@Paul Bowers - I think you need to dig deeper about Jars of Clay. Your piece doesn't represent who they are at all. Also, you have no clue what the song "Fly" is about -- might I suggest you go to YouTube and look up the Eleventh Hour DVD version of Fly. There is a great intro on the video (Just a hint). I also suggest you attend a show and get a fresh perspective of the band. Maybe get in touch with them and actually interview them so you know what they are up to and what their music is about in this season of their lives.
What gave you the impression they are a Christian rock band? Jars of Clay is a band that plays various types of music from folk to pop to rock but they are not a "Christian rock band." The members of the band are people that have faith in God, but that doesn't make them a "Christian band." There are tons of country, R&B, rock, rap, folk, techno, pop artists that are people that claim faith in Jesus Christ and they attend church, but that does NOT make them "Christian Artists". Why label a group as a specific genre when their music doesn't really all fit into that genre or style?
Musicians can write their music to inspire others or to truthfully speak about real-life issues that are affecting people in the world. Be careful about giving a band the label "Christian" when it does not accurately represent the band. Again, I heard from a little birdie that the band will give you a free ticket to their concert. Take them up on the offer. Go listen, and maybe you will understand what Jars of Clay is really about in this season of their musical journey. Last thing, the "Inland" album is a fantastic collection of songs that will take a listener from a place of anxiety where they feel they need to fight each and every battle they face to a place of peace and wonderment as they start on a journey from the mysterious unknown that takes them on an adventure that will lead them home.
It's 2013. Get to know Jars of Clay from this age and not just think of them as a 90s band with Christian roots.
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