Artists:
JJ Heller, Hannah Miller, Judah & The Lion, Daniel Bashta, Sara Beth Go, Sandra McCracken, K.S. Rhoads, Tal & Acacia, The Gray Havens, Sherry Muchira, The Waiting, More Than Rubies

Episode #237 - Interview Guests: The Gray Havens & Matt Brouwer

posted: June 21st, 2013


Episode Artists:
The Milk Carton Kids, Matt Brouwer, The Gray Havens, Jillian Edwards, The Gray Havens, Jars Of Clay, The Gray Havens, Waterdeep, Clear, Matt Brouwer

Episode #230 - All Listener Request

posted: April 26th, 2013


Episode Artists:
Judah & the Lion , Harrod And Funck, Katie Herzig , Ben Rosenbush & The Brighton , Sandra McCracken , The Gray Havens , Matthew Smith, Nichole Nordeman , Wesley Blaylock , Gungor , JJ Alberhasky

Episode #222 - Interview with SHEL

posted: February 15th, 2013


Episode Artists:
The Gray Havens, Holly Ann, SHEL, The Duke of Norfolk, SHEL, Adam Again, Bellarive, SHEL, A Lion Named Roar, SHEL