Chris Treborn performs live @ HopePointChurch for the NW Fellowship Conference

Chris Treborn performs live at Hope Point Church in South Salem, Oregon on Thursday April 3rd, 2014 for their Northwest Fellowship Conference.

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Chris Treborn’s official site: http://j.mp/ctofficial
Latest Project: http://TRRTS.com
Label: http://SoulAnchorMusic.com

Being compared and judged in Christian Hip-Hop

When I 1st performed in Church,

they compared me to KJ-52.

When I 1st performed in Oregon,

they compared me to Braille.

I was offended by these comparisons. Mainly, because I didn’t want to be labeled a white rapper. Unfortunately, if you are a Christian that uses Hip-Hop culture and Rap as a tool to share the gospel, love & life, you are going to be labeled forever more. I had to get over it.

I then studied these two individuals after the claim and found out this wasn’t an attack on my character or style. This was a compliment. Since 2006 both of these artists have been the hardest working emcess in the industry. They have been through a lot. They have paved the way. They have knocked down a lot of doors and walls in the music scene which I have unknowingly benefited from.

The thing I admire the most about these two artists is their business mind. How they share music and how they approach the industry just astonishes me. Not just because of their methods, but because they are successful in mostly every thing they do.

They impress me. They inspire me.

So the next time you are compared to someone else, don’t be quick to deny the claim. Instead, sit back and think about it for a minute. Realize, we are not in a competition. We are in a community. Let’s continue to build one another up!

Blessings family!

Chris Treborn | AnchorMEN

2 Corinthians 5:17

PR: Cyber Monday + @SoulAnchorMusic = FREE ALBUM DOWNLOADS!!!

#GoodNews: Selfish kid finds identity in sibling’s death

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For as long as I can remember, my parents have been divorced and I have had two separate homes.

My mom lived with her parents in Oakland, California and that is where I was raised. It was great to share those days with my grandpa from eating popcorn and drinking rootbeer to playing with trains. I don’t recall anything specific that he ever shared with me, but at 5 years old, I was deeply sadened when he died.

The good thing about having two parents and two homes, was having everything I wanted. I was an only child and I was spoiled. My dad always rewarded me for good grades. He used to pick me up after school and take me to karate classes. The crazy thing was this was like driving from Salem to Portland after school just to come back after karate. But that is how much my dad loved me. That was how much I was spoiled.

I loved my dad’s. I enjoyed my friends there every weekend. Eventually my mom got remarried and had 3 kids with my step-dad. This was rough for me because I was no longer the only child, and no longer was I spoiled. Sharing wasn’t my best attribute. My dad also remarried, but at age 12 I moved in with my dad and began middle school. I had my friends and I made new ones.

Somewhere along the way, I wasn’t getting the best of grades and I wasn’t being the best kid. But high school came and I joined the football team with my friend. I had never played before and so I was a wide-receiver and a corner back. Not that I was starting or anything, but I did what I could.

I was 14 years old when my mom had her 3rd child with my step dad. Because she already had my sister and brother, this new sister wasn’t a huge deal to me. The same year my dad and step mom had a daughter as well. I was again sharing my parents with a sibling, and I was still selfish and learning to share. After having 3 other siblings, this new sibling wasn’t a huge deal to a 14 year old like me, so I never had any pictures taken with her. I never really held her. I was a freshman and everything was new for me again. I was detached.

6 weeks into the football season I finally proved myself worthy to start on defense. Wednesday night the coach let me know I was starting. I was so excited to tell my dad. When I got my home my dad and step mom were crying. They kept saying “we lost her”, but I was confused. I knew they were talking about my sister, but I thought she got kidnapped or something. I finally figured out that she had died of what is known as SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome. Basically, she just stopped breathing.

I was so distraught and depressed. For one, I was being selfish. For two, I never took the time out to spend time with my sister. This is what really got me depressed. At this point in my life I got obsessed with death and questioned why God would allow such a thing to happen. It didn’t make sense to me. My dad and step mom cursed God for taking their baby.

All I could do is ask why and look into the Bible to see if there were any answers. My obsession with scriptures like “an eye for an eye” came from my interest in some tattoos on my favorite rapper. But that is another story.

My step mom ended up giving me this bible that changed my life. There was so much good stuff in here and great poetry – which I really appreciated. Throughout my search for answers and facing my depression I just couldn’t do it on my own. I was desparate for love and attention – something I missed as an only child. But girls at school didn’t give me the time of day. Nothing ever worked.

So one day, my friend invited me to a youth group much like this thing tonight. He told me there would be free grub and maybe some cute girls. Open-mindedly I accepted his offer and came to a church for a youth night.

