salient Sa-lient / adj: 1. Poised to leap forward. 2. To stand out conspicuously. 3. The point in a battle line where progress is made into enemy territory.
Salient has risen to the forefront of alternative music with its dynamic live show, melodic rock sound, and lyrics that depict the universal search for hope and redemption in a broken world. 2009 finds the band touring and talking with labels about their highly anticipated release, Dawn Follows Dark. Even before the CD was complete labels were calling the band's producer, Dave Clo (All Star United), to hear the new project and meet with the group.
Like most career bands, Salient's sound and lyrical depth have matured markedly as they have toured and written. Today their high energy rock vibe draws comparisons to some pretty weighty groups from The Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots and Muse to Train, Coldplay, U2 and Collective Soul.
Originally formed in the fall of 2002, Salient quickly gained momentum with their raw energy and straight ahead rock shows. Their first full-length album, Pieces of Me, was independently produced and released in June of 2004. An EP, Salient, showcasing the growth of the band's sound followed in January 2006. The EP resulted in the first acclaimed Salient song “Immortalize Me” thanks to the impact of online promotion and distribution through sites like Garageband.com and iTunes. An independent Rock Radio campaign for the song through Least Of These Radio Promotions gained the band approximately 40 adds including numerous syndicated programs rebroadcast worldwide. The track remains in the all time Top 30 at Garageband.com and was re-cut for Dawn Follows Dark.
Vocalist Mark Duckworth and guitarist Bobby Reinsch have traveled the world playing music and bring a confidence to the stage that can only result from the tests of time and experience. Reinsch was a founding member of three time Dove nominated band “Daily Planet” before touring with Joy Williams and regularly filling in with Denver and the Mile High Orchestra. While Duckworth toured in a vocal band opening for Acappella and numerous other indie vocal groups prior to founding Salient.
Pittsburgh area drummer and former youth pastor Jeromy Rowe joined the band spring 2007 immediately enhancing the band's sound with the addition of his vocal harmonies and compelling drumming. Jeromy toured extensively with the popular indie bands Witness Protection Program and The Aaron Greer Band. The current lineup solidified early in 2009 with the addition of former Difference United bassist Craig Woelber bringing the low-end. Intent on learning from their lessons in the music business, these four have formed a bond that seeks to weather the cyclical nature of industry approval and come out stronger together on the other side.
The quartet has performed for the Nashville Predators (NHL) and appeared with Kutless, Building 429, Sanctus Real, The Afters, December Radio, Everlife, Everyday Sunday, Children 18:3, Spoken and John Reuben to name a few. The band has also rocked colleges including Tennessee Tech, Western Kentucky University, Rochester College, Vanderbilt University, Texas Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, Abilene Christian University and Western Kentucky University. Salient provides a high energy rock show and have been leading worship for camps and churches since 2002. They also tour with their own production covering rooms from 100 – 700 seats.
From the beginning the response has been overwhelming. Fans from across the world have taken notice of Salient and a broad cross-section of society has found a band that they can truly relate to. “I believe that people are tired of having musical superficiality shoved at them by executives in suits,” remarks Duckworth. “Our goal is to share our lives through our music. It's time to get real.”
management: Prodigal Son Entertainment - Scott Williams 615-377-0057
band: Mark Duckworth Bobby Reinsch Jeromy Rowe Craig Woelber