Over the past year or so I began hearing about a worship band in town called Sweet 180. I later received info about this year's Super Summer events and saw that they are on the lineup as one of the main worship bands. What really caught my attention though was running into Lucas Barrientes (accoustic guitar/vocals) in the parking lot at Trinity Baptist Church where I first began to hear the heart of the band. Lucas and Sweet 180 have a passionate heart for worship and impacting teenagers and young adults through the powerful message behind their music. I got to hear their music live for the first time at Praise Wave at Sea World where they opened up for Steven Curtis Chapman. Their song Hallelujah, Awesome God (which you can hear on their MySpace) has been stuck in my head since. I encourage you to get very familiar with this band and if you're in the Texas area and need a worship band, they would be one of the first I would call (if David Gregory is already booked).
About a month ago we hosted a concert at Segue with Robbie Seay Band and John Mark McMillan. Jillian Edwards from Waco was also part of the package and was an incredible addition to the night. I had never heard of Jillian before this, but I know she will be one that I will be hearing for a long time to come. Robbie Seay told me that Jillian is about to head into the studio with same producer that works with Switchfoot and we should expect great things ahead in the future. Jillian's current music is incredible, I can't wait to hear what's ahead! Take a minute and check out her MySpace and listen to some of her tunes and share with a friend.