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Biography

  • Born

    29 November 1971 (age 46)

Crowder (David Wallace Crowder, born November 29, 1971) is an American Christian folktronica musician. He was the lead singer in the now defunct David Crowder Band and has been using known the stage name Crowder since 2012.

After over a decade of making music with the David Crowder Band, David Crowder is now embarking on a new musical journey as a solo artist, under the name Crowder. “I am thrilled to announce a new album coming out under the name Crowder,” the singer explains. “I’ve never been more excited about a batch of songs!”

His first single, "I Am," off his upcoming album Neon Steeple (February 18, 2014), is a great reminder of how we are always in the presence of God- no matter where our lives have taken us. “The name of God when it’s revealed is a big moment in history." David explains. “That evokes the idea of the presence, of being in his name. For me, that is one of the greatest hopes of the Christian faith. That no matter where you are in life, that you live and breathe in the presence of God. So many times I forget about that, and I need to be realigned to that reality."

The album Neon Steeple, is described by David as “Folktronica-” porch music and computer music combined. "It's been a couple years since the David Crowder Band has made music, but there was more to be written," he says. "I collected some players that could all fit on a porch and have instruments that you wouldn't have to put on a wall, like- banjos, fiddles, that type of thing. The point is to feel like we were on a porch together."

In addition to the "porch music" sound, David said it was important to him to add an electronic element as well. "I love computer music," he says. "Growing up around the video games I loved the sounds. It makes my heart happy."

Crowder will joining artists such as Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North and Thousand Foot Krutch, on the Winter Jam Tour this fall. He will also be headlining a nationwide tour in 2014, with All Sons & Daughters, and Capital Kings. "It's gonna be a 'Folktronica' night," he says of the tour. "I cannot wait for you to hear it!"

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