Goliath Down's first release, Crazy Idea, hit #1 in it's first week on KXOJ's independent artist site and stayed there for months. The band's subsequent releases have each had their turn on the site's charts, and now their song, Shoulder, is in regular rotation on Women of Substance Radio. In three days on Jango, fans from Sweden and Canada joined their growing US fanbase. "We believe in a Creator who loves us and a Savior who changes lives. Most people start out wanting to believe, but through disillusionment, fear, anger, addiction, they collect debris that creates a wall between themselves and God. We want to lift them over, to help them discover Who God is and how deeply He loves them. We try to do this in our daily lives, but we dream of carrying this message around the world through the music we've been given." Drummer Ted Cole was working in 3 bands when Goliath Down contacted him. When asked if he had time for a project that was more ministry than money, he said, "I've been wanting to do music for God for a long time. This is an answer to prayer." Ted's precision timing and flexibility was an answer to the band's prayers, as well. The band itself is the culmination of 6 years of praying, working and seeking for singer/lyricist Kristi Bridges, who has written and performed with jazz and blues musicians, even winning a spot as a finalist on the TV contest Gimme the Mike, but found herself bouncing off the walls that locked her into genres. Finding a group of musicians who shared the skill to play anything and the desire to speak openly about Jesus has been like discovering Mountain Dew after being raised on dishwater. And they are talented musicians. Bassist Steven Sherrill has played for over 30 years, and his funky riffs keep your ears alert and smiling. Justin Kasparek started teaching guitar right out of college, and the strings seem to bend to his brainwaves, without waiting for his constantly moving fingers. He gives the glory to God, insisting that every song is a gift. After a year of recording, the band's full-length, self-titled CD is out. They've had terrific responses to their shows and now they're ready for your earbuds! I've collected debris In this puddle of me But when Your Spirit flows I can let it go in a whitewater rush of hope Hanging for the ride, yeah, I'm alive --from 'Whitewater'