Kyle Trafton

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


rumblings of INLAND

Here are a handful of sneak peeks of INLAND if you haven's seen them yet. All in one place.

Review from INK 19 here:

Check out this great interview with Mr. Mason from the NY Examiner!

Early review of INLAND in UK's Culturefly here:

First 2 Tracks from INLAND Available NOW!!!

AFTER THE FIGHT: iTunes:Amazon

INLAND: iTunes

Free Video Sneak Peek of new INLAND tracks live from East Side Manner:



StageIt, 20 Years and New Live EP

Dear friends-

It has been far too long since we last caught up.  
2012 was an amazing year for playing live. We had some very memorable intimate performances with our friends, Sleeping At Last, Mariah McManus, Matthew Perryman Jones, and LEAGUES in some of the finest clubs and small theaters we’ve had the privilege to play.
In between live performances, we took some time to visit one of our favorite cities, Portland, OR, where we collaborated with Tucker Martine (producer), Matt Chamberlain (drummer extraordinaire), Beau Sorensen (sound guru), Jacquire King (master mix engineer) and Adrian Belew (guitar legend) to build a new Jars of Clay studio record. We could not be more pleased with the results of these collaborations….well, maybe if Adele had sung on it..  that aside… It is an incredibly beautiful record that we can barely wait for you to hear.
We will be making an announcement about the album’s release date and pre-sale options VERY soon.
And speaking of announcements.......
Put this one on your calendar -MARCH 18th at 6pm CST  
Jars of Clay is performing a “StageIt” Live web concert!  Since we have sold out of the original tickets (THANK YOU), we are going to release 50 additional tickets on Wednesday at 10am CST. Our hope is to accommodate more of you on this list because we don't want you to miss it.  Details and tickets HERE

New Live EP:
Now for the most important announcement! 

We have a new, special live 6-Song EP coming out in on Monday, March 18th.
Jars of Clay “Under the Weather -Live from Sellersville, PA”  will be available exclusively from on the 18th.... And we plan to offer some bonus goodies for anyone who downloads it directly from our website as we will throw in a brand new song from the forthcoming new record and some videos, too.  The standard 6-song version should be available on iTunes, Amazon, and other places on Tuesday, March 19th.

These performances are some of our favorites and we think you are going to love them.  If you did not get a chance to see us play this past year, this is for you.  If you did see us play… this is for you. 

Well, that is probably enough about us.  We continue to be overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued passion for Jars of Clay.  We hope to see you soon at a show. 

All the Best -
Dan, Charlie, Matt, and Steve

Jars of Clay

Dan Haseltine Update

On July 25th, our singer and frontman Dan Haseltine underwent a procedure to correct a coronary issue after experiencing a cardiac event. He is doing well and recovering. Dan is grateful for the thoughts and prayers that have gone out on his behalf. We are looking forward to our fall tour, and can't tell you how excited we are about the 11th studio album we are finishing work on, which will be out early in 2013.

VIDEO: Sing & Tell Tour Questions, Answers, Music. With special guest Dave Barnes


Join Jars of Clay at an intimate Speak & Spell show this October! Jars will be playing just a few very special acoustic concerts featuring all of the hits as well as fan favorites that are rarely played live. The show will feature an intimate experience full of music as well a time to interact with the band and ask questions and hear stories from all of the guys! Special guest Dave Barnes will be joining the guys on this intimate night. Get your tickets below!

October 12 - ­ New York, NY ­ B.B. Kings Blues Club - BUY

October 14 - ­ Showcase Live ­ Foxborough, MA - BUY

October 15 - ­ Paramount Theater ­ Rutland, VT ­ 2 Sets -

October 16 ­ - Sellersville Theater ­ Sellersville, PA ­ 2 sets -

October 13 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre

October 27 - Sacramento, CA - Capital Christian Center - BUY

October 28 - Pasadena, CA - First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena - BUY

October 29 - Lake Forest, CA - Saddleback Community Church

Rock & Worship Roadshow and Sing & Tell Acoustic Events

Jars of Clay is excited to announce that they will be once again joining the 2011 Rock & Worship Roadshow, which kicks off on November 3rd! Jars will be joining MercyMe, Hawk Nelson, Matt Maher, Disciple, Group 1 Crew and Tip Lee for this amazing line-up.

Jars will also be offering a limited number of tickets to their very intimate VIP acoustic "Sing & Tell" event on every RWRS tour date!

