From: TN, United States
CWB is a 6 piece multi-cultural band with a small choir delivering a smooth harmonies over memorable acoustic-driven contemporary, rock, & gospel grooves. Playing and writing together for ten years, these worshippers from varied backgrounds write with great insight into the worlds of many diverse listeners.
MUSICIANS, VOCALISTS AND SONGWRITERS
Doug Simmers: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Vince Leffler: Bass, Vocals
Bill Simmers: Drums/Percussion
Jimmie Enright: Keyboards, Vocals
Keith Turbett: Acoustic Guitar
Stormie Williams: Percussion, Vocals
Chuck Ludwigsen: Keys, Organ, Vocals
Cynthia Hunt: Vocals
Mike Simmers: Vocals
Holly Simmers: Vocals
Jessica Plaisance: Vocals
Jacquelin Simmers: Vocals
Madison Leffler: Vocals
Jayne Ann Simmers: Vocals
Crossway Worship Band (CWB) exhibits a real freedom in worship that is rarely experienced and quite refreshing, in an age where anything new and cool is quickly ravaged and replicated faster than the Borg! CWB gets its sound from the roots and marrow of what has made them who they are, after years of life spent with and without God. Life gets real when all of its facets are lined up together from best to worst and embraced. So also, worship becomes most genuine when it can be written and uttered from all of those points, high and low, in the lives we live.
CWB gets its sound from the roots and marrow of what has made them who they are, after years of life spent with and without God. Life gets real when all of its facets are lined up together from best to worst and embraced. So also, worship becomes most genuine when it can be written and uttered from all of those points, high and low, in the lives we live.
Over a decade from its first writings and presentation, "Crossway Worship Music" (more than the band) has become an entity in itself. It is a style and origin of honest lyric, stirring melodies, and enjoyable grooves, from the perspective of less than perfect people in love with God. Despite popular definitions of what is or isn't worship music, Crossway Worship will always embody the Presence of God and His relationship with man. Through human eyes and holy revelation, our limited speech whether to Him, from Him, or about Him, presents an offering. Our lives poured out honestly before God and man is our true act of worship.
But it is their passion for restoring the lost and the outcast, for lifting up the weak and the foolish, that has planted their music into the hearts of the unchurched and draw the lost and seekers into the light of Christ and home to true worship. The sounds of celebration and joy are served "Memphis style" with plenty of blues, funk, rock and contemporary gospel, and some unexpected layers of rap and pop too.
From awe and wonder to grief and despair, from questions to revelation, each song (or modern day psalm) in the four volume collection is a journal entry of the adventure and discovery of life and love, in the companionship of Christ. Crossway Worship Volume Four portrays a season of confident joy and celebration in God's constancy and undying mercy, which actively pursues each of us daily to bring wisdom, comfort, renewal, and strength.