Artist: The Choir Song: Nobody Gets A Smooth Ride CD: Oh How The Mighty Have Fallen Genre: alternative Label:Galaxy 21 Homepage
The Choir Sings Again ... By John J. Thompson ... The ranks of the Alternative Christian Music underground may not be massive in size, but the impact its denizens have had on the larger music world is immense. Through a loose network of church halls and clubs a community evolved that has challenged and stretched the boundaries of Christian and mainstream music. Sixpence None the Richer, Jars of Clay and Switchfoot, for instance, have achieved massive, top-tier recognition and success in the mainstream and Christian markets, and spent years in the underground trenches playing small venues and selling tiny quantities of amazing albums before their breakthroughs. These bands and many others would credit the pioneering work of one particular early Christian alternative band as a major influence. That band, helmed by drummer / lyricist Steve Hindalong and guitarist / vocalist Derri Daugherty, along with bassist Tim Chandler, sax / lyricon player Dan Michaels and guitarist Marc Byrd along and a cast of contributing friends and compatriots, is known by a small but extremely devoted audience as The Choir, and they may be one of the best, and most influential bands, you’ve never heard of.