Get your VIP tickets Here

The VIP ticket includes:

-Admission into Rock & Worship Roadshow
-Intimate VIP acoustic performance by Jars of Clay
-Q&A with Jars of Clay
-VIP laminate
-Special edition CD

Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour Dates:

11/3: Saginaw, MI - Dow Event Center
11/4:  Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
11/5:  Ft. Wayne, IN - Memorial Coliseum
11/6:  Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center
11/10:  Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Center Arena
11/11:  Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Coliseum
11/12:  Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
11/13:  Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
11/17:  Oklahoma, OK - Oklahoma City Arena
11/18:  Wichita, KS - Intrust Bank Arena
11/19:  Kansas City, MO - The Sprint Center
11/20:  Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum

MUSIC: "Stay," a remix by Stephen Mason

From Stephen Mason:

"Stay" is a re-imagining of the song "Forgive Me" from our last full-length Jars of Clay release,  The Long Fall Back To Earth. This is a favorite of mine on the record. It's been really fun to change the melody and add some different textures.

I love remixes, and the opportunity to approach our music like this was a cool opportunity. It revealed the DNA of the song and presented an opportunity to highlight musical and lyrical pieces that challenge and inspire me personally.



Update from Charlie

Greetings friends!!

It's been quite a busy and exciting season for the band...  we are just rested up from two back-to-back tours.  Roadshow was a new experience- we had an absolute blast with MercyMe and a handful of other bands playing on the Roadshow tour this year.  We did enjoy the "big stage" but had some pretty special moments playing acoustic songs for a number of you that came out early and got your requests in.  We played songs that we literally have never played since recording them... like Scarlet, Redemption, River Constantine, Forgive Me, and more...  a good brain exercise for us, but it was truly a treat to hear stories of how these songs have connected with you over the years... thank you!!  We hope to do more of that in the future.  Following the Roadshow tour was our Shelter headline tour- all through the making of The Shelter, we knew that the songs would really take form live- hearing you sing along with us, as these songs were written to be sung by "the people"!!  We toured with Derek Webb, Matt Maher, and Audrey Assad, who all sang on the record with us.  It truly felt like family (if not camp!) out there, which may sound like a bit of a cliche, but we say it with honesty and gratitude.  If you don't have any of their projects, please check them out! 

Right now, we're doing just a handful of tour dates in the next month, but primarily starting to write for the next project, whatever that may be!  We really have no idea what is on the horizon until we get in the habit of gathering, turning our chairs toward one another, and seeing what is waiting for us.  It's an odd combination of scary and exciting!  We have enjoyed the acoustic sets lately (if you haven't seen it, here's a nice intimate version of "Closer", acoustic at a club in Nashville opening for Burlap To Cashmere last month: (VIDEO), and may do some select dates this fall in that vein- stripped down arrangements and stories about songs... 

As always, thanks for listening and coming out to see us in concert!!  It's a great season to look ahead and anticipate what is next, what we are passionate about saying and creating, and expecting God to meet us in unexpected ways, as is most always the case! 

May you find joy in your journey today-

Charlie Lowell
Jars of Clay

VIDEOS: Jars - Closer and Flood - Nashville Sunday Night

Thanks to our friends at Lightning 100 and The Funky Umbrella for the following videos from this past Sunday night, May 15, 2011 at Lightning 100's Nashville Sunday Night show, where we played with Burlap To Cashmere.



Blood: Water Mission - the organization that began as the vision of Jars of Clay’s Dan Haseltine to impact Africa with safe water—had reason to celebrate (May 10) in Nashville. The concert staging of the “Well:Done Celebration” was held in honor of the successful completion of the ‘1000 Wells Project’ now producing water in communities all over Africa through the work of Blood:Water Mission. The event held at the historic Ryman Auditorium raised over $100,000.

Jars of Clay's Dan Haseltine (third from left) joins in the 'Well: Done Celebration' with (left to right) Rich Hoops, Chairman of the Board of Blood: Water Mission; BWM Director Jena Nardella; (TN) Governor & Mrs. Bill Haslam; Mike Hamilton, Althletic Director at the University of Tennessee and BWM Board member.

Jars of Clay with friends and fellow artists from 'Well: Done Celebration' in Nashville. Included in photo are: HANSON, Eric Wainaina and band, Brandon Heath, Charlie Peacock, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, and Blood: Water Mission Director, Jena Nardella.

Well:Done Celebration

We hope you can join us Tuesday, May 10 for Well:Done Celebration, a benefit evening of stories and songs at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as we celebrate the first 1,000 communities that have received safe water. The line-up will be: Jars of Clay, HANSON, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, renowned Kenyan artist Eric Wainaina and band, along with special guest host Charlie Peacock.