Interview: Jars of Clay

So let's start with the details. Jars of Clay is performing at the Kelowna Community Theatre on January 28th.

Here is the link to buy tickets if your interested: http://www.selectyourtickets.com/event.php?event_id=741

Ok, so now the confession. For at least five years, right after their single "Flood" came out in 1995, I was without a doubt the biggest JOC fan they had north of the border. It got a little obsessive.

You know it's a bit much when you go the embroidery store with an album cover of a band and ask if he can make a few custom T-shirts and sweaters. Then I dragged my pals to a festival south of the border just to catch them live. Pretty amazing honour to get a chance to interview someone who was such a large influence on my music.

So with that introduction, I humbly present my interview with Stephen Mason:

Highlights include:
2:25 -Talking about their latest album "The Shelter" and the need to herd cats
3:35 - Gather and Build side project http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150362514953705
4:39 - Learn how to play a Jars of Clay song online (free instructional videos)
6:00 - The Future of Music!
10:30 - How many times have they been in Kelowna? And what was the pub they loved (What's your guess?).
11: 45 - Favorite placement for tv?
13:00 - Learn about their non-profit connection. http://www.bloodwatermission.com/
16:00 - Here's where I confess just how big of a deal these guys were on my musical journey.

And through the wonders of YouTube here is their breakout single: Flood

Jars of Clay: Flood

For more info on Jars of Clay go to: http://www.jarsofclay.com
As an added bonus, here is one of their instruction videos that I mentioned in the interview.

Why don't all bands do this?

Out of My Hands:

For more instructional videos go to: http://www.jarsofclay.com/instructional-videos/

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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