Drew and his friend Justin with Switchfoot
Favorite Band/Artist: Switchfoot
Featured Fan: Drew North
Location: St. Louis, MO
When/Where Was The Above Photo Taken: 9/20/13: First night of the Fading West tour at Missouri Baptist!
What About This Artist's Music Speaks To You: Switchfoot go against the grain as far as spiritual music is concerned. While they do get typecast as a Christian band, I love the quote Jon said about who the band really is: "For us, it's a faith, not a genre. We've always been very open and honest about where the songs are coming from. For us, these songs are for everyone. Calling us `Christian rock' tends to be a box that closes some people out and excludes them. And that's not what we're trying to do. Music has always opened my mind -- and that's what we want." Every single album they have changed it up and gotten more progressive in terms of music and lyrics. Jon and Tim Foreman have some incredible ways to get points out that no one has even dreamed of doing before. From the Legend of Chin up to Fading West coming out in January, this band is one of my all time favorites and still continue to overwhelm and inspire me and after seeing Fading West the movie, I have found a new love and respect for the guys (especially after meeting them). They truly are the real deal.
Favorite Album by This Artist: I do like all of them, but all time i'd either go with The Beautiful Letdown or Vice Verses (so far)
Favorite Song by This Artist: "Where I Belong"
Favorite Live Show Experience: First night of the Fading West tour, we were the first crowd of people to see the documentary and witness how the band was going to approach the tour in terms of it being something new for them which turned out to be a neat and unforgettable experience.
Number of Times Seen This Artist Live: 2
Favorite Piece Of Merch/Item You Own From This Artist: Fading West VIP laminate and exclusive poster signed by the band.
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