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For fans of Skillet, Switchfoot, David Crowder, and All American Rejects, here's a no-brainer gift idea that will definetly win cool points for desperate parents and delight hard-to-please music enthusiasts: Buy "Rescue", a new CD from the independent, Texas based band A Road Less Traveled.

"Rescue", available in December on myspace.com/aroadlesstraveled or at the band's website, arltmusic.com, combines heavy-hitting alt-rock sounds with straightforward, inspired lyrics about Christian living. Though the CD is not yet available at Christian retail brick-and-mortar stores, it's definitely worth digging for. This 5 piece band, comprised of front man Zach Dietz, guitarist Shawn Anglin, bassist Chris Brown, turn-table/midi programmer Michael Murry and drummer Kuhrt Cowan, has been fortifying its unique sound since the band formed nearly five years ago. A steady diet of touring, from churches and festivals to camps and bowling alleys, has solidified these five into one of the best independent outfits on the present rock scene. Songs from "Rescue" run the gamut from acoustic guitar driven gems with tight harmonies, such as "Maybe" to the harder-edged, staccato piano/ electric guitar track "Who I Am" to the soaring, radio-ready title track "Rescue." - CCM (Contemporary Christian Music Magazine)


Recently awarded the “Best Independent Band of 2007” in CCM Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, A Road Less Traveled has created an attention-demanding buzz amongst live music circles across the country. Dubbed a “Famecast Fenom” through a worldwide online video competition called Famecast, they were awarded a notable cash prize through the support of their wide-spread fan base, affectionately referred to as ‘Roadies’.

During the fall of 2007, two tracks off of their debut album “Rescue” achieved national air play without the funding of a record label. This project contains 12 hard-hitting songs that will leave you humming the melody to tunes like the lyrically inquisitive and hope-infusing “Maybe”.

Amongst other highlights such as sitting on the Top 30 spots on ChristianRock.net, and playing on radios everywhere, ARLT has emerged on the scene with an obvious fervor to make their presence and their purpose known in the Christian music industry.

“We just really want to present a message of hope to anyone who will give us an honest listen,” says Shawn Anglin, electric guitarist for the band. “We play for a generation that is just tired and discouraged, and they need to know that they are needed and they can have something positive to contribute to our world”.

Sharing the stage with acts like Family Force 5, Pillar, Tait, Seventh Day Slumber, Superchick, Kutless, Building 429 and Barlow Girl, this band presents a willingness to play anywhere they can. The November 2006 issue of CCM magazine noted, "A steady diet of touring, from churches to festivals to camps and bowling alleys, has solidified these five into one of the best independent outfits on present rock scene." After playing more than 100 shows in 2007 it’s easy to see that 2008 is definitely a year of promise for A Road Less Traveled.
- Salem Publishing CCM Magazine


Discography

"Walk" 2001- full-length album
"Loved By You" 2003- Single
"Maybe", "Avenue 2", "Who I Am" 2004- EP
"Rescue" 2007- full-length album

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Recently awarded the “Best Independent Band of 2007” in CCM Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, A Road Less Traveled has created an attention-demanding buzz amongst live music circles across the country. Dubbed a “Famecast Fenom” through a worldwide online video competition called Famecast, they were awarded a notable cash prize through the support of their wide-spread fan base, affectionately referred to as ‘Roadies’.

During the fall of 2007, two tracks off of their debut album “Rescue” achieved national air play without the funding of a record label. This project contains 12 hard-hitting songs that will leave you humming the melody to tunes like the lyrically inquisitive and hope-infusing “Maybe”.

Amongst other highlights such as sitting on the Top 30 spots on ChristianRock.net, and playing on radios everywhere, ARLT has emerged on the scene with an obvious fervor to make their presence and their purpose known in the Christian music industry.

“We just really want to present a message of hope to anyone who will give us an honest listen,” says Shawn Anglin, electric guitarist for the band. “We play for a generation that is just tired and discouraged, and they need to know that they are needed and they can have something positive to contribute to our world”.

Sharing the stage with acts like Family Force 5, Pillar, Tait, Seventh Day Slumber, Superchick, Kutless, Building 429 and Barlow Girl, this band presents a willingness to play anywhere they can. The November 2006 issue of CCM magazine noted, "A steady diet of touring, from churches to festivals to camps and bowling alleys, has solidified these five into one of the best independent outfits on present rock scene." After playing more than 100 shows in 2007 it’s easy to see that 2008 is definitely a year of promise for A Road Less Traveled.