Yes it was the Derek Webb concert and not the Jars of Clay concert. I was tired of people referring to this concert as being the Jars of Clay concert, I know that they have been around forever and the typical Christian likes them a lot and thinks that their music is edgy and rock in role, but who really cares. They put on a good show, but how hard is it to put on a good show if you are a Christian artist? As long as you sing about God you will be okay. The sad thing is the best part of the concert was at the beginning of the show when Derek Webb played. He played a couple of new songs off of his new album called mockingbird, it was cool to hear them acoustic, but it would have been better to hear them with his band. Every single one of his CD’s has a theme to it, and mockingbird has the theme of politics and suffering in Africa, it is an awesome CD. Me and one of my friends Andrew Stout were joking about what would happen if Derek walked out with a cigarette in his mouth set it down and started to tune his guitar. I was interested to hear what people had to say about him, I would say that 75% of the room had never heard of him. Derek is starting to become one of my favorite artist, his lyrics are real. My favorite song of his is I repent which comes off of the album she must and shall go free, which is also my favorite album of his. Sorry if anyone reading this is a Jars of Clay fan, they really weren’t bad, I just have never listened to them before. I was getting a little annoyed by all the people who kept on saying “are you ready for Jars of Clay?” At one point, when Stacy Cody asked me this I said “no.” Hopefully next time Derek can come and play longer with his full band, but even though he played only 5 or 6 songs he still was the best of the night.
The picture is of Kirk Bolen, Derek Webb, and me.