Well, it's mid-summer, and Nashville could not be any hotter or more humid! We have been working hard in the studio on a number of different projects. The main one being the writing for our next full-length project. We started writing in June, and will continue throughout the next few months, but we are excited to see what gradually comes forward. Writing is funny for us, and it's always been this way, but the record sort of finds us, as opposed us knowing exactly what we are creating. It's a mysterious process, and it keeps us engaged and intrigued!
We have been working on a Christmas EP that will be available this fall. We found a couple more "classic" Christmas songs to re-invent, as well as a new original song that we wrote.
We've also been recording some acoustic versions of older Jars songs that have not had much attention these past handful of years. Mainly inspired by our VIP remix events during last winter's Roadshow tour, we have enjoyed capturing some of these intimate arrangements for your ears.
If you haven't yet heard the recent Roadshow news, there is a fall tour going out and we'll be playing on it once again! We're excited to re-join MercyMe and Matt Maher, as well as Hawk Nelson, Disciple, and more, for a great evening of music at a low price. Stay tuned for announcements about our own exclusive VIP pre-show event, which includes a ticket to the Roadshow concert. Tourdates and info at: http://therockandworshiproadshow.com/
Just before Roadshow goes out this November, we'll be performing a couple weekends in clubs as an acoustic foursome. It'll be a fun evening of stories, interaction and acoustic music, hopefully something our long-time
fans have not seen lately. We are privileged to have the incredible (and hilarious) Dave Barnes out to support us!
We are also experimenting with some news media outlets to better be in communication with YOU. We have been U-streaming live from our studio as we write and record a bit this summer. Twitter and facebook are the best ways to stay plugged in with what we are up to. The link to our stream, if you care to bookmark it, is: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jars-of-clay
If you are on our facebook page, you may notice that a couple of us havenstarted our own artist pages, as a way to be in more direct communication with you, reading stories and replying to questions and comments more regularly. Feel free to LIKE our artist pages and check in or throw your questions at us. ;)
Thanks, friends!! May your summer be filled with air conditioning and sweet lemonade.