Ian Kristofer

Ian Kristofer

BandChristianAdult Contemporary

"Inspired by music ranging from Phil Wick ham and building 429 to the well known U2. Ian Kristofer is a self taught guitar player and songwriter, who wears his heart and message in the open for all to see. He uses acoustic rock mixed with folk style guitar to expose his contagious heart"

Biography

Waking up in the late hours of the night to write down a song idea was common for many years of Ian's life, however playing an instrument and singing was a dream locked deep in a guarded heart. Coming from a very musically talented family, living in a small town in Alaska, and being known as an athlete only kept the thoughts of being able..."to measure up" artistically running through his mind constantly. This paralyzed any movement of letting God's creativity out of Ian for many years. It was not until coming home on his birthday in 2001 from work and finding a guitar on the bed with a note from his wife saying "God is telling you to do something you should do it!" that ignited the courage to move forward in all the Lord had for him.
Ian is a passionate songwriter and worshiper who shares Christ wherever God takes him. Ian has the ability to welcome all into an atmosphere of grace by using humor and vulnerability. Ian longs to convey the finished work of Christ and what that means for our identity as Christians in how we live day to day. Through his music he shares the messiness of his own spiritual life on the journey that God has taken him on already.

Lyrics

All Ye Broken

Written By: Ian Kristofer Gennari

I see the burdens you carry. I want to save you from the weight of the world. My child why do you tarry? Give me the things that bind up your soul. My yoke is easy. The burden I give is light. Come all ye broken. Come all ye faint of heart. Come all ye weary souls and find, your rest in me. Leave the cares of this world far behind. Keep your feet on the narrow road. I know the path on this journey is winding. Fear not the way I will show. My word is a lamp unto your step. My name is the light. Come all ye broken. Come all ye faint of heart. Come all ye weary souls and find, your rest in me. My word is a lamp. My word is a lamp unto your step. My word is a lamp. My name is the light. Come all ye broken. Come all ye faint of heart. Come all ye weary souls and find, your rest in me. Come all ye broken. Come all ye faint of heart. Come all ye weary souls and find your rest, And find your rest, Come and find your rest in me.

Tomorrow

Written By: Ian Kristofer Gennari

Life is too short to live it with regrets, when making a difference can begin with one small step.
It’s like knowing you could die trying, but having the strength to keep on fighting.
We’re not promised tomorrow. We’re only given today. Let’s get down to living or dieing,
Cause time is wasted away, wasted away. Been at a crossroad, and don’t know which way to turn.
Sometimes the hard way is the only way we learn. It’s like knowing you could die trying but having courage to go down fighting. We’re not promised tomorrow. We’re only given today. Let’s get down to living or dieing, Cause time is wasted away, wasted away. Your heart is telling you don’t wait another day. This could be your moment the time is now don’t delay. We’re not promised tomorrow. We’re only given today. Let’s get down to living or dieing, Cause time is wasted, waisted. We’re not promised tomorrow. We’re only given today. Let’s get down to living or dieing, Cause time is wasted away, waisted away.

Found

Written By: Ian Kristofer Gennari

Alone is sitting in the dark knowing that no one can hear. It’s being lost in a giant crowd with far to many near. If we could be anything in life what would it be? What would it be? We want to be found, discovered to our core. We want to be rescued, not abandoned or left wanting something more. If life would give up something for us now, we’d want to be found. Alone is claiming victory and there is no one there to see. It’s shouting at the top of our lungs and no one’s listening. If we could be anything in life what would it be? We want to be found, discovered to our core. We want to be rescued, not abandoned or left wanting something more. If life would give up something for us now we’d want to be found. We’d want to be found. Alone is hanging on the cross between two thieves, Or crying father why have you forsaken me. Oh the depths of loneliness when they layed You in the ground, But amazing grace how sweet the sound that we have been…Found, discovered, forgiven to our core. We have rescued, not forgotten or left wanting to be whole. The savior gave up all he could for us and more so we could be, Found, discovered, forgiven to our core. We have rescued, not forgotten or left wanting to be whole. The savior gave up all he could for us and more so we could be found. What a sweet, sweet sound. We have been found. What a sweet, sweet sound. We have been found. What a sweet, sweet sound. We have been found. What a sweet, sweet, sweet sound.

Stay Alive(That Day)

Written By: Ian Kristofer Gennari

Been staring at a blank page unsure of the words you’ll say. Don’t let today be that day.
Life can feel so unfair and the pain seems just so much to bare. Don’t let today be that day.
Can’t you hear them cry, don’t give up, don’t give in to the lies. I know you’ve been thinking doesn’t everyone die. Maybe you are right but I’m sure it’s not your time. The world’s a better place with you alive. Just stay alive. Should you leave the light on? Would they even know you’re gone?
Don’t let today be that day. Can you escape the pain, or will they all just wonder if they’re to blame?
Don’t let today be that day. Can’t you hear them cry, don’t give up, don’t give in to the lies. I know you’ve been thinking doesn’t everyone die. Maybe you are right but I’m sure it’s not your time. The world’s a better place with you alive. Just stay alive. Is this the end of the road, another dead end street,
or will you find another way? Will you give in and suffer defeat, Or find your way to your knees and pray? Please find your way to your knees and pray. Don’t let today be that day! Can’t you hear them cry, don’t give up, don’t give in to the lies. Can’t you hear them cry, don’t give up, don’t give in to the lies. I know you’ve been thinking doesn’t everyone die. Maybe you are right but I’m sure it’s not your time.
The world’s a better place with you alive. Just stay alive. Just stay alive. You see my world’s a better place. I said my world’s a better place with you alive.

Bless The Lord(oh my soul)

Written By: Ian Kristofer Gennari

Stop right there and breathe in the air. Let's thank Him for that breath. Oh to think how the King of Kings laid down His life to take our death. Bless the Lord oh my soul. All that's in me praise His name. Bless the Lord oh my soul. All that's in me sing. With all I am I’ll bring everything before my King. Bless the Lord oh my soul. Yesterday, and today, and all the days to come. You remain unchanged, the same, all Glory to the one. Bless the Lord oh my soul. All that's in me praise His name. Bless the Lord oh my soul. All that's in me sing. With all I am all bring everything before my King. Bless the Lord oh my soul. My mind's filled with wonder, overwhelmed by amazing love. These lips praise no other, but the one and only King above. Bless the Lord oh my soul. All that's in me praise His name. Bless the Lord oh my soul. All that's in me sing. With all I am all bring everything before my King. Bless the Lord oh my soul. Bless the Lord oh my soul, bless the lord oh my soul, bless the lord oh my soul and all that is in me, bless the lord oh my soul and all that is in me.

Discography

"Tomorrow"-acoustic e.p. self release-Oct 2011

"Tomorrow"-full length released by Tate Music Group in
May 2013

"Tomorrow" full length is currently streaming

"Stay Alive" track is currently streaming internationally

Set List

Tomorrow
Stay Alive
Found
Chased
After All
Oklahoma City
Cold Canyon Road
Wondering Why
Oh My Soul
All Ye Broken