WHAT’S THE MUSIC LIKE?
We strive for diversity, with our core songs being rock and blues-based. The band usually includes electric guitar, drums, bass, keys and several smashing vocalists. We focus on writing our own music, while we revamp old hymns, and borrow secular and Christian music that speaks to the message being shared.
ONE CHURCH, MULTIPLE BANDS:
God’s love is revealed to us through music. Revealed has a big door of music diversity laying down smooth blues, hard rock, and melodic ballads. Weather playing an original tune or a cover, Revealed brings a classic rock passion and purpose to the music-centric worship experience. Check out some Revealed videos on YouTube.
Acoustic Guitar: JD Nelson
Bass: John Kerns
Electric Guitar: Eric Sneve
Drums: Steve Ruble
Vocals: Stephen Ruble, John Kerns, Marla Smith
The Collective Ascent
We are all rising up together, figuratively and literally and metaphorically. This primarily acoustic-based group focuses on vocal harmonies and strings. While not a folk group per se, mandolin and acoustic guitar drive the bus. All 4 members being vocalists gives The Collective Ascent the flexibility and versatility to cover many genres and artists while squeezing them into and smaller acoustic format. Check out The Collective Ascent on Periscope.
Acoustic Guitar: John Kerns
Mandolin: Karl Sloth
Vocals: Maria Anderson, Lisa Perez, John Kerns,
3 on the Tree
The most sonically adventurous of the Spirit Garage Bands, 3 on the Tree can be described as a sacred cocktail of Rock and Roll and Classic Pop spiced with a heavy dose of Americana. Being the moody child, this band mixes it up with classics, current hits, as well as a strong catalog of original songs. Their namesake of an odd gearshift arrangement is not at all a reflection of how they play. Check out some 3 on the Tree videos on YouTube.
Acoustic Guitar: Ben Dolmar
Bass: John Lawyer
Keyboards: John Kerns
Electric Guitar: Tim Dale
Vocals: Erin Arndt, John Lawyer, Wade Barry, John Kerns, Tim Dale
The newest band to arrive at the garage happens to be a group of farmers who own and operate Piney Hill Farm in Glenwood City, WI. This trio unapologetically cultivates the roots of our music scene showcasing some of our greatest American songwriters in a bluegrass, Americana and folky way. Clogs and washboard can give any group a cool vibe but Farm Dogs does it in 3-part harmony and puts a pep in your step. Check out some Farm Dogs videos on YouTube.
Acoustic Guitar: Wade Barry
Clogs, Mandolin, Keyboards, Percussion: Heidi Coe
Vocals: Heidi Coe, Wade Barry, Karl Sloth
Guitar and vocal residence for the time being: Jason Eldridge, and sometimes John Kerns
BOOK ONE OF THE BANDS
A large part of the musical mission that Spirit Garage’s three bands embrace is not only bringing God’s message and inspiration to Spirit Garage’s Sunday gatherings, but to share that message with the community. Each of the bands brings their eclectic talents to various gigs around town throughout the year: worship services at various churches throughout the Twin Cities, church sponsored youth events, summer concert series at the Lake Harriet Band Shell or Minnehaha Falls Bandstand, and yearly performances at Open Streets. All three Spirit Garage Bands are available to play your next special event or worship service. For more information or to check availability contact John Kerns at 612.296.6789 or email: [email protected]