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Even though hard rockers Children 18:3 have been together for just over a decade, the
Minnesota-based trio of siblings David, Lee Marie and Seth Hostetter first found national
fame in 2008 when signing with Tooth & nail Records. From then until now, the group’s toured
relentlessly and chiseled its scalding sound, all of which have paved the way for the sophomore
CD Rain’s a Comin’. CCM recently caught up with front man/guitarist David Hostetter, who filled
us in on the band’s current direction and how they not only share the bonds of musical kinship,
but also of blood.
What’s the meaning behind your new Cd’s title rain’s a Comin’?
seth hostetter: Rain’s a Comin’ is about something big on the horizon—almost like [Bob]
Dylan. The dominoes have all been lined up and the first one’s been given a tap. The barometric
pressure is changing and the fathers can feel it in their old war wounds. Something big is coming
and it’s what most people call “revival.” Although that may not be a strong enough word.
are there any songwriting threads that run throughout the record?
seth: Yes...mainly unintentional, but it was cool to step back and see how things sort of fit
together. How different jams kind of dealt with different aspects of the whole, even in a distant
or small way...Thanks, Lord.
how does being siblings create a chemistry within the group?
seth: It certainly makes rehearsal easy when you all live in the same home!
— Andy Argyrakis
the Act: Audio Adrenaline’s know
the site: www.knowhopecollective.com
the sound: worshipful Rock
the buzz: Audio Adrenaline may be
officially over, but front man Mark
Stuart and bassist will McGinniss are
back with a new, vertically-framed band
and motivational speaking series called
know Hope Collective, which tours this
summer, followed by a fall studio CD.
the festival: Ignite Chicago
the site: www.ignitechicago.com
the sound: Modern and Pop Rock
the buzz: The line-up for the annual
Ignite Chicago (July 24-25) is amongst
the most hotly anticipated this festival
season thanks to Saturday sets by Third
Day, Jeremy Camp, BarlowGirl, Matthew
west, Leeland, Santus Real, After
Edmund, followed by Sunday highlights
like MercyMe, TobyMac, David Crowder
Band, Hawk nelson, nEEDTOBREATHE
the Act: The Letter Black
the site: www.myspace.com/
the sound: Hard Rock
the buzz: These Tooth & nail female-
fronted newcomers just scored the
internet placement slot of a lifetime by
being a featured band on AOL’s radio
blog. Catch a free download of the track
“Hanging on by a Thread” and some
additional details about the group here.