Grammy-winning Jars of Clay were one of the first Contemporary Christian acts to cross over into pop success on the back of their 1990s hit “Flood.” With a unique folk rock sound, Jars of Clay has found popularity on alternative radio as well as being a mainstay on the Christian music scene.
Jars of Clay, made up of members Dan Haseltine (vocals), Charlie Lowell (keyboards), Steve Mason (guitars), and Matt Odmark (guitars), launched its breakout career with the multi-format hit "Flood" in 1995. Since then, it has amassed more than six million in career sales (five Gold, two Platinum and one Multi-Platinum certification), three GRAMMY Awards (from eight nominations), an American Music Award nod, three GMA Dove Awards (12 GMA Dove Award Nominations), and BMI honors for songwriting as well as performing. The group also claims 17 No. 1 radio hits, numerous film credits, and has headlined thousands of sold-out shows and festivals. The band's GRAMMY-nominated tenth album, The Long Fall Back to Earth, was recently followed by its compelling, community-minded project, Jars of Clay Presents The Shelter.
While celebrated for its music and writing, Jars of Clay is most concerned with the needs in Africa. Compelled to make a difference, the group successfully launched the Blood: Water Mission, a non-profit organization promoting clean blood and water in Africa. Since the band's debut, Jars of Clay has built an extraordinary career based on the uncompromising integrity of its music, worldview and humanitarianism.