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Jars of Clay, Caedmon's Call coming to College Station

March 18, 2003

By Stephanie Franks

Two big bands who have been friends for many years are finally coming together for the 'thinking man's pop tour.'

The Memorial Student Center Town Hall will present Jars of Clay and Caedmon's Call at 7 p.m., Sunday at Reed Arena in College Station.

Brittany Senseman, the tour promotions coordinator, said even though the sound is pop, the ideas in the songs are more resonant.

Senseman said the concert is an idea both bands have been considering.

'They are on the same label,' she said. 'This is an idea that just now came to fruition.'

At the 2003 Dove Awards, Caedmon's Call was nominated in the Special Event Contender category for its contribution to the compilation album City on a Hill-Sing Alleluia.

In February, they released their fifth label project, Back Home.

Baylor Freshman Class Council presented a Caedmon's Call concert May 2, 2002.

Jars of Clay recently received their third consecutive Grammy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album for their fourth album, The Eleventh Hour, which was released March 2002. They have been nominated four times for Dove award.

In February, they released a double album titled Furthermore-From the Studio: From the Stage.

Sensemen said this would be the first tour geared toward college students for Jars of Clay.

'They want to get college kids interested in their music,' Sensemen said.

Randall Goodgame will also tour with Jars of Clay and Caedmon's Call. Goodgame, a songwriter and musician, was compared to Paul Simon and Billy Joel by Music Row Magazine.

He wrote the music and words to two songs and contributed to one song on Caedmon's Call's Back Home.

'He's an unbelievable songwriter,' Sensemen said.

College Station will be one of 35 cities on this tour.v

Tickets cost $20, and a group rate of $15 per tickets each is offered for groups of twenty or more. For more information, go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 979-268-0414.