Jars of Clay is a four-member Christian rock band formed at Greenville College in Greenville, IL. The band has been praised for the unique mix of pop, folk, rock, and mild electronica, as well as for the graceful way they communicate their beliefs through their music. The poetic overtones, acoustic guitars, and programmed drum loops of their early work have led people to refer to them as a Christian Rock and/or alt rock band, in spite of the band's lack of a permanent drummer and bassist.
Jars of Clay is Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason and Matthew Odmark. The band has no permanent drummer or bass player, though these roles were most recently filled by Joe Porter and Aaron Sands in their live concerts. Both have since stopped touring with the band.
The band's name is derived from the New International Version's translation of 2 Corinthians 4:7,
This verse is the namesake for their song "Four Seven" (a hidden track on the CD release of their first album), which paraphrases the verse.
= Jars of Clay was formed at Greenville College, Illinois in the early 90s, by Dan Haseltine, Steve Mason and Charlie Lowell. The...
|years active||c. 1993–present|
|music genre||Pop Rock / Alternative rock|
|current members|| Dan Haseltine, lead vocals|
Stephen Mason, guitar
Matthew Odmark, guitar
Charlie Lowell, keyboards
|past members|| Matt Bronlewee, guitar|
Scott Savage, drums (touring only)
Aaron Sands, bass guitar (touring only)
Joe Porter, drums (touring only)