Thursday, November 3, 2011


Uthanda were a Rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee in the late 80's to early 90's.  They released two excellent, if not well known, albums in the Christian market.   They were constantly labeled "Alternative Rock" by critics, but to me they were just Rock, plain & simple.  When I hear the term "Alternative," I think of bands like The Choir, Daniel Amos or The 77's.  To me, Uthanda has more in common with Novella than The Choir, and sounds like a non-Metal version of Guardian.  Singer Robert Beeson can sound a lot like Jamie Rowe.  Tony Palacios playing lead guitar on their first album helps solidify that comparison, as well.  The band broke up when Beeson wanted to concentrate on his new Essential Records Group, home to Third Day, Jars Of Clay, and many others. (Yes, that's where you've heard his name.)

Some band details can be found here:

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