The contemporary Christian group Carrollton will perform a free concert at the Hillsboro Church of Christ Sunday Nov. 22, 2015.
Worship Minister Jim Butler described Carrollton as a “very good … quality group,” adding that the band recently released its second CD.
Lead singer and guitarist Justin Mosteller, he said, was friends with a former youth minister and with a worship drummer at the Hillsboro Church of Christ.
“We’ve been trying to get them here for a while, and it finally worked out,” Butler said.
Mosteller is joined by Jordan Bailey (bass), Michael Loy (drums), and Jeremy Menard (lead guitar), according to Carrollton’s website.
The website adds that Carrollton’s message is that “God is with us in the good and the bad, and often in the mundane in-between,” as described by Mosteller.
Sunday’s concert, which Butler described as a “community event,” will begin at 7 p.m. He added that seating is limited, so the concert will be “first come, first serve.”
Butler said the concert will be a chance for people to hear a band they would hear on the radio “coming to small town Hillsboro.”
It will also give people the chance to visit the Hillsboro Church of Christ and “see what we’re about,” he added.
For more information, visit www.hillsborochurch.net or www.carrolltonband.com. The Hillsboro Church of Christ is located at 155 West Walnut Street.
Carrollton’s second album, Sunlight and Shadows, set to release September 18, is “a hopeful testimony about that life in which beautiful, mountaintop days of sunshine mix with days in the shadows,” according to the group’s website.
Band members “bring listeners on the journey with them through powerful, faith-filled lyrics and driving beats.”
“The message of what we’re doing is that we believe God is with us in the good and the bad, and often in the mundane in-between” Justin says. “We’re trying to share that with people. We just want to put our hearts out there and see hope rise up.”
Trust in each other, in God and in their label, Centricity Music, led the band through the “intense creation” of Sunlight and Shadows, according to promotional material supplied by the band.
The band and producer Tedd T (for King & Country, Newsboys), “collectively decided to start almost from scratch in the studio in spring 2015, rewriting songs they already had and creating new tunes over a total of eight days.”
“We knew from day one that we could have nothing at the end of it,” said Justin. “But what we came out with was stuff we loved.”
Michael remembers dialing in drum sounds one morning without a song to record yet.
“It was an experience on so many levels. We worked with Tedd hands open,” he said. “At times we had writing and recording going on in three different rooms,” Justin remembers. “That chaos created some beautiful things.”
The band’s Hillsboro appearance will be followed by shows in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Iowa.