An up-and-coming artist from the suburbs of Chicago, Blade Barringer began to write songs in college and has since begun a continuing evolution of his own personal aesthetic, combining influences of The National, Shearwater, and Son Lux in his warm and inviting arrangements.
Steve Slagg grew up in the small town of Montgomery City in Missouri. The son of a pastor, Steve came to grips with his faith through playing the piano at church. Pursuing his love of music from humble beginnings (playing "Aeris's Theme" from Final Fantasy VII during the offertory at church), Steve has continued to pursue music at Wheaton College in Illinois.
There are two bands called The Pipes. 1) The Pipes are a songwriting duo originating from Las Vegas, NV. They consist of Derek Grant [Vocals, Guitar] and Khari Christmas [Guitar, Bass, Piano, Everything Else]