Join us for the next show on April 24th, 8pm !
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist Jean Watson delved into the Christian recording world in 2003. During a time of great brokenness in Jean’s life, her landlord accidentally heard her sing and donated money to make her first CD! She gave the CD away to anyone who would listen and soon was singing and speaking in churches, coffeehouses, homeless shelters, and prisons, sharing the story of how God was transforming her life. Since that time, Jean’s voice and testimony of God's grace and healing have touched thousands of lives around the world. She has recorded seven albums to date including her latest CD, “Steady My Gaze” featuring Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley, guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy, and John Ellis of ‘Tree63’. Jean’s musical style is eclectic and features an abundance of celtic-infused violin and Watson’s signature haunting vocals. She has been honored four times as the Best Female Praise and Worship Artist USA by the UK Christian Music Alliance. Watson can be heard worldwide on UCB Radio Ireland where she hosts a daily inspirational radio show. Watson has appeared on The 700 Club, TBN's Praise The Lord, Cornerstone Television Network's flagship show, Real Life, LeSea TV's The Harvest Show, CTN's Bridges and many more media outlets across the globe. Though her ministry is now international, Jean is still passionate about bringing hope to the hopeless through words and music. Having performed in majestic cathedrals and grand concert halls, her favorite venues are still homeless shelters and prisons. When she is not traveling, Jean enjoys playing violin in the Kalamazoo Symphony, spending time with her family, and riding her horse, Rosie.
Therese Maynard is a gifted artist. Hailing out of the Metro-Detroit area, she has been writing and performing music for many years. In addition to writing thought-provoking music, Therese is a gifted pianist and guitarist. Her musical influences include Carol King, The Supremes, Carly Simon, and Aretha Franklin. Vocally, she has often been compared to Allison Krause and Joni Mitchell. Therese is a prolific songwriter. She spends much of her time sharing music at churches, in coffeehouses and in prisons. Her freshman release – “Faithful” is beautiful collection of songs that tell of her spiritual journey and give honor to the faithfulness of God.
Take the vocal and melodic sound of Seal; add a little funk; guitar work like Toto; bundled with a spiritual focus; and you have - Rufus Harris. Since the mid-70s, this Metro Detroit native has been writing and performing music. His cleverly crafted songs illustrates Rufus’ creativity and varied musical influences. His upbringing in Alaska exposed him to all types of musical artists ranging from Sly and the Family Stone to the Beatles. For years he was the principle singer and songwriter in a band call Jubal. They performed throughout the Midwest and East coast sharing their unique sound from the 70s thru the early 90s. During his time with Jubal, Rufus was one of the most requested recording engineers in Detroit. George Clinton, Earl Klugh, The Four Tops, Marvin and BeBe Winans, and The Commodores, are among the celebrated national recording artists with whom he has worked.