Ethereal

Ethereal

BandFolkBluegrass

With bluegrass roots and powerful vocal harmonies, Ethereal offers spiritual truth and musical excellence.

Biography

Bluegrass roots and powerful vocal harmonies permeate the music of this unique Alabama band. The band is often compared to Caedmon's Call and Nickel Creek, but definitely has a sound of their own. Ethereal has been writing and performing for the past seven years. After releasing "Changed the Same" in 2003, the band received recognition locally through steady airplay on 93.7 WDJC in Birmingham. In addition, Ethereal has opend for CCM artists Todd Agnew , Derek Webb, and Salvador, Over the years, the band has grown, adding drums, bass, and keys to round out the bands' newgrass/folk rock sound and has even expanded its influence to some local nightclubs.

One thing that has not changed for Ethereal is their passion for musicianship and for Truth. As musicians, what higher calling is there than to glorify God by using your abilities to make the best music you can, be as creative as you can, and share it with as many people as possible? As teachers, what higher calling is there than to glorify God through challenging others with Truth, humbly teaching what you know, and always be learning yourself? This band is assured of their calling to merge these two into one. Ethereal longs to be musicians appreciating and promoting the arts, as well as teachers who are prepared to humbly speak Truth to their listeners. These are the roots of what they now seek to do as a band.

“Saved by Grace and changed the same. Glory to Your wonderful name. Surely I would live in vain if not for the Grace that my Savior brings.” - This line from their song, "Changed the Same" is the foundation of Ethereal's music and ministry.

Lyrics

We Will Sing

Written By: Corey Nolen

You are called Wonderful
Our Father, our Savior, Redeemer, Creator
You work all for your good
All glory and honor be yours forevermore, forevermore

We will sing of your mercy and of your worth
Of our sin and of the blood of Christ, by which we are justified
Every tongue under heaven and on the earth
Will soon declare the glory of the Lord, glory of the Lord
We'll be waiting, so until then We will sing

None could stand before your throne
Lest you grant the faith to believe in the grace
Shown through your only Son
A penance declaring your children are forever yours, forever yours

We will sing of your mercy and of your worth
Of our sin and of the blood of Christ, by which we are justified
Every tongue under heaven and on the earth
Will soon declare the glory of the Lord, glory of the Lord
We'll be waiting, so until then We will sing

Of Your love, of Your love
Of my love, of my love

We will sing of your mercy and of your worth
Of our sin and of the blood of Christ, by which we are justified
Every tongue under heaven and on the earth
Will soon declare the glory of the Lord, glory of the Lord
We'll be waiting, so until then We will sing

Places We'll Go

Written By: Corey Nolen

Hold the line I'm going over
To find our sisters and reach our brothers
They are a jewel to seek in the places unknown

Set your feet on this firm foundation
Cast your prayers to another nation
Though I will leave you behind
I know I won't go alone

Though the walls are steep and the well is deep and at times grows dark and cold
I know my God has brought me here and know who holds the ropes
In the places we'll go

We believe by the grace of God who brings Truth to the world on the backs of martyr's
Though it is deadly to know it must be carried on

So we'll go on this road ahead though the costs are high but we trust the Kingdom grows with every faithful stride
Cause where we go, the Lord will provide

So with our lanterns bright we step into the night with this faith this hope and love
To see the faith of nations rest in Jesus Christ alone, we'll go

Here at the cross, our hearts are cold
We'll pray for grace to know Christ's love
As we prepare to show the glory of our Lord, to the faces we'll know in the places we'll go

Changed the Same

Written By: Corey Nolen

Called to death my sin in gone
My King hath fought a valiant war
Victory through sacrifice
When justice took his very life

Visions of a kingdom come
Now thrown into this fallen world
Hearts for God yet hearts of stone
I need your grace more than ever before

Saved by grace and changed the same
Glory to your wonderful name
For surely I would live in vain
If not for the grace that my Savior brings

Now I possess no saving power
No deed will prove me reconciled
Mercy joined what I did part
And mercy now will change the helpless heart

Saved by grace and changed the same
Glory to your wonderful name
For surely I would live in vain
If not for the grace that my Savior brings

Discography

Tending Both Sides (2005)

Changed the Same (2003)
- music from Ethereal's cd received airplay on 93.7 WDJC in Birmingham, AL

Set List

Originals -
We Will Sing
Not The Same
Long Time Coming
Coming Round
Changed the Same
In The Still
You Are There
Places We'll Go
More Than Enough
Higher
Same Old Streets
Where Do You Go

Covers include Nickel Creek, Allison Krauss, Caedmon's Call, Coldplay, Keith Urban and various arrangements of hymns