December’s Children is an Americana/Alt Country/Rock band from Grafton, North Dakota. The group formed over a decade ago and released four indie albums prior to being signed by Brink Records early in 2015. December’s Children’s new album, Skeletons, began receiving rave reviews and radio play well ahead of release and their dedicated fan base has been exploding day by day.
December’s Children was formed by Ryan Johnston and Kirt Lowe and soon grew to include Ryan’s brother Scott and Mark Sands on drums. The line up has had some shake ups over the years but Ryan, Kirt, & Mark have remained at the core with Scott often returning to write and play with the group. These four have been the primary writers and players of the band’s albums to date: Skeletons, Waiting Room, Heaven, Hell, & the Journey’s End (9/26/17). The current line up includes Ryan, Kirt, and Mark, and has expanded to include Kim Rost, and Yen Lee Loh. They are heavily influenced by the Rolling Stones, Hank Williams and other 60s rock groups and classic country artists. With a catalog of over 300 songs, you will find a tune for almost every musical taste from Decembers Children.
Skeletons, released in April of 2015, was the first December’s Children album to receive international distribution and marketing and sold through 3 pressings in the first year of release. The album also garnered 4 North Dakota Music Awards nominations, extensive festival and tour dates, glowing national and international press, and nationwide radio airplay. Check out the video for “Skeletons” here.
The group followed up in December 2016 with Waiting Room, a 5 song EP that featured 2 original studio tracks, 2 live cuts recorded at KNNZ FM and the title track – a cover of the Fugazi classic. If Skeletons was notable for driving DC’s powerful breakthrough, Waiting Room widened and deepened their reach and fanbase with radio play on over 150 U.S. radio stations and in Australia and Canada, multiple playlist adds on streaming services, appearances on several charts and Year’s Best lists, and the release of a popular video for the title track. Check out the video for “Waiting Room” here.
The band hit a new high water mark in January of 2017 when they recorded a full half hour session on Prairie Public Televisions highly acclaimed Prairie Musicians, for air on July 14, 2017.
September 26, 2017 will see the release of the much anticipated second full length album: Heaven, Hell, & Journey’s End.
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