In an industry where there’s usually a pretty sizeable chasm between the artists and their audience, there’s never been anything flashy or pretentious about the guys of Big Daddy Weave—and that’s just the way they like it.
Big Daddy Weave is a bunch of ordinary guys with an extraordinary job. They love every minute of it because of the people they meet and minister to along the way. Comprised of Mike Weaver (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Jay Weaver (bass, vocals), Jeremy Redmon (guitar), Joe Shirk (sax, keyboards) and Jeff Jones (drums), the group got its start after they met at the University of Mobile.
Between recording and touring regularly for the past decade, the band has amassed a considerable catalog of fan favorites including “Audience of One,” “Every Time I Breathe,” “Fields of Grace,” “In Christ,” “Without You” and “What Life Would Be Like.” Big Daddy Weave compiled their favorite songs into an Ultimate Collection album released in the fall of 2011.
Not content to simply rest on their musical laurels, however, the group is always intentional about “somehow communicating the Word placed on their hearts to the hearts of those who hear it” rather than simply writing a catchy piece of ear candy.
He adds: "This song is a message of putting hands and feet to the Gospel and it's a call to not just say we believe in love and helping those in need, but to actually live a life that reflects the love of Christ in every way. I say I love, but that sometimes it stops at words and doesn't turn into action. Jesus is love come to life. My prayer to Him is for love to come to life in all of us, in what we do, not just what we say."
Their latest single "Redeemed," speaks of the redemption we find in Christ, with lyrics such as: "I am redeemed.You set me free. So I'll shake off theses heavy chains. And wipe away every stain. Now I'm not who I used to be. I am redeemed."
Big Daddy Weave can currently be found on tour in selected cities across the United States. The band has also recently won the award for "Song of the Year," for their song, "Redeemed," at the first ever K-LOVE fan awards.
Larry & Lauren