I do not remember the sermon given or anything really except for the fact that Jesus was tugging at my heart. I knew I was lost and confused in my life. I had been taking the wrong directions. Jesus was my answer. Jesus was my guide and my hero. I took the preacher’s advice and called on the name of Jesus. I asked him to be in my heart and take over my thoughts. Jesus right then rescued me from hurting myself and falling deeper into depression.

My thoughts and feelings on death changed. I looked at girls differently. I wanted to help others. I wanted to help people find answers. I felt Jesus lead me to a better way and a better path. My life took a 180.

The hardest thing was that even though all this occured inside of me, the outside didn’t seem different to anyone. I didn’t have a church to go to every week. I didn’t have great friends around me encouraging me to deepen my relationship with Jesus. I had to do it all on my own.

By God’s grace I was able to express myself and share my talent for poetry through music. I began writing raps and began sharing stories about positive things. That is how I really got into music. I wanted to share my new life and my new love with everything willing to listen.

God has done so much for me and through me since he chose me at age 14. I was 16 when I met Jesus. But the whole thing was lined up for something I didn’t see or understand at the time.

Now, I am married to a wonderful women that believes in God like I do. We adopted her nephew right after getting married. And we just recently had a child of our own as well. No longer am I lonely or depressed. I am definitely fulfilled by God’s love and he has blessed me with a family. Now my music means much more than it did 7 years ago.

This new found love has been the greatest thing to ever happen to me. And to think that a child with divorced parents, and a child with a sibling that died all of a sudden, a child that was lost and depressed and shy… to think… this child has grown into a family man that God intended on growing up. And look at me now. All because I accepted the gift of Jesus.

✪ TOUR Dates! ✪ Josh Garrels 2013 NW Tour

You’ve heard him sing Anchor with Beautiful Eulogy, now see him Live in Oregon (BC & Washington shows are sold out!)

September 18 – Portland, OR
The Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
7:00 Doors – 8:00 Show
$15 General Admission
Minors OK with Gaurdian
Pre-order tickets here:

https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/?Page=http://public.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/Events/174734

September 19 – Bend, OR
Sons of Norway Lodge
549 NW Harmon Blvd
Bend, OR 97701
7:00 Doors – 8:00 Show
$15 Advance – $18 Show
All Ages
Pre-order tickets here:

http://joshgarrelsbendor.eventbrite.com

September 21- Eugene, OR
WOW Hall
291 W 8th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
6:00 Doors – 7:00 Show
$12 Advance & Door
All Ages
Pre-order tickets here:

https://joshgarrelseugueneor.eventbrite.com

Josh Garrels 2013 Northwest Tour – with special guests Loud Harp and A Boy & His Kite.

http://joshgarrels.com

http://aboyandhiskite.com

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© Josh Garrels

✪ FREE Event! ✪ Family Fair @ KROC

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FREE! | September 7th, 2013 | 11AM-5PM
Get ready for some great family fun!
• FREE admission
• FREE face painting
• FREE gym games and family activities
• FREE Madjek Jump Tents and Events
• FREE kids’ activities
• FREE rock wall climbing
• FREE swimming and water slides
Plus a food court, vendor fair, and much more – come and see!

#WWYD: Would you fire your pastor if he attended a NaS / Hip-Hop Concert?

Recently unheard of a pastor that got fired for attending a Rick Ross concert. I don’t know his heart or his testimony or his reason for attending the show.

But what if YOUR pastor attended a hip hop concert? Would you want him gone from leading the flock? Or do you think he has just cause to attend such an event?

Here’s the story: Pastor Fired!

Would Would You Do?

PR: Album Release! Can’t Stop – Benjiman

ALBUM RELEASE:

It’s Tuesday December 17th, 2013 and Benjiman released his album on Save The City Records!

You can support your favorite Oregon Emcee and buy his album on iTunes —> HERE @ j.mp/cantstopben  <—

 

INTERVIEW:

We have been privileged to perform with Benjiman at many events, like Ike Box’s first Christian Hip-Hop Concert, as well as opening for GRITS & CookBook (of LA Symphony).

Benjiman has always been a humble man of God, and a blessing to have around.  His performances are real professional and he gives 110% no matter his musical support (sometimes solo, sometimes with a DJ, & sometimes with a full band).

In the month of June we celebrated the independent success of Benjiman and prepare to hear his first album in nearly 4 years.  Here are some Questions I asked Benjiman and his answers.

Q: How long have you been writing, playing, recording music?

A: I wrote my first “real” song when I was 13 years old. It was a rock song that I can’t remember now. The first time I performed live was when I was 16, I first stepped into a recording studio at 17.

Q: What has been the biggest influence on your style & your lyrics?

