Artists & Speakers
He's been a major contributor to Christian music for over 20 years. Andrew burst onto the scene in the late 90s with his band The Normals. He was also a part of Caedmon's Call for over 6 years. He has amassed an impressive solo discography too (over 10 releases), with his latest being the oh-so-beautiful "The Painted Desert."
Christa Wells combines poignant honesty with soul-lifting melodies. In 2006, she was honored as the GMA Songwriter of the Year. She is a collaborative spirit, loves community, and brings such a spirit of encouragement to the ETTL gathering. Her new project Velveteen releases in 2018.
Zach Pietrini Band
In 2017, Milwaukee Magazine readers voted this Americana Alt-Rock band as "The Best Live Act in Milwaukee." They are a well-travelled band with gritty heart-on-sleeve music that stirs something deep in your soul. Their latest project is "Holding Onto Ghosts."
She is a fan-favorite of ETTL. Her 2015 release Sentimental Creatures was one of the best albums of the year. Her 2017 unplugged album called "Pull The Stars From the Sky" was recorded in just 3 days. In 2018, she'll be releasing a new 2-part album "Parallels + Meridians."
This songwriter & multi-instrumentalist has been on Motown/Capitol Records since 2014 bringing a unique blend of R&B, pop, hip-hop, gospel, and acoustic rock - a style he calls "cerebral soul." His latest release is 2017's Love & Other Dreams, from which "Hero Song" was named as a Top Gourmet Song of 2017 by UTR.
Nick brings a unique voice and heartfelt, yet often "tongue-in-cheek" perspective to his work. Besides being an accomplished solo artist, he also co-hosts the podcast "All Time Favorite." His latest album Conversation Hearts released in March 2018. We look forward to another year of Nick at ETTL!
This new artist is not-so-new to ETTL. In 2018, Chris & Jenna Badeker renamed and relaunched their music endeavors as Wild Harbors, did a very successful Kickstarter campaign, and are releasing the best songs of their career on the new project "Monument." We can't wait for their 3rd visit to ETTL!
This musical outfit from Buffalo, NY has been offering up songs with warmth, hope, praise, and some southern roots. In recent years they have been with Integrity Music and Sprig Music. In addition to their own music, they also run Old Bear Studio and Old Bear Records.
Hailing from Dallas, TX, this talented singer-songwriter has masterfully executed 2 big concept albums in the last 5 years. Critics have called her music "spellbinding," "thought-provoking," and "vibrant." Her latest release ("A Home & A Hunger") was named by UTR critics as one of the Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2017.
Her 2017 debut full-length release "River House" was voted in as one of the Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2017. Taylor was described by 3Ten.org as having a "profound understanding of music with impeccable storytelling."
This will be the FIFTH time Matthew has been a part of ETTL. This Mississippi-based artist has a heart for authentic relationships, heartfelt music, and delicious mayonaisse... plus he even brews his own homemade coffee beans - so, close to a perfect human!
We met Stephen and Rachel Mosely and their five children at 2015's ETTL, and they were a part of 2016's "Artists On The Rise" showcase. In 2017, they released their first full-length album, Ordinary Time (produced by Phil Madeira & Jimmy Abegg).
This Knoxville, TN singer-songwriter released his 4th career project The Broken Seasons in February 2018. Adam is a kind and generous soul who loves building community. He's also the founder of Foundling House, a collaborative community focused on creative arts and storytelling.
Rick Lee James
Rick is a songwriter, podcast host, and author who loves writing music for corporate worship, yet avoids typical cliches. His songs weave in a love of the Psalms, literature, old hymns, and scripture. In 2018, he'll be releasing a new project "Thunder," recorded at Old Bear Studio in upstate NY.
Luke & Emily
This married duo hails from Baton Rouge, LA and have been touring and recording for over a decade. Their latest full-length album is called "Good Weld," and the title-track from that was cited by UTR as one of the Top Gourmet Songs of 2017.
The Promise Is Hope
Hailing from Worcester, MA, this husband-wife blend thoughtful songwriting with soaring melodies that touch on themes of love, marriage, hardship, and faith. Their latest studio album "Every Seed Must Die" released in May 2018 and was one of the UTR Critics' picks for Best Albums of the first half of 2018.
Dave loves pizza. It's fairly disturbing how much he loves pizza. Of course he loves a premium slice of deep dish Gino's East, but he even enjoys that single serve Totino's pizza. His wife (Laura) and 5 kids love pizza too, but not quite as much as Dave. When he's not eating pizza, he's likely parenting at an arcade, producing podcasts for UTR Media, or reading the book "Non-Profits for Dummies."