Kennebec-(ken-e-bek) n.-1. fusion of five talented musicians whose musical roots and influences, from groundbreaking punk to metal and alternative to heavy rock, create a lucid, almost liquid, montage of rich Rock N' Roll to cultivate the senses. Keith Hovis and Nate Baier, began the new millennium playing music with a college ministry and found that music was the ultimate form of communication. As fate would have it, Rick Gilbreath joined the band lending his ripping leads. Matt Brown joined the band, bringing progressive perspective, rhythm and percussion. And Kennebec was complete when John O'Leary followed bringing the bass line and groove. The members of Kennebec have dedicated their lives to music and ministry. Keithexplained: 'In our music and in our lives, we are constantly searching for something, it's in the journey. It's like Einstein said, '...the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It's the source of all true art.' And it's in Christ that we find the answers to life's many mysteries.' Kennebec's vision is to use their music to give people a vision, a reason, and a love that promotes a radical community...one that grows by helping one another. Kennebec has performed with acts such as Relient K, Pillar, The Newsboys and many others and performed at Concerts, Festivals (including Ichthus, Cornerstone Florida, Durango Youth Fest), various youth events, and churches all across the United States since 2003. Kennebec was part of the New Artist Search Competition (Nashville) and featured on the NASC CD project released in July of 2003. Kennebec was chosen as a finalist for Jesusfest 2004 in Boone,Iowa. Kennebec was chosen to represent Mad Dog Records showcase at Ichthus May 2005. Kennebec has now finished their first full-length CD Rise Produced by Barry Blair the former Audio Adrenaline song writer and guitarist and producer (Bleach, Poor Mans Riches, Candle Fuse) to be released January 9, 2007 (Tone Box Records) and their single: And You released nationally January,2007, is getting great reviews. Kennebec is represented by OtP Productions and Tone Box Records.