Samuel Bradshaw is a linguistics student at Brigham Young University and is currently involved in a project organizing information and links for LDS hymns and artists. Bradshaw also enjoys participating in events as a musician: he plays the piano, mostly by ear, and loves to sing.
Visit Samuel Bradshaw’s website.
Brenda Crofts Reep is a transcriptionist, which means she turns songs into sheet music. She also writes music, mostly spiritual and Christmas. In addition, Reep arranges hymns for various choir combinations, and is currently arranging for youth choirs.
Brenda creates live and recorded accompaniments for soloists and instrumentalists, and helps people learn how to fully use a Clavinova and other luxury keyboards. She works with electronics and has a nicely equipped studio which she spends most of her time in.
Reep is a mother of seven (four of which are still young), a widow, and grandmother of one adorable little munchkin.
Visit Brenda Crofts Reep’s website.
H. Bruce McInnis is a musician, singer and songwriter. In 1994, he signed a management deal with the Joe Taylor Artist Agency in Nashville, Tennessee and toured the South as “Manna” doing original contemporary christian music. Manna was featured on the Old Time Gospel hour on TNN with David Frizzell.
After the band broke up, McInnis returned to Maine to write. During that time, McInnis penned two songs that became the most-requested Christmas songs on Maine radio in the early 1990′s.
H. Bruce McInnis is a self-taught musician, singer and songwriter. He started young by writing his eighth grade graduation song and performing it at graduation. He also received the first music award ever presented at his elementary school and went on to create a band and play throughout high school. Bruce continues to write and enjoy music today.
Visit H. Bruce McInnis’s website.
Jason Jones has a long background in the LDS music scene, both as a band member of groups such as Enzign and Herod the Fink, and as a master of digital media. While he loves to play and create most forms of rock and roll (especially on the drums), his true passion is recording music.
Jones owns and operates a studio in Springville, UT. He invites anyone to “come on down to the studio and let’s get your music out to the world!”
Visit Jason Jones’s website.
Dusty Dee has a familiar, toe tapping sound; it won’t take long before you’re singing along.
Songs to dance to. Songs to sing along with. Songs that tell a story. Songs about home.
“Dusty Dee has a distinctive voice and a quirky sense of humor … as well as a knack for telling a good story” – Richard Amery, LABeat.ca (Oct 27, 2009).
But don’t take our word for it; head on over to www.DustyDee.com and find out for yourself.
Visit Dusty Dee’s website.
Alan Sanders, John Paul, Lorenzo Blackburn and Blake Smith are brothers in music. Their style is somewhat folky, a little country, light on the rock but always heavy on heart and soul.
Their songs tell stories which are sometimes amusing and sometimes just outright emotional, but most of all they enjoy performing and have the common goal of entertaining others and hopefully lightening their load in life.
Visit Sons of Other Mothers’s website.
Lindy Kerby is known for her LDS inspirational piano and vocal music. Several of her pieces have won awards from the Church’s LDS music competition, and two have been chosen to be performed at the Church’s LDS music award concerts.
Lindy manages a popular LDS music website where many of her arrangements and original songs can be downloaded for free.
She is a full time mother with seven children and loves to write and record music whenever she can find the time!
Visit Lindy Kerby’s website.
The One Man Mormon Blues Band is the brainchild of Gary McCallister. By day, he is a professor of biology at a small liberal arts college, but at night, McCallister turns into a lonely, old blues-man.
McCallister sings a unique form of the blues that has emerged from western Colorado, celebrating the hard times and persecution of the Mormons. His music is contemporary and based on scriptural stories, or common personal and cultural problems faced by LDS people.
The music of The One Man Mormon Blues Band has been described variously as, “emotional whiplash”, stealth spirituality”, “vintage fine whine for tee-total-ers”, and even “the most moving nativity story I have ever heard”.
Visit One Man Mormon Blues Band’s website.
n8 and Company’s music is “a rainbow of fruit flavors from acoustic guitar ballads to 80′s power rock.” At least 50 percent of their material is written in Spanish. n8 has been on Colombian radio and TV. n8 says he would love to be the writing wind beneath someone’s vocal wings.
n8 also tells LDSMusicians he’s “not a songwriter who was blessed with the pipes to perform music like it deserves, i.e. Michael McClain, Eddie Van Halen, Tom Scholtz.” We think Colombian radio and TV would disagree.