|Narrow Road Band Bio|
| In 1991, Kent Schreiber learned how to utilize the six-stringed picker. From there, he wrote a few tunes, teamed up with two college friends named Greg Reddin and Tim Pickard, then slapped his songs on a demo tape. Not knowing exactly what to call the audible madness, Kent labeled the soon to be forgotten project "Narrow Road."
In 1993, Greg and Kent called up Adrian James, (a high school acquaintance of Kent's) to beat on the skins. These three young, dashing men practiced out in the snow behind Kent's house. Stuck without a moniker, Kent suggested "Narrow Road" from his old demo tape. THe guys smiled, and the rest was history. Later in the yeat, John Huffmaster and Jason Nunley were recruited into the fold, and Narrow Road played the college scene estensively for the next two year. During this period the band became known for serving up a raw, energized rock show with a signature acoustic set sprinkled in the middle.
1995 brought dramatic change for the band. Greg and Jason left to form a band called Ash Wednesday, John pursued other interests, Kent left to become a youth minister, and Adrian was somewhere in the middle of the vortex. Before Kent left, he and Adrian performed one concert at a coffeehouse as a duo called Leave the Earth. The music was soft, simple and acoustic. This set the stage for the things to come. Adrian called Kent one day and basically esclaimed "Let's make an album." Kent's response was something to the effect of "Okay." Enter Darren Huckey, a hearty, robust young chap from a heavy metal band named Crimson. The two dashing guys liked the hearty, robust chap and recruited him into the fold. Together these (ahem) gentlemen recorded the acoustic ariented "as Bridges Burn..." and its follow up, "Slice Of Life."
Here is where it gets sticky. The band struggles to find musical identity. With the majority of the members coming from the 1970's rock era, the conflict was born of: "This song should be soft and acoustic" vs. "This song should be loud and shreddin'!" (In retrospect, it was all good.) (Well, most of it.)
'97 - '99 saw members come and go. Among the NR hall of fifteen minute fame, one could find the names: Zach "Jazz" Carpenter, "Pro" Zack Wise, Brian Roach, Josh Hines, Allan Fuller, Brian "Decafe" Pearson, Nathan "The Lifesaver, Nate O'" Cash, and Dave "Pancakes, D-Tour" Fox.
Most people came to know (and some, to love) Narrow Road in the following format: Dave Fox on Drums and Percussion, Michael Wall on Bass, Adrian James on Lead Guitar and Violin, Allan Fuller on Keys and Kent Schreiber on Vocals and Rhythm Guitar. This line-up cut a recording of cutting-edge material featuring fast-paced, feel-good rockers, and tangy, emotional blues. The project was complete, but unfortunately, was never allowed to see the light of day. During this time frame, Kent was having some problems at the Circle K and left the band. Narrow Road played a few shows without him, but internal struggles were developing, so the band was put on hold. In 1998, Kent onece again asked the guys to get together and reorganize the group. The band soldiered on once more through 1999. Dave, however, felt the calling to Cemetary, Uh, Seminary.
Today Kent and Adian have gotten back together and are reforming Narrow Road. Mike has left the band due to time restrants and Family.
The main thing: None of the above really matters. Young people and students have been led to Jesus Christ and inspired at different intervals from God's ministry through Narrow Road. Everything else is simply vanity under the sun.
The Outfamous January 29th, 2,000 A.D.
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