Circleslide to perform at National Religious Broadcasters’ Convention

Save the City Records has announced that critically acclaimed Christian pop/rock band Circleslide will be performing songs from their current CD, Echoes of the Light, for NRB attendees at the “Night of Music” at the 2011 National Religious Broadcasters’ Convention on Monday evening, February 28th. Circleslide will be sharing the stage with such notable artists as Mark Lowry, Nicole C. Mullen, Micah Stampley, SISTERS, Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers, Trin-i-tee 5:7 and Karen Peck & New River. Sponsored by NRB and Christian Music Broadcasters, the “Night of Music” show will be held in the Delta C Ballroom at Nashville’s famed Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center from 8:30-10:00 p.m. CT.

NRB’s annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2011 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 26 – March 1, 2011.

Since the band’s debut project, which landed them on Christianity Today’s list of “Best New Artists,” among other accolades, Circleslide – whose lineup includes frontman Gabe Martinez, lead guitarist Jonathan DeAnda, bassist Eric Vickers and drummer Lee Yoder – has toured unceasingly, refining their modern rock ruminations, while keeping their ministry agenda firmly in focus. In addition to shows with newsboys, tobyMac, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Salvador, Jaci Velasquez and downhere, the guitar-driven band has headlined everything from clubs to churches and colleges, with plenty of youth camps and outreach events in between – all of which build off the group’s Youth With A Mission beginnings.

The band was developing Echoes of the Light last spring when Nashville was hit with a devastating flood which destroyed Martinez’s house, as well as all of the band’s gear, instruments, PA and trailer. Circleslide’s ordeal, and the season of spiritual reassurance which followed, directly inspired the band’s recent songwriting. “We have a renewed realization that God has called us to this ministry, says Martinez. “Nothing’s going to hold us back from spreading His word.”

Circleslide’s Echoes of The Light is available on Save the City Records and distributed through Provident-Integrity Distribution.

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Mark Weber

Mark Weber publishes the MarkWeberMusicBlog.

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