Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Penny & Sparrow

Here's what is great about Penny & Sparrow: everything.

No, seriously.

Not only is their music incredible, but they're pretty stand-up guys as well.

Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnkee have been playing music together since they became roommates in a little house in Hyde Park in 2006.

I have the privilege of serving with Andy, the lead singer of this indie-folk duo in a ministry called Young Life, and I can truthfully say that he is one of the most incredible people I know. He's a man who loves people, and he loves them well. He's a man with a gift for speaking truth and hope into the hearts of the people around him. He's a man with passion and soul. You can feel these things in his music. And you can understand a taste of who he is and what he's all about through his lyrics.

Listen to Penny & Sparrow's first single titled "Creature" below and you'll see what I mean.

Andy and Kyle stand firm in their belief that they were given their talents and love of music for a reason. "Our big hope is to hang out with God and write music that helps people do the same," says Andy. "We hope we get to provide the soundtrack for thousands of blind dates with Christ."

If you get the opportunity to see the duo live, don't miss out.

In fact, Penny and Sparrow are having a concert tomorrow night. Grab some friends and head over to Gateway Church at 7 p.m for a relaxing evening with some fantastic tunes. Tickets are $10 at the door, and 100% of the money raised from the show goes toward sending high school kids to Young Life camp this summer.

If you can't make it tomorrow, fear not. Penny & Sparrow will be performing during SXSW for free on March 11 and March 15. Follow them on twitter to stay updated, or visit their website.

Download Penny & Sparrow on iTunes, and stay tuned for their new EP Take Cover which is set to release this spring.

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