Between the Fall & Rise
Residing on the stretch of highway that connects East to West is a band you may have heard of. Lift is not your typical rock band. This is a group of 4 musicians who not only have a passion to produce the best music they can, but a genuine interest in the human condition. It is here, beside the long endless highway where so many have passed, that Lift has created their unique sound. Drawing from the quiet, but ever-present rumblings of America's heartland and the bustle of the busy city life around them, Lift has been bringing their blend to ears across the region since 2002 with a genuine ingrained Midwestern charm. Reminiscent of bands such as U2, Paul Simon, David Gray and Barenaked Ladies, Lift brings a show that is not only pleasing to the ears, but gives the listener the chance to get to know the band on a more intimate level rather than just as audience and entertainer. Humor, sincerity, laughter and great sounds are what draw fans to the live show. In the summer of 2004 Lift released their debut album, 'Falling over Backward'. Since the release of the album, Lift has sold over 600 copies of the album with constant touring and without the help of any major distribution channels. Lift has certainly been gaining momentum and fans along the way. The band's 2006 release 'Brothers & Sisters', a benefit project for villages in Sierra Leone, Africa, sold over 100 copies in less than a month after it was released. Lift will release their long awaited 2nd full length album , 'Between the Fall & Rise' on January 20, 2009. The new album is a mix of fan favorites such as 'We Belong' as well as new arrangements of 'Blue Eyes Open' and 'Sonnet & Chorus'. With Ben Crawford on acoustic guitar, Nathan O. Milligan on lead guitar, Chad Evans on drums and Mook on Bass, the infectious rhythm can only take you in one direction, up. One fan has said, "It took only ONE minute to love you guys!" Certainly not a sentiment heard by many bands these days. And once you hear Lift, you'll feel the same way. '2002 Winner 94.9 Tiger (Ohio) Battle of the Bands' '2007 Winner 4th Floor Blues Club Battle of the Bands' '2008 Finalist - G101.3 Battle of the Bands'