Jars 20th Anniversary: Fan-Curated Album & Anniversary Tour Pledge now and you can help pick the Top 20 Jars of Clay songs for our new acoustic album.

We are well into 2014, and if you haven’t heard, this is a special year in the story of Jars of Clay.

20 years ago, we wrote our first songs together in college, and with the recent release of Inland, we are found grateful for the continued opportunity to share our stories and songs and hear how they connect to yours. After discussing how to celebrate such a moment, we’ve planned an exciting opportunity with PledgeMusic.

Recently, we’ve been playing StageIt concerts, featuring each album in our catalog. Your positive feedback from those acoustic, intimate arrangements gave us an idea. We have decided, in our 20th year, to record your 20 favorite Jars songs in that acoustic fashion.


Here’s how it will work- when you pledge, you will not only get the digital album of these 20 songs, but you will also get a vote on what songs make it on the record. Over the next several weeks, we will use a “polling” function here on PledgeMusic that will allow you all to cast your votes. The Top Two songs per album from our 10 studio albums will then make up the 20 songs. So this album will be created based on your votes!!

For those of you wanting more than digital downloads, we will make CDs available for you plus both black and colored vinyl. (And if you love vinyl like we do, then you can even get a vote on what vinyl color!)

We are putting a limited number of tickets on sale for a very special fan-celebration weekend event on September 26th & 27th, right here in Nashville.  


We will be playing a special intimate show at the Franklin Theatre which accommodates less than 300 people. It will include a special reception at our new Blood:Water Mission offices and a fun Q & A Studio Tour at our Gray Matters Studio. Of course, we would like to invite all of you into town for this amazing weekend but know that not all of you can travel, so we will be developing ways to involve all of you as we continue on with this exciting project.


We hope you are as excited as we are for this fan-curated, intimately recorded 20 song favorites album, and we especially hope you can join us here in the Nashville area for our special Jars 20 Weekend event in September or on tour this fall.


Stay tuned for upcoming 20th Anniversary tour announcements...


We are humbled by your continued support of Jars over these years, and we are excited for what’s to come!


See you soon,


Jars of Clay



Happy Holidays from Jars of Clay and Daytrotter, Noisetrade, and Stageit!


Hello Jars of Clay fans-

Howdy from out on the road during our Inland Christmas Tour! We have a lot to update you on for the last few weeks of 2013 so let's jump right in:

Daytotter Session

We are excited to share this cool live session we did with our friends at Daytrotter. You might need to sign-up to access the free stream but this is one really good music-related site to be tuned into. Tell us what you all think!



NoiseTrade Eastside Manor Christmas Session

Our good friends at NoiseTrade asked for us to stop by and offer some Holiday cheer. Enjoy the music download now and our video performance will be coming at the NoiseTrade YouTube channel soon!



Jars Christmas Special StageIt + Gray Matters VIP Tickets

For our last StageIt of the the year, we decided to make things very special for Christmas and have have opened up a VERY LIMITED amount of VIP Tickets to be in the Gray Matters Studio in Nashville with us for the performance. SOLD OUT!!!

Of course, or you can always join us on-line from StageIt.



New Song on the Nashville Indie Spotlight Compilation

We have a new song "Ghost in the Moon" featured on a new iTunes Exclusive 30-Song sampler. It is a bargain at $7.99 for the whole thing.



Thank you all again so much for making our year of INLAND so special!! We have a lot more in store for you all in 2014 so please stay tuned for more info on all of that soon.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

-Charlie, Dan, Matt and Stephen
Jars of Clay

November Stageit Concerts!

Coming up this Thursday Nov 7th at 8.30pm CST



And Also on Tuesday November 19th at 9:00pm CST





Relevant Magazine Podcast!

If You have not seen it already take a look at these great videos and podcast from our recent visit to Relevant Magazine. Listen to the audio here:

Have You Heard What People Are Saying about INLAND?

Please add your comments here. Although the press coverage has been fun, it is YOU the fan whose opinion matters most to us! Have fun browsing these cool features to see what we have been up to and Drop us your comments on the new record!

Hollywood Reporter

Relevant Magazine Feature and Album Stream!

CultureFly Spotlight

Stereo Subversion Album Review

The Phantom Tollbooth Review


Origin Magazine Interview with D. Haseltine


Buy INLAND for $7.99 with Best Buy Coupon!

Get the new album Inland for only $7.99 with this coupon from Best Buy.  This offer is only valid from 8.27.13-8.31.13 and can be used in Best Buy stores or bestbuy.com (use online promotional code "JARSOFCLAYSAVE2").