"Praising the Lord in song," "sharing our faith," and "being role models for youths" Those are three phrases The Overtones use to describe themselves. "Talented singers who harmonize beautifully," "wonderful Christian men," and "great guys who are fun to be with" Those are three phrases their fans use to describe The Overtones.
Regardless of the words that tell their story, one thought overwhelms the listener as he or she attends any concert involving The Overtones - "These guys can really sing!"
These guys are John Deboy, brothers Augie and Paul Pence, and Levi Riggs. All in their early 20's and either graduates or current students of Purdue University, The Overtones have been making great music for more than six years.
Whether performing in concerts throughout the Midwest on weekends or recording albums in Nashville, Tenn., and Lafayette, Ind., The Overtones have blended their musical lives into their personal lives as young professionals.
The Overtones' sixth CD production, entitled "Everyday" and released in May of 2009, features songs written by friends, roommates, acquaintances and Nashville writers. The Overtones make them all sound great... and make Producer Garry Jones very proud.
"This is The Overtones' best effort yet," says Jones. "It displays their great versatility and blend of talents while providing a wonderful balance. Whether the listener appreciates country, contemporary, or gospel, there's something on ‘Everyday' that everyone will enjoy."
Prior the "Everyday," The Overtones recorded five CD projects and one DVD.
Their 2008 release, "Walk," was the first project featuring Levi Riggs as lead singer. That CD inspires listeners to "Walk By Faith" and reaffirms the truth that we serve one God who supplies all we need. Also, in 2008, the group released its first DVD, also entitled "Walkin' Home" featuring many of the same songs along with interviews and testimonials by the singers.
"Sanctuary" was released in 2007 providing a refuge in times of need with comfort of song, featuring hymns of joy and peace. Songs like "Lord, Prepare Me," "Peace in the Valley," and "To God Be the Glory," make this CD a keepsake.
The group had two CD releases in 2006. "In Harmony with the King" reminds listeners that living as children of God is not always easy, but assures us that He will never leave us. "The Overtones Live"was recorded live at their spring concert at the Rossville Fine Arts Center, in Rossville, Ind., close to the high school choir room where The Overtones' harmony was first discovered and developed by music teacher Janel Baker.
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