David Crowder Band was a six-piece Christian rock and modern worship band from Waco, Texas.
Their final album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts.
They disbanded in 2012, with David Crowder initially pursuing a solo career and then later starting
a new group called "Crowder" and the rest of the band, except for Mike Hogan, forming The Digital Age.
The band began when Crowder realized that almost half of the students at Baylor University, a Christian
university, were not attending church. Finding this very surprising he and Chris Seay started University Baptist
Church (Waco, Texas) in 1995, while he was still a student. Crowder became Pastor of worship at the church
and led worship and continued to do so throughout the year. The church's congregation grew, as did the band's
Crowder began writing songs to incorporate into the worship times at the church and eventually the church
released an independent CD, which brought the band to a wider audience and invitations to festivals
and events followed.
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Christian rock, electronic rock, pop-punk, worship, bluegrass, alternative rock, folk rock
Crowder, The Digital Age
David Crowder -
lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, programming, theremin, keytar, electric guitar (1996-2012)
Jack Parker -
electric guitar, background vocals, Rhodes piano, mandolin, and banjo (1996-2012)
Mike Dodson -
bass guitar, keyboards, background vocals, cello (1996-2012)
Mike Hogan -
violin/strings, turntables, guitar, keyboard (1996-2012)
Jeremy "B-Wack" Bush -
drums, percussion, bells, programming (1996-2012)
Mark Waldrop -
electric guitar, mandolin, background vocals (2007-2012)
Jason Solley -
electric guitar, background vocals and mandolin (1996-2006)
Taylor Johnson -
electric guitar, mandolin, background vocals (2006-2007)
The band often incorporated unconventional instruments and elements into their music which
were created by the band's drummer Jeremy Bush. He modified a Speak & Spell for the song "I Can Hear
the Angels Singing (...Andeverandeverand...)", a guitar-shaped controller from the Guitar Hero
game to be used in "... neverending ...", and a robot drummer, named Steve 3PO, for use in
"Church Music", a silver box with blue lights and switches for "Can You Feel It?", and a MOTM modular
synthesizer used by Hogan.
He also manufactured a seven square-foot MPC style-MIDI controller for
the band Family Force 5. Hogan often played turntables and played electric violin with guitar effects.
A Smule "I Am T-Pain" iPhone app is used on "The Nearness"