The Alive Festival bringing All Sons and Daughters to Malone University on October 10
September 24, 2013 | Release # 6721
The Alive Festival will bring All Sons and Daughters, with special guest Tim Timmons, to Malone University Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10, $15 at the door. (Malone University students also pay $10 at the door).
Tickets through iTickets are available here:
The story of All Sons & Daughters begins with artist David Leonard wanting to spend less time traveling and more of it in real relationship with his local church. After experiencing the music business rush as front man in the acclaimed band Jackson Waters and then as touring keyboard player with NEEDTOBREATHE, David felt called to write songs for the spiritual community he and his wife belonged to in Franklin, Tennessee. At the same time, Leslie Jordan was part of the creative staff at Journey Church where they worshipped. Her passion for singing and writing was likewise rooted in being there to live out the story of faith with her husband and a close group of believers. Neither was expecting to find a path that would spread these efforts both near and far.
But God is so good at making things beautiful.
Introduced by one of their pastors in the summer of 2009, David and Leslie soon wrote several songs with ease, realizing they shared a similar style of leadership and the desire to foster authentic connections in the church through a transparent form of worship. David was still working on the road, but Leslie would share their collaborations at Journey while he was away. And in short order, the tunes caught the attention of someone in the congregation with ties to Integrity Music, known for providing resources to churches worldwide. Without trying to start a band and get a record deal, an opportunity just presented itself. When they led worship for the label's chapel service a few weeks later, it was only the third time David and Leslie had been on a stage together.
Adopting the name All Sons & Daughters in reference to each other but more significantly the listeners who are vital to this active fellowship process, the duo first contributed to Integrity's Know Hope Collective, a new worship endeavor led by former members of Audio Adrenaline. They then proceeded to record their own debut project, the six-song EP entitled Brokenness Aside.
David and Leslie entered the studio with producer Paul Mabury (Hillsong, Brooke Fraser, One Sonic Society) and a team of players whose credits include Mat Kearney, Chris Tomlin, and Third Day, setting one definitive ground rule in place: for Brokenness Aside to contain only real sounds performed by real people without any computerized tricks. Raised in Arkansas and the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, these two southerners do exude an all-natural, no-frills honesty in their strikingly harmonious musical creations. So amidst tender melodies and chiming acoustic instruments, you will hear handclaps and foot stomps, heavy sighs and hearty hallelujahs—genuine souls singing with unflinching candor about the peaks and valleys of the Christian life.
Tim Timmons is a singer, songwriter, artist, and worship leader, who strives to reach people with his music and inspirational message. After being diagnosed with incurable cancer over a decade ago, Tim's life took a dramatic turn.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330.471.8239