A: I have been a fan of organic music since day one. I love music that has feeling to it. No matter the genre if it has feeling and emotion to it I dig it. Lyrically I enjoy a good story, or a good wordsmith.

Q: Where was the first time you performed in front of an audience?

A: The first time I performed live was at a Christmas event at our church. I did a Christmas Rap in 1992

Q: What was your most memorable performance?

A: Probably a show called “Gametime in Tennessee” it was held in Neyland stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. I got to open for Isreal Houghton and Group 1 Crew in the second largest stadium in College sports.

Q: What would an artist like you need to get more exposure, reach more listeners, & sell more CDs so that you can be noticed and possibly get signed?

A: I think anytime your message is put out there it’s positive and has a chance to impact new listeners.

Q: What are you reading right now?

A: Sometimes I like to go into the new testament and just read all the red letters, you know all the things Christ said. That’s what I’m doing right now. It just helps me out a ton on the day to day.

Q: What are your thoughts on family?

A: I am married with 2 small boys, so family to me is a strong dynamic. But I think family goes beyond blood and also includes brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers in the faith.

Q: When did you receive Christ?

A: At 5 years old in 1980

Q: What does the church mean to you?

A: Church means a place of nourishment and fellowship, also a place of convictions and reality. You must have all those different elements or you’re lacking in some aspects in the growth of your pursuit.

Q: What is the best way for fans/venues to experience your music and get in contact with you?

A: Hit me up on Facebook at fb.com/benjiman.hulburt

www.savethecityrecords.com

www.benjimanofficial.com

twitter.com/benjimanskript

Benjiman

Benefit Concert: Driving Tabitha!

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When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 6:15pm

What: This is a benefit to raise funds to provide Tabitha Schulke with a wheelchair equipped van!

Who: Featuring Performances By Starship Renegade, Cry Of Stones, Unlockable Praise, & The Mzungu’s!

Invite friends via Facebook!

@KevlarHipHop’s #NothingSpecial – Spoken Word Challenge on #Identity

Please go support one of the finest emcees – Kevlar and watch his Spoken Word contest video 100 times.

More info here: spokenwordchallenge.tumblr.com

Redemption Rocks! (Update)

Redemption Rocks! Concerts was founded by David Evarts in Eugene Oregon many years ago. It was built on the premise of giving Christian artists a platform to connect with fans, listeners a platform to connect with good positive music, and people an opportunity to make lasting connections.

We are dedicated to bringing the people of the Willamette Valley in Oregon a wide variety of concerts by artists who share our Christian faith. We support and promote all kinds of different music including (but not limited to) rock, hip-hop, pop, folk, blues, jazz, & contemporary worship! We also support comedy, dance, and any other forms of artistic expression that are being used bring glory to our creator!

In early 2012, David decided that it was time to begin a transition into other directions that he felt called toward. He asked Camron “eCsiLe” Darby to take over the reigns of Redemption Rocks! Concerts and continue the legacy of great shows. Camron agreed and began discussions with his partners at Soul Anchor Music to merge the two ventures into one. Along with Chris Treborn, Markus “Twenty Peace” Vrieze, and several other great brothers in Christ, they are working hard to formulate a plan to take Redemption Rocks into the future without forgetting it’s awesome past!

You are welcome to volunteer, spread the word, or just enjoy the shows that we bring to you. We welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, & faiths because we are first and foremost about loving people wherever they are at! Redemption Rocks! Concerts are a gift to you from Soul Anchor Music & heart to heart Church in Monmouth, but we are happy to work with anyone who shares the same passion and goals as us!

God bless you all!

-Camron “eCsiLe” Darby

Redemption Rocks! transitions to new beginnings

All Good Things……

No Redemption Rocks! Concerts is not ending, but it is changing and it’s time to tell you all about it and introduce you to someone.

Looking back, I think we hosted our first concert in 2002. This means that I’ve been involved with organizing and promoting Christian concerts for about ten years. It has been great. I’ve seen lots of wonderful things happen. I have many people who I still owe big thank yous and I’ve seen many wonderful things happen. In order to build and do my best at a given show, I’ve often had to dedicate essentially all of my time, outside of my day job, to Redemption Rocks! stuff. But, now it is time for me to focus on other interests and other parts of my life more. Thus, I will no longer be leading Redemption Rocks!

Allow me to introduce to you Camron Ecsile Darby. Camron will now be leading Redemption Rocks! Concerts. Camron resides in Salem, where he has been putting together local Christian concerts and organizing groups of Christian musicians. (His stage name is Ecsile.) Camron has impressed me in that his focus is primarily on people and the music. He seems far less concerned with making a name for himself than with sharing his music and serving peoples needs.

