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josh and josiah play a new year's eve concert at grace bible church in
ceiba, puerto rico. local band, believing didymus opens things up for
josiah and josh. following the concert the gbc youth group hosted a coffee
house which was enjoyed by all. centermark partner brian patton, patrick
martin, brian martin, and will smith debuted as "willenuim and the
boys" with their hit song 2000 + 1.
josh arrives in puerto rico.
josiah flies to puerto rico along with his sister rebecca, centermark partner
and friend brian patton, his roommate patrick martin, and patrick's older brother
summer finale. jacob's ladder coffee house once again hosted the sounds
of new river coal. the mc of the evening was john king. sam judd, benny warden, and
lee ann bell all provided opening music before nrc took the stage. in the middle of
nrc's second song, the mixing board was fried! this obviously caused some problems.
after many attempts to repair the equipment, the guys continued their summer finale with
an all acoustic set.
sam rejoins the band again for a concert at faith baptist church in prosperity, west
virginia. the band really enjoyed having sam back again.
after an outdoor potluck supper, daniels bible church hosted their own
new river coal for an evening of music at the church. the weather was beautiful
and everyone enjoyed the evening. sam was again unable to join the band due to illness.
josiah and josh played an acoustic set at serendipity coffee house in uptown
new river coal was invited to play music for Adopt-A-Highway's annual picnic at
pipestem state park.
the band played a concert at their own church's youth group, daniels bible church.
sam was unable to attend the concert due to illness, but the other boys played on
new river coal plays a concert at locust grove baptist church in sam and josiah's native
huntington, west virginia. it was a great evening of music and ministry along with
many friends and family of the band.
happy birthday to josiah smith!
NRC enjoyed a great
day at Beckley Mainstreet in uptown Beckley Friday, July, 21, 2000. A
few hundred people turned out to hear the bands. NRC was opening for Ezekial's
Vision, a great band that played a great concert. NRC made the local news,
and sold a lot of albums, and some to first-time NRC listeners. Josiah
(virtually coming out of the closet as a songwriter) debuted his new song
"Nothing Without You", a song you will be hearing more of in the future.
They rounded out the show with a unique twist on "Agatha", sung by Josiah
new river coal were guests on randy warden's friday evening, primetime
radio broadcast of TGIF (tune God in first) on WJLS AM560. the band answered
some questions about the music, the songs and about a relationship with
God. randy played the band's songs; "honest ambiguity", the band's first
song to be played over the radio, "through the fog" as well as a vintage
randy stonehill song, among others. another first for the band was playing
two songs, live on the air, in the studio; "seeker" from the album, and
a newer song called "good news for the losers".
coaL altered the name of the band to "new river coal".
serendipity coffee house on neville street in beckley, west virginia hosted
"an evening of folk music" featuring the members of coaL and guests; benny
warden, kim buttram, linda buttram, jodi buttram, jessi buttram and gina
smith. josiah smith debuted a few of his new songs, sam smith and his
wife of 13 days sang a new song and josh buttram debuted a new song called;
"new river coal". A great evening of folk at a wonderful place.
Sam Smith and Gina Gayle Hanks celebrated
the Covenant of Marriage with a ceremony at Daniels Bible
Church. Music was provided in part by, Josiah Smith, Josh
Buttram and album co-producer, Centermark chief, Mark Breta, with John
Paice in charge of sound. Those standing with the groom included Josiah
Smith, and Centermark partner, Brian Patton.
coaL played for a Sunday evening service at Fresno Bible Church and had
a wonderful night there. Pastor Chris and the whole church were very hospitable
to the band and the "coal wives".
new river coal''s
debut album, here comes our hero, is set for a july release. watch the
news for more information concerning this exciting album.
the official website of new river coal (www.ilovecoal.com) officially
opens it's doors. this website will offer exclusive information on the
music of new river coal.
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