Kansas Bible Company

Kansas Bible Company

 The Kansas Bible Company is composed of 2 trumpets, alto sax, tenor sax, bass trombone, 3 electric guitars, bass, and 2 percussionists.  Due to the sheer number of diverse musicians, the KBC is able to explore many different musical genres, including rock, soul, surf rock, and progressive rock.  The music is composed by all members of the band, using the organizational strategies of democracy, communism, facism and anarchy.  The result is a high-energy performance influenced by music across genres and throughout time.  Songwriters in the band propose songs or lyrics, while those more inclined toward improvisation change or add to this basic framework.  Soon the song has morphed from one musician's idea into a full-blown masterpiece, crafted by 11 musicians.

A more recent trend in the music of the Kansas Bible Company involves the use of "odd" time signatures and unconventional song structures.  As they have been immersed in the music industry of Nashville, this group of musicians has been inspired to pursue a musical style that they can call their own.  When a song sounds too much like something that has been done before, this is an indication to change or spice up this part of the song.  At the same time, the KBC is decidedly "pop music," in that they highly value a positive reaction from their audience.  The point of challenging the conventions of popular music is not be "avant garde" (abstract for the sake of being abstract), but to develop a unique blend of creative and original music that can be enjoyed by any audience.  

KBC has released one full-length album title "Ad Astra Per Aspera" (April 2011) and a surf-themed EP titled "The Surf Rock Trilogy" (May 2011).  Both were recorded and produced by the band itself.  Work has begun on their next album, which will be released in the summer of 2012.