Jean Sandoval is a Guitarist/Songwriter/Producer/Arranger. He is also the music director at New Life Church in Wllingford/Meriden, CT. Sandoval has blended styles and cultures for years to create a diverse sound that reaches all generations and cultures. “I’ve never been satisfied with one genre. my ear goes all different directions” says Sandoval. His writing and arranging is relevant to our everyday lifestyle. “I’m much more interested in connecting and reaching people through music than showing off some kind of talent. Music is a very powerful platform that every musician has been entrusted with, and we must use it wisely” Click here for more.
Brothers McClurg’s legacy of music and ministry spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving the local church. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship.
The band name pays homage to Anthony and Chris’ greatest influence: their maternal grandfather Pastor Bill McClurg, who led the southern gospel group The McClurg Family Singers. “We see it as a way of continuing the legacy and ministry while giving it a fresh vision,” says Chris.
Hailing from Buffalo, the band has brought warmth and hope to an area known for its frigid winters, as well as its depressed economy—now making national headlines for as upswing. The band’s mission is to carry Jesus’ message of life, hope and forgiveness to a cities that have been told they’re dead, hopeless and forgotten. Click here for more.
Audrey Assad & Andrew Peterson come to the Community Coffeehouse at Walnut Hill for the Edge of Dawn Tour.
Audrey Assad is the daughter of a Syrian refugee, an author, speaker, producer, and critically lauded songwriter and musician. She releases music she calls “soundtracks for prayer” on the label Fortunate Fall Records, which she co-owns with her husband William.
For more than twenty years now, Andrew Peterson has been about the business of quietly changing lives in four-minute increments. In the city of Nashville where music is an industry in the same way fast food, generic greeting cards, and bumper stickers are industries, Peterson has forged his own path, refusing the artistic compromises that so often come with chasing album sales and radio singles and creating instead a long line of songs that ache with sorrow, joy and integrity, and that are, at the end of the day, part of a real, ongoing, human conversation.