Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York For those of you who might never have heard of him, David Crowder, aka Crowder, is a folktronica musician and former lead singer of the now-defunct David Crowder Band.The latter was an acclaimed Christian rock/modern worship band from Waco, Texas whose final album—Give Us Rest—debuted at No. 1 and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts, respectively. The group released nine albums between 1996 and its 2012 breakup, as well as a compilation, All This For A King: The Essential Collection, the following year.David Crowder Band was known for its incorporation of unconventional, often homemade instruments into its sound, created by the band’s drummer Jeremy Bush. These instruments ranged from a modified Speak & Spell to a silver box with switches and blue lights to a guitar-shaped controller from Guitar Hero, among others.Click here to learn about more concerts and events taking place at venues across Long Island in The Island Ear!Besides singing, Crowder played acoustic guitar, theremin, piano, keytar, electric guitar and programming in his namesake band. After its spit in 2012, he went solo.With his signature uber-long and bushy brown goatee, frizzly fro hairdo and Buddy Holly-esque eyeglasses, Crowder is much more than a musician and has a powerful connection to not just the sounds he creates but its message. David Crowder band has its origins with Crowder’s realization that nearly half the entire student population at Baylor University, a Christian university, were not attending church. So he did what any other inspired rocker/believer would: He co-founded a new university—University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas in 1995. (He was still a student!)Crowder became the pastor of worship at his new institute of higher learning, of course, and led worship throughout the year. This is where Crowder’s musical passions and religious devotion collided. He began to write songs specifically to incorporate into the church’s worship sessions.This led to an independent CD released by the church, 1996’s Pour Over Me, and then All I Can Say two years later, and eventually, invitations to play the music at festivals and events. The band got signed and began to tour extensively—returning, as band legend has it, to their home church for most Sundays.As mentioned earlier, Crowder is more than just a musician, and David Crowder Band was more than just your typical group. Not content on merely creating Christian rock with standard instruments and sounds, David Crowder Band merged the realms of folk, alt-rock, bluegrass, electronic ambiance and worship.David Crowder Band’s music was constantly evolving, constantly being reshaped, forever in a state of growth yet somehow also firmly rooted in Crowder and band members’ unwavering faith.Now solo, Crowder takes those visions and gives them new wings, new purpose, new meaning. Don’t miss this inspiring opportunity to catch him live at The Space at Westbury and experience all his music’s wonder, all its splendor, all its life, for yourself!Originally slated for a February 2014 release, his debut solo work Neon Steeple dropped just this May, and its lead single “I Am” rose to No. 3 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart!So come on down and let’s experience Crowder and his moving, inspirational, revelatory notes, together!The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com With Capital Kings and Ellie Holcomb. General Admission $25/VIP $55. Doors 7 p.m./Show 8 p.m. October 9
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 31-year-old Saint Albans man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle while trying to pop a wheelie in a parking garage at Roosevelt Field Mall in East Garden City on Halloween.Nassau County police said the motorcyclist was riding a Suzuki when he lost control and struck the retaining wall on the second level of the northeast parking garage at 8:50 p.m. Saturday.The victim, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle and are continuing the investigation.
According to a recent study, 45% of Americans took a summer vacation last year. That’s almost half of the country. The U.S. Travel Association predicts that number to increase in 2017.Do you know what the most popular activity was during summer travel? 54% said shopping! Credit unions, your members are likely to be on the go this summer. They are hitting the road, or the skies, and they are spending. As their trusted financial partner, are you preparing them with the right travel tools? Not sun screen or comfortable shoes. Are you offering them something to protect their money and their private account information while they’re off shopping? After all travel is meant to create happy memories, not reminders of skimmed credit card numbers and identity theft. The sad truth is many tourist destinations are also popular for those with less than honorable intentions. One way credit unions can help protect members from being the next victim of fraud is by offering them a prepaid debit card. They work just like traditional debit cards, but they’re not attached directly to a members’ share draft account or their personal info. You can only spend whatever amount has been loaded onto the cards. That makes them safer than cash, credit cards, and even traditional debit cards. In most cases, such as with Visa prepaid debit cards, they are accepted all over the world. Many now come standard with the EMV chip, the global standard for card security. One major benefit to look for when considering a prepaid debit program is member convenience. For instance, the CUMONEY® Visa TravelMoney prepaid debit card offers a free companion app so members can check their balance and transaction and manage their card from anywhere, 24/7. By offering your members a prepaid debit card to take along on their vacation, you can make sure they’ve got exactly what they need to ensure happy summer memories! 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Naomi Anderson Naomi Anderson is Vice President of Prepaid for LSC. In her current role, her team manages the day to day program support, customer service functions and implementations as well as … Web: Lsc.net Details