July 7, 2011
Integrity Music announces the August 2 release of Alive
, a digital EP and the debut recording from rock/folk-influenced worshipers Brothers McClurg.
EP offers six new songs including “Just Say,” a co-write with Dove Award winning writer Paul Baloche. It also includes two co-writes with the band's labelmates All Sons & Daughters (David Leonard and Leslie Jordan) on the title track and “Psalm 23” and features Leonard and Jordan as guest vocalists.
Brothers McClurg actually began as two separate bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington but became a group of Christian brothers from various church traditions who share a desire to see lives changed through worship.
Joining the Hoisingtons in Brothers McClurg are Matt Poulsen (guitar), Dan Swain (bass), Justin Michau (guitar) and Peter Bordin (drums). On occasion, they are also joined by their sound technician Karl Maciag filling in on lead guitar or their friend Ed Chilungu on keys.
Until recently, this six-piece group from western New York were known as Relevant Worship, the name of their community-wide ministry. With their signing to Integrity Music, the band decided to embrace their musical heritage by taking the name Brothers McClurg. The name pays homage to Anthony and Chris' greatest influence, their maternal grandfather Pastor Bill McClurg, who led the southern gospel group The McClurg Family Singers.
Hailing from the Buffalo area, the band has been working to bring a bit of warmth and hope to an area known for its frigid winters and depressed economy. Their mission is to carry Jesus' message of life, hope and forgiveness to a city that has been told for years that it is dead, hopeless and forgotten. The Brothers work to reach their community through prayer and acts of service, blessing the Church and uniting the body of Christ in worship.
Additional information on Brothers McClurg can be found at:
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