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ringer t.

how can i describe the band ringer t to you?  folk-rock amazingness.

ringer t recently released their long overdue album, “sorry verses.”  it’s their second full length album, their first was “hello, goodbye.

Sorry Verses

"sorry verses"

“sorry verses” is chocked full of lyrics and melodies that will stay in your head for days, but they’ll make you smile each time you start humming one of their songs.  their influences range from paul simon, bob dylan, and wilco to tyler james.  it’s very much a folk pop album that will leave you wanting more satisfied yet wanting more, so you just hit repeat.

i’ve had the great pleasure of becoming best friends with the guitarist and producer for the band, kyle schonewill, over the past four years.  through him i was able to meet the rest of the band: grant geertsma (songwriter, acoustic, vocals), kris schonewill (bass), and justin dewaard (drums).  but i’ll let them introduce themselves to you because they word their bio so much more eloquently than i ever could:

“Ringer T is a collection of good friends and band mates from around the country. Ringer T’s members reside in Seattle, WA, Nashville, TN, Upland, IN, and Holland, MI.  The band’s influence comes purely from their shared life-long obsession with playing and listening to music.  Kyle is a multi-talented audio guru for “Studio 930” in Nashville, TN, as well as an absolute boss on the electric guitar. Justin brutalizes the drum set with hands made of flame and steel. Kris slaps the bass with a sense of groove that Michael Jackson could only hope to muster. Grant plays the acoustic and sings so sweet that even the most beautiful of birds feel unworthy to sing along. Ringer T is fully prepared to blow off your face with a mix of all those that have made music before us. Please enjoy.”

ringer t.


daniella mason.

hey everyone!

i wanted to introduce you all to some more amazing new talent:  daniella mason.

i first met daniella in my first year seminar class at belmont and it was immediately obvious that her sheer passion for music was going to get her places (the fact that she has an absolutely stunning voice definitely helped).  well, she just recently released her first full length album and i love it.

the style is primarily pop but it definitely has some strong elements of soul, jazz, and i would even say folk.  it’s a very interesting and refreshingly new mixture of sounds.  something really cool that i recently discovered was that each of the songs were written in a different location across the world, from africa all the way to ecuador.

daniella grew up traveling the world on mission trips and this music reflects that.  it reveals her passion of sharing love to everyone around the world.  in her words she said, “it basically outlines my life and my desire to be thrown, not gently tossed, but thrown around the world so that i can reach as many people as possible.”

the album is available on itunes and you can check her out on facebook too to see where she will be playing.

"Throw Me Round The World"

"Throw Me Round The World"

camaryn rogers.

so i first met cammie while attending belmont. we had a monday night class together and took up residence sitting by each other in the front row. it didn’t take long for me to realize that she has a true passion for music… to use it as a means to bring encouragement and joy to those around her.  she is always smiling and has a heart that simply overflows love on everyone around her and this is evident in her music.

she recently released a new single called “heir to a kingdom” and it really caught me off guard. i knew she was talented and that she was a great singer but the quality of the song was astounding. i assume it won’t be long until we hear her on the radio. imagine top 40 and very uplifting. something like katy perry meets britt nicole. it has a good beat and groove. the melody is very catchy (i’ve been singing it all day!). the lyrics are powerful, reminding us that God has given us the chance to be an heir to a kingdom… next to a perfect son who died for us.  it really makes you step back and be thankful for the love that God has for us.  i can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!

you can pick up the song on itunes or watch this little video to learn more about camaryn.