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Spoken Interview Friday at 2 PM USA/CAN/MEX Central Time

Friday, The Blast’s Colin Cruz chats with Spoken lead singer Matt Baird about some of their recent songs; their next album; the possible inclusion of a re-worked old song on the new album; about the impact of Covid-19, and about guitarist JR Bareis.  It’s in the 2 PM Hour, in the USA/Canadian/Mexican Central Time Zone.  To compare that to when it is in your time zone, use this page:  https://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

 

Collabs And Band Member-Sharing At Kingdom Come Festival

Amongst The Giants lead singer Brian Boyd

Collaborations and band member-sharing.  There is a whole lot of both happening these days in Christian Rock, and a lot of it happened at the Kingdom Come Festival this month.  Matt Baird showed up on stage to do It’s OK with Death Therapy; Marco Pera (of Amongst The Giants) played bass for Disciple; Chaotic Resemblance’s drummer John Jakway banged the skins in an emergency for Spoken; and any time you have multiple Rockfest Records bands present, the Rockfest fam comes together.  Here is a snippet of  Amongst The Giants in concert, with help from Zahna and The Persuaded:  https://www.facebook.com/TheBlastFM/videos/732599020904851/

 

Spoken Performing Their Current Radio Hit “The Way Back Home” at KCF 2020

That’s Spoken lead singer and founder Matt Baird above pouring his heart out through song at the Kingdom Come Festival near Greentown, Indiana earlier this month.  We have a video of them performing their current Christian rock radio hit The Way Back Home here:  https://www.facebook.com/TheBlastFM/videos/2762988670602682/

 

Death Therapy & Spoken’s Matt Baird Team Up For It’s OK At Kingdom Come 2020

Jason Wisdom, lead singer of Death Therapy, is on the left, and Spoken’s Matt Baird is on the right.

They did it!  The Blast’s Colin Cruz had been wondering on air for this for weeks: since Spoken and Death Therapy played on the same day at Kingdom Come Festival…will Matt Baird hop on stage to do It’s OK with Death Therapy?  We asked both bands online.   Normally, they answer our questions.  But not this one.  And…surprise!  It happened!

You can hear Colin Cruz say “Where’s Matt?!” early in the song and “There’s Matt!!!” later in the song when he shows up.

We have the video for the song here:  https://www.facebook.com/TheBlastFM/videos/202328547886148/

 

Spoken Spooked At 10 PM The Night Before The Show: No Drummer

Spoken lead singer Matt Baird performing at Kingdom Come Fest 2020

Spoken was the Friday night headliner at this year’s Kingdom Come Festival near Greentown, Indiana last weekend.  But at 10 pm Thursday night, a conundrum presented itself to lead singer/founder Matt Baird:  their hired gun drummer couldn’t make it to the Friday night show!

Umm….

So, Baird and guitarist JR Baries got on the horn with friends in other bands, particularly other bands that were playing at the same festival.

John Jakway, the drummer for Chaotic Resemblance, filled in admirably as the skin-banger Friday night.

His band played on Saturday at the festival.

Baird revealed during the show that their 10 year old song Dagger will be on the next Spoken album, but in a different form than the original.

Dagger has yet to land on a Spoken album.   Well, finally the dagger is about to stick.

Check back daily for news and photos from Kingdom Come Fest 2020 as they will trickle in for awhile.

 

Indiana’s Kingdom Come Festival Fri/Sat July 10/11 Includes 14 Blast Bands

Kingdom Come Festival is quickly approaching.  It happens in northeast Indiana near the town of Greentown (in the Kokomo area).

Here is the address:  8313 E 400 S, Greentown, Indiana 46936

 

 

 

 

Kingdom Come Festival Is Still On As Indiana Will Stay Open! July 10-11

Kingdom Come Festival is STILL on for Friday and Saturday July 10th and 11th.  Random Hero cannot be at the new date, but Amongst The Giants has been added to the bill in their place!

The Kingdom Come Festival happens near Kokomo,, Indiana.  Blast bands include:  Disciple, Spoken, The Protest, Set For The Fall, Seventh Day Slumber, Death Therapy, Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, Amongst The Giants, Zahna, Chaotic Resemblance, Danger Scene, Poetic Descent.