"All Sons and Daughters” Visit BC
"All Sons and Daughters” visited BC Jan. 25 to perform at convocation and hold a coffee house in the SAC.
January 31, 2012
“All Sons and Daughters” visited Bluefield College Jan. 25 to lead worship at convocation and hold a concert in the student activity center later that night.
The band consists of pianist David Leonard and guitarist Leslie Jordan. Both Leonard and Jordan sing as well. All Sons and Daughters have released two albums so far. The band writes all their songs, with the exception of a few they write with people they know from the Nashville area.
Pianist David Leonard
Leonard and Jordan said their songs were inspired by their church and the experiences they have gone through as a church family.
“Without our connection to home and church, we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing,” said Leonard.
Jordan agreed. “When it’s time to write a song, we sit down and the first thing we think about is the church.”
Jordan and Leonard attend Journey Church in Franklin, Tenn., and lead worship there at least twice a month. When they’re not there to do worship, they have other groups who do.
After convocation last Wednesday morning, Leonard had mainly one thing to say about his experience:
“I like Bruce. He’s a really nice guy.”
The band played worship that morning, performing popular worship songs by artists such as Hillsong and the David Crowder Band, mixed in with some of their own songs off their albums.
Jordan said that was just a natural part of what they do as a band. They like to play worship music by other artists and “dig them into [their] tunes at the same time.”
Wednesday night at 7:00, All Sons and Daughters performed at a coffee house for BC students. But BC students weren’t the only people around. The crowd included local youth groups, as well as students from Virginia Tech.
The band started out with their song “Brokenness Aside” and ended with “All the Poor and Powerless.” Jordan read the audience a few verses from Psalms 22, telling everyone that was the way worshipping God should be.
“I can tell that they truly believe what they sing about,” said Kaitlyn Groover, a freshman at Bluefield College.
The night ended with students from different high schools and colleges singing and worshipping, just as Jordan read about in Psalms.
“It was really awesome worshipping with All Sons and Daughters and hearing all the students singing and worshipping our God in unison,” said summer Eggers, another BC freshman.