Concert Review - Help Haiti Live - Nashville

posted: March 2nd, 2010 by Dave Trout

This past Saturday, a big benefit concert took place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The efforts were to raise funds for the Haiti relief efforts through Compassion International, an organization that has already been ministering in Haiti for over 4 decades. OK… those are the facts. Now, let me kick my shoes off and tell you what it was like to experience this event first-hand. In a word… Amazing! It was one of the coolest concert experiences I’ve had in my life. Any concert in the Ryman is special, but this was a sold-out concert featuring some of my favorite artists (many of which I regularly play …

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Why Do I Love Sad Songs?

posted: February 22nd, 2010 by Dave Trout

I’ve been thinking lately about the songs that I’m drawn to, and the ones that I connect with emotionally.  There was a day when I was digesting a steady diet of CCM Radio Music – which has a tendency to be overtly encouraging and happy. But in the last year, I have fallen more in love with sad songs.  The artists that inspire me tend to look through melancholy glasses.  But why is this happening?  Why am I growing less interested in the standard contemporary praise songs of the day, and finding solace in the arms of minor chords?  I don’t feel any more sour or depressed.  So why? I’m …

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Short Concert Review - Switchfoot

posted: February 19th, 2010 by Dave Trout

I had the privelege of seeing my first ever Switchfoot concert this week at Chicago's House of Blues.  Even on a Tuesday night, it was a sold-out crowd, and you could sense an excitement in the air.  It was the first time I received a press pass specifically with UTR, so I was feeling like Daddy Warbucks!After the so-so opening act Paper Tigers (didn't impress me all that much), Switchfoot took the stage and ripped into their opening track from Hello Hurricane, "Needle and Haystack Life."What didn't surprise me at all was the musical excellence, the energetic stage presence of Jon Foreman, and the loyal fan participation.  One thing that …

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Top 10 Things I Learned While Touring with Eric Peters

posted: February 9th, 2010 by Dave Trout

Last month, I went on a mini-tour with Nashville songwriter Eric Peters in an effort to promote Under The Radar.  True, this was small potatoes in the world of touring.  All of our venues were either in Chicagoland or Western Michigan – which allowed me to actually sleep in my own bed most nights.  But still, this was a first for me – so here’s the Top 10 things I learned from the tour. 10.  Eric Peters loves his family.  This was the longest Eric had been away from home in years.  He checked in with his family several times per day, and missed them a ton.  It was admirable. …

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Winner of the 2010 Minutes of Music Contest

posted: January 29th, 2010 by Dave Trout

Congrats to our grand prize winner: Judson Neer.  You'll be receiving 2010 minutes of music (over 40 CD's)!But that's not all.  These 6 listeners will win our runner up prize, a new UTR t-shirt:  Brandon Kashitani, Randy Doleman, Anjeanine Brown, Walt Coyle, Doug Kimball, and Adam Cline.

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Top Gourmet Songs of 2009

posted: January 21st, 2010 by

Reflecting on the year gone by, our UTR panel of critics made their recommendations for the Top Gourmet Songs of last year. As you might expect, the choices vary widely because a lot of these are based on how certain songs connected with each person. However, we're confident that you can peruse this list and find some new gems to add to your music collection.

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UTR Mini-Tour with Eric Peters

posted: January 14th, 2010 by

In a small step toward global dominance, Under The Radar is getting the word out grassroots-style about the program by promoting & sponsoring a Chicago-area tour featuring Nashville indie songwriter Eric Peters.  If you’re in IL or MI, we’d love to see you at any of these shows...

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Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2009

posted: December 23rd, 2009 by Dave Trout

For the first time, Under The Radar presents the Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2009. This list is a collaboration of a panel of critics who nominated the best art made by Christians in the CCM industry and in the mainstream - based on creative songwriting, production quality, artistic presentation, and spiritual depth.

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Honorable Mentions - Top Gourmet Albums of 2009

posted: December 23rd, 2009 by Dave Trout

In addition to our Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2009 we have a few honorable mentions.

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Thanks to the UTR Panel of Critics

posted: December 23rd, 2009 by Dave Trout

Our Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2009 list would not have been possible without the hard work of our panel of critics.

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