Kermit Easterling Band

Kermit Easterling Band

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The Kermit Easterling Band invades audiences with their naked pursuit of life’s unanswerable questions and darkest secrets. They write on ecstatic love, spiraling depression, brokenness, hope, humor, loss, and the unexplainable, life-changing power of Grace.

Biography

“In my life, God never speaks to me more clearly, then when I am worshiping.” - Kermit Easterling

We are the Kermit Easterling Band in association with KFrog Ministries, a not-for- profit organization, based out of Alcoa, TN. Our mission is to help you experience music and worship in a new and exciting way. God has blessed us with the ability to write and play for his glory, and there is nothing we enjoy doing more. If you are interested, we would like to bring this gift to you, to your church, your youth group, small group, conference, camp, mission trip, coffee house, or any other gathering. We are a diverse group with a unique sound, blending original worship songs with timeless hymns and contemporary Christian rock. We can fit whatever your needs may be. Our God is alive! He is powerful and exciting, and we would like to celebrate his immeasurable grace and all consuming love with you.

-Kermit-

Kermit Easterling invades audiences with his naked pursuit of life’s unanswerable questions and darkest secrets. He writes on ecstatic love, spiraling depression, brokenness, hope, humor, loss, and the unexplainable, life changing power of Grace.

Kermit is a singer/songwriter who presently calls Alcoa, Tennessee his home. Born and raised in the sunshine state of Florida, it was there that his musical journey began. Starting with piano, bassoon, and drums, he learned to explore a variety of instruments and styles. Kermit eventually discovered the guitar, which helped launch his songwriting career with its ever evolving sound and portability. He has since played all over the United States and even as far as Northern Ireland and Puerto Rico. He even spent time in the military, overseas in Kosovo, with guitar in hand.

Predominantly acoustic, Kermit’s music is a well blended mix of folk, rock, worship and more.

-Kevin Harris-

Along with Kevin’s hope in Jesus, comes also his hope that when he gets to go to be with Christ for eternity, there would also be a guitar waiting for him. Kevin can’t get enough of playing and singing for and about his Lord and Savior. An incredible talent and leader, Kevin Harris has led worship in many different venues in the East Tennessee area.

Kevin was born, raised, and lives with his wife, Lindsay, in Maryville, Tennessee. Picking up the guitar in his teen years, the natural ability to play came easy. His ability to lead a crowd of people, young to old, into praising Christ, is an obvious gift from God. Playing and singing with this band is an incredible complement for Kermit.

-Lonnie Carver-

Lonnie is a native of Blount County. Born in Maryville Tennessee in 1953 and raised in Lakemont. He and his son Alex and daughter Emma live in Maryville. Also living in Maryville is Lonnie’s oldest daughter Sara along with her husband and their two children.

Lonnie has been a musician/entertainer for nearly 42 years. Traveling the country or working close to home in the music/entertainment industry has given him a unique perspective on the world and its inhabitants. In Spring of 2006 God gave him a conviction to leave the secular music industry and devote his talents to serving Him in whatever way He desires. Along with playing in the Kermit Easterling Band, Lonnie is also the worship leader at Tellico Lake Church in Vonore, Tennessee. It is his goal to glorify Our Savior with contemporary as well as traditional praise and worship music and to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever and whenever possible.

-Jeff Roller_

"Jeff is a master on the bass guitar. Whether thumping on his custom 5-string fretless, his Rickenbacker, or any one of his numerous other axes, he powerfully connects his big heart and his well oiled craft with his passion to bring glory to God and his Lord Jesus Christ. Jeff has faithfully and sacrificially used his gift to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus in many venues for over two decades.

Jeff is married to his beautiful wife Laurel and lives in Maryville, TN. He is a man of God that deeply loves and nurtures his wife. He has weathered many storms and has emerged with a deeper trust and reliance on his Lord and Savior Jesus. Ask him where his hope is found and be prepared to hear his story of redemption and of the God that has so relentlessly pursued him. " Keith Davis, Elder R.O.C.C.

Jeff gives all his thanks and gives all the glory to Christ his Redeemer. Jeff has three children, his oldest son Jeff is with the USMC serving his country in Iraq, his daughter Amanda is in medical school training to become a nurse, and his daughter Katy is an honors student in high school pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.

-Jason Roller-

Lyrics

The Great I Am

Written By: Kermit Easterling

Chorus:
You are Messiah
You are Savior
You are the Lion and the Lamb
You are the Great I Am!

You are Alpha and Omega
You are the Beginning and the End
You are the Great I Am!
You are the Great I Am!

Verse 1:
Oh Lord You’re Beautiful
My God there is no one like You
The Heavens declare Your Glory
All Creation tells the story

Verse 2:
You are the King above all Kings
An all Consuming Fire
The angels sing Your praises
And Your people raise their voices

Bridge:
To You oh Lord all praise is due
And we cry Holy! Holy!
Every knee will bow before You
And we cry Holy! Holy!
For You alone are worthy
And we cry Holy! Holy!
You are Lord God Almighty
And we cry Holy! Holy!
And we cry Holy! Holy!
And we cry Holy! Holy!

Swept Away

Written By: Kermit Easterling

VERSE
My God You are amazing
So much more than I can comprehend
You are my Savior and my Friend

Who can fathom Your wisdom?
The mystery of Your ways?
O God my Father, Ancient of Days

CHORUS
So here I stand
In the wonder of You
In the depth of Your greatness
In all that You do

I fall to my knees
In awe of Your ways
In the light of Your glory
I am swept away
I am swept away

Hallelujah! Praise the King

Written By: Kermit Easterling

Verse 1:
All that I am, All that I'll be,
I lay all of me at Your feet.
All of my sin, All that I hide,
There on the cross on which You died.

'Cause I want to love You much more than I do,
I want to give my all to You.
I want to shout, I want to sing,
Hallelujah to the King!
Hallelujah to the King!

Chorus:
Hallelu...Hallelu... Hallelu...Hallelujah!
Praise the King!

Verse 2:
I give You glory, I fall before You,
To You all praise is due.
Lord of creation, Almighty Father,
You are great above all others.

'Cause I want to love You much more than I do,
I want to give my all to You.
I want to shout, I want to sing,
Hallelujah to the King!
Hallelujah to the King!

Discography

"Songs from the Spare Room"
"Worship @ Crossroads"

Set List

The majority of our set is original works.
With our current set we can play for 2 - 3 hours.