In These Troubled Times
The transformation is complete, Tilhance has made way for Ash2Ash. Band members Mike Unger,and Ray Jones have retained the unique sound and style that made Tilhance so popular. Past projects, a little history and how and why Ash2Ash came about ...Originally, Mike and Ray were part of the highly successful group River's Edge. They played three consecutive years at the prestigious Ellipse at the White House in Washington D.C. Other Highlights of their career, playing at Willie Nelson's Nationally recognized Farm Aid, on the bill with John Cougar Mellancamp, Travis Tritt among a few. In search of a new sound, the group went back to the studio, reformed as Tilhance, and released the successful Every Other Sunday. All nine songs received airtime, with The Way I Feel topping the charts in Holland. This CD showed the influence of rock, country, 70's style, blue grass and their Gospel beginnings, that created their current style and sound they retain today. Highlights of Tilhance included playing at the New Music Conference in September of 2004 in Nashville, and most recently playing at the Keystone Breast Cancer Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in October 2005. Emerging from this came Ash2Ash with their CD, 'In These Troubled Times,' a combination of the best of everything they have offered, strength, lyrics, musical style and God's blessings. Each member of the band has their own reasons for the transformation from Tilhance's Americana Genre to the Inspirational/Gospel Format of Ash2Ash. The majority of this CD was produced in just a little over two short months. Mike Unger & Ray Jones together have written most of the music for the previous two bands, Tilhance and River's Edge. They said this was a most amazing experience. The words, the melody, just flowed. God's hand was surely a part of this project. When you listen to each song on the CD and the message that each brings across, you will know that this is a work of passion, love, praise and worship. As you listen, Thank the Lord that these fine musicians have come home to where they belong, using their talent to praise the Lord. 'In These Troubled Times,' their first inspirational CD, is a work from the heart, with all original music and lyrics. This praise and worship CD proves to be their finest work yet.