LDS Musicians Concert to be Held in Salt Lake City
At 7:00 PM on Friday, April 20, a concert of new LDS artists, with new songs is coming to the stage of Central High School (3031 S 200E, South Salt Lake City). The concert is sponsored by an internet-based cooperative of independent LDS artists named ldsmusicians.com. The Julia Davis Allen Band will be the headline performer, with many other artists sharing the stage before hand. This concert is free to the public.
“Julia is one of the most innovative, honest, and fresh voices in the scene, both as a songwriter, and as a singer.” said Mark Hansen, chair of the cooperative’s concerts committee and one of the evening’s performers, “And we’re really glad that she’ll headline the show. She’s a great performer.” Recently, Julia released her debut CD entitled, “Order in the Chaos.”
Pop music created and sung by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been in music stores for a long time. Still, in recent times, there has been a growing current of artists whose names you’ve probably not heard before.
“It’s all changing. New sounds, new styles are all becoming a part of the art of LDS pop music,” Hansen added, “It’s going to blow wide open in the next few years, and we’re excited to be a part of that!”
Singer/songwriter/pianist Matt Armstrong said, “Even now we are starting to see the emergence of new artists who challenge the perceptions and stigmas of what LDS music is. May in the LDS musicians group will be in the forefront of this exciting new scene, and this concert will be a glimpse of many things to come.”
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