The band CLOVERTON will be performing on Sunday, September 9th at 6pm.
Admission is FREE
*a love offering will be taken*
Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Ellicott City, MD announces that the band CLOVERTON will be performing on Sunday, September 9th. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. With the quickening success of their sophomore album “Bloom,” the 4 piece pop-rock outfit heads to the northeast to kick off the fall tour. Led by front man, Lance Stafford, the tour and album bring a new collection of original songs to a world that is hungry for music with depth and substance. Produced by Joshua D. Niles, Nashville, TN, this is CLOVERTON’s second full-length album, in addition to 3 EPs.
The Bloom tour focuses on the journey. “It's a calling out...an invitation,” says Stafford. “We're all in a constant state of motion. We're either transforming into a more heavenly version of ourselves, or we are deforming into the opposite. The music that inspired the album (Bloom) takes a deeper look into the steps on that journey. From celebration to contemplation, the album and the tour provide a space and time for people at all places on their journey to engage in a worshipful musical experience birthed out of spiritual transformation. Many of the songs were written in the midst of my own spiritual awakening. Our lives don't stay the same. Culture changes. We get older. We have kids. They get older. And throughout all those changes, we must bloom more and more into the creation that God has intended in each of us. We are seeing people respond to that invitation. They are hungry. They are unfolding. And we really see it having an impact on the kingdom.”
Without the help of a record label, Cloverton propelled onto the Christian music scene in 2011 as the first ever ROCK THE CAMP contest winners hosted by TobyMac and Camp Electric. Soon after receiving this prestigious honor, Cloverton scored the #1 most downloaded song in the history of KLOVE radio for their first single "Take Me into the Beautiful," which also charted at #12 on the overall Christian Billboard top 25. The Manhattan based band followed up that effort with an unforgettable Christmas rendition of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah,” reaching millions of viewers (YouTube) in just weeks while climbing to the #1 slot on iTunes and being featured on CNN, The Blaze (Glenn Beck), and several other media outlets.
The band would go on to record and release their first full-length studio album with a wildly successful crowd-funding campaign. The record “Patterns” was met with favorable critical reviews and was widely embraced by their growing fan-base. A year later, Cloverton would release a Christmas EP titled “We Sing Joy” which climbed to #1 for multiple weeks on iTunes. Their most recent full-length record, “Bloom” has been touted as their most complete and creative piece of work to date.
From their humble beginnings as a small church worship team, to the recent release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Cloverton continues to pave a new way for independent Christian music…
“None of us are into compromising or settling for the status quo. It’s a daily choice. To what or who am I surrendering today?” front man Lance Stafford says. “We are either moving toward or away from the person God has specifically created each of us to be. Our aim is to create music that inspires, awakens, and frees the next movement of leaders, artists, pastors, visionaries, inventors, missionaries, dreamers, and teachers as they walk out that journey.”
Visit clovertonmusic.com for additional details and to hear more.