Aggies For Christ on Texas A&M’s Campus is hosting Penny & Sparrow in concert on March 4 at Rudder Theater to benefit Family Promise of BCS.
Aggies For Christ is a college life ministry sponsored by the Church of Christ in College Station. This ministry brings together college students and helps them develop lifelong friendships with other Christians. Along with a sense of community, Aggies For Christ is passionate about serving others and spreading the word of God. The ministry frequently holds small groups, conferences, and hosts events to give back to the community. Aggies For Christ is hosting The Penny & Sparrow concert to benefit Family Promise of BCS, a non-profit volunteer-based organization providing shelter, meals, and support services for homeless families as they work towards independence.
Family Promise of BCS provides a safe environment for homeless families to not only get back on their feet, but to put them on the right track towards sustainable independence. The Penny & Sparrow concert serves as a huge fundraiser for Family Promise, and concert goers are in for a real treat.
Penny & Sparrow consists of Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke from Austin. The two guys started off as roommates in 2006 and they recorded a few songs here and there just as a hobby. Then in 2013, the indie band duo released their first album, “Tenboom” as a kickstarter project. Baxter and Jahnke were blown away by the response to the project and were encouraged to continue making music due to the support of their new fans.
Since the success of “Tenboom,” the duo has released 3 more albums including a beautiful Christmas CD. In March of 2016, Penny & Sparrow released their most recent album titled “Let a Lover Drown You.” This album captures the duo’s fragile art folk music and focuses on their pure sound. Penny & Sparrow often sing vocal harmonies with little or no accompaniment. Both Baxter and Jahnke are heavily involved in the songwriting process and prefer that the finished song highlight the lyrics and vocals rather than heavy instruments. Each of them begin the songwriting process individually and come together to create the masterpiece. Kyle Jahnke focuses more on the music and melody when writing and Andy Baxter loves the lyrics.
Their music is deep and talks of topics relevant to everyone. The young men believe they were given their talents and love of music for a reason and they are coming to Rudder to share their beliefs with those who will listen.
The Penny & Sparrow concert is sure to be a fun time for a great cause. Regular tickets cost $20 and students tickets cost $15. Tickets can be purchased by going to the MSC box office in Rudder or going online. Don’t miss your chance to listen to Penny & Sparrow and to support the Family Promise of BCS.