A. “Hopefully what draws people to Come Wind is a shared experience. Anytime you create something, whether it’s musical or otherwise, you put yourself out there. You take a part of you, you take an idea you resonate with or you take a feeling you’ve had and you try to put it into some form that others can identify with. We hope you’d pick Come Wind to eat because you see us, and you realize we’re just people like you trying to write passionate, honest music. If Come Wind were a food, we would undoubtedly be a Chipotle burrito. We all love Chipotle.”
Q. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A GROUP?
A. “We’ve been a band for close to five years now, and in that time we’ve had the pleasure of opening for a few names you may recognize. We’ve toured with twentyonepilots and House of Heroes, and we’ve opened for a few bigger bands like Wolves At The Gate, 3OH!3 and All Get Out. We’ve gone on many regional tours, and we’ve played in over 20 different states throughout our five years.”
Q. COME WIND SEEMS TO HAVE A RELIGIOUS CONNECTION. DO YOU STRIVE TO APPEAL TO A CHRISTIAN AUDIENCE?
A. “Our songs are certainly about many spiritual things. Everyone in Come Wind is a Christian, and our faith and pursuit of Jesus is the most important aspect of our lives. Like any honest songwriter, we write about the things that we go through, the things that are the most real in our lives, and the things that have changed and affected us the most. We don’t specifically set out to write ‘religious’ songs—we simply write about where we’re at in life. But we hope our content is solid enough and honest enough to appeal to people who don’t have the same background as us.”
A. “The name came about through a series of other trial-and-error names. In the end, we decided on Come Wind because of the image it represents to us. When it’s windy outside, things are moving. Nothing is stagnant, nothing is dull. Everything is in motion and, essentially, going somewhere. We hope to be driven people. We hope to be a band that’s active and dynamic.”
Q. ANY CRAZY BAND STORIES?
A. “We were on a short tour with a band called Sons. We had just played in Little Rock, Ark., for the first time, and we had nowhere to stay. After Sons played, we set out trying to find someplace to stay. After a flurry of phone calls, we finally got a spot to land. The bass player for Sons had a cousin in Conway, Ark., who had an apartment where we could crash. The catch was, the cousin wasn’t going to be there. We drove to a random apartment complex in a random town, broke into a random dude’s apartment, slept on his living room floor, tried to figure out what kind of a guy he was from the books he had and prayed we weren’t going to get murdered in the middle of the night. We woke up the next morning and split.”
Rock / Progressive / Indie
In the band
Jon Robinson (guitar, vocals)
Aaron Troyer (guitar, vocals)
Tal Miller (keys, percussion, guitar, auxiliary)
Ben Roth (drums)
The Thrice, Now, Now and Death Cab For Cutie
Grow My Roots (2012)
Wanderer, O’ Wanderer (2010)
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