It all began for Tenth Avenue North when Mike Donehey, and Jason Jamison met at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. They recruited guitarist Jeff Owen and began booking themselves in churches and youth camps from Florida to Colorado. They began creating a buzz that caught the attention of label executives at Provident Label Group and landed a deal with Reunion Records.
Over and Underneath was released May 20, 2008, and quickly established Tenth Avenue North as one of the Christian music community’s most talented bands, and lead vocalist/principal songwriter Donehey began drawing comparisons to such visionary leaders as Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall, Third Day’s Mac Powell and Jars of Clay’s Dan Haseltine. For many young musicians, such early success may have proved paralyzing, but not for Tenth Avenue North because music for them has never been about awards and CD sales, but about the chance to impact lives.
The band has won two Dove awards since, and have continued to be one of the most popular bands in the CCM industry.
“When we were going through songs and writing songs, we weren’t worried about whether or not this record was going to take,” Jamison says of the album’s potential. “The No. 1 priority is the songs and the lyrics. We want to create strong songs that hopefully draw people in to experience Christ.”
Listen to Tenth Avenue North
|Don't Look Back||2003||Independent|
|Speaking of Silence||2005||Independent|
|God With Us EP||2006||Independent|
|Over & Underneath||2008||Reunion Records|
|The Light Meets The Dark||2010||Reunion Records|
|Tenth Avenue North Live: Inside and In Between||2011||Reunion Records|
|The Struggle||2012||Reunion Records|