Redemption Rocks! will change. There is likely to be fewer concerts by big name, national artists that have Redemption Rocks! directly involved. I’ll be leaving the artistic decisions and such to Camron and just coming on board to help when he needs me. Many concerts will be held in Salem, thus spreading out our geographical base more. There will be more of a returned focus on local artists. I think this can all be for the good. We’ll still post information on all of the Christian shows in the area that we hear about and put together calendars of upcoming shows for you.

Thank You all for volunteering, spreading the word, coming to shows and being involved in Redemption Rocks! Getting to know and serve alongside so many of you has been an honor. I hope many of you will pitch in with Camron to continue to make fun, exciting, meaningful things happen and I hope to see you around.

Blessings! -David Evarts

‘Sitting On Sidelines’ by Chris Treborn Available NOW!

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#SoS Blog ~ Foster Parents Story #TeamTreborn (C and C plus J)

My idea of life was traumatized when I was 14 years old. Most importantly, my baby sister stopped breathing after 87 short days of life. Not even three months old and she was gone. My world was shaken and turned upside down.

 

As I began dating a few years later, girlfriends always wanted to talk about having kids. I was afraid to have kids. I didn’t want my baby to die of S.I.D.S. like my sister Samantha. My fear prevented me from even thinking of having kids.

It’s not that I don’t like children and it’s not like I don’t want to raise children. I might be a natural parent / father figure after my experience of being an older brother to 3 other siblings and being a youth leader. The thought that stayed in my head was adoption. I always thought there were too many homeless kids out there. There were too many orphans. There were too many children without parents or a home. If I wanted to be a parent, I knew I’d better raise a kid that needed a dad and/or a home. Help the kids that are living first. Don’t be selfish and make your own kids. This was my thought process. I felt that almost anyone can make a baby, but it takes a real person to be a parent. I decided as a teen I would take care of a kid that needed it, instead of bringing a new life to this current world.

As I became an adult, I began meeting single mothers with boys and girls that had no dad at home. Some had no dad in the picture at all. I felt if I wanted to be a dad, I could easily marry a woman with a child. That would fill my need to be a parent and I would be more than pleased to take care of a child that needed to be taken care of. Be a dad. Be a father figure. Even if they throw a ‘step’ in there somewhere. I knew what I wanted to do.

Eventually, I realized that my procrastination to have a child of my own would only disappoint my parents and prevent them from becoming grandparents. I came to the conclusion I would adopt a child before I created my own. That became my plan. Now, I had to find a mate, a suitable mother to help me raise a child. I had to find someone that wants to adopt as well. Put an orphan’s needs before their own wants. That’s the woman I desired.

 

I met Courtney. Two years ago we had an impromptu date on February 20th. This date was filled with discussion about our goals and what we wish to accomplish. Obviously, we didn’t want to date to just date, but if we dated, we wanted to know what our plan was when it came to children.

I shared my point of views and we instantly clashed. She wanted to get married and have kids soon after the wedding and I thought that was just out of the question. She didn’t want to adopt, she wanted to have babies with her husband. Create a big family. I guess it was only going to work if we gave way a bit.

God took his time and reconstructed my way of thinking. I slowly began to overcome my fear of having kids and I knew I loved Courtney, so if I wanted to marry her, I’d have to be willing to have kids soon into the marriage. I gave in to love. My wants took the back burner.

Before we were engaged, we had pre-marital counseling sessions. This allowed us to discuss our future family and what we planned on seeing in two years, five years, ten years, and so on. We both shared our initial views of what we expected before we had became a couple. We both decided the other’s idea was better. Together we decided we would wait 3 years to have a child. That’s our plan. Don’t tell God your plans because He might laugh and show you His plan instead.

 

Two years ago when we first chatted about all this, we didn’t realize we would be where we are today. 6 weeks after we were married Courtney’s brother came back into her life and so did her nephew Jayden. This meant they both got introduced into my life, being her newly-wedded-husband. Next thing I know, I have a brother-in-law and a nephew in our home. Never did we imagine we would have a 6-month-old baby in our house 6 weeks into the marriage.

We remained in our nephew’s life because his life at home wasn’t the best and my brother-in-law wasn’t prepared to take care of his son as he got his life back on track. We were happy to watch & babysit Jayden whenever we could. Our goal was to keep him away from second hand smoke to help his lungs develop. Since we first met him, we’ve taken him to the doctor’s just about every other week. He had croup and developed what was beginning to look like infant’s asthma.

Our new plan was to watch him as much as possible and help his lungs develop and get back on the track they should be on. Once the mother stopped caring we knew we had to step in. We knew we could offer the care and support he needed to survive so early in his little life. This meant we were going to fight for custody.

Next thing we know, the mother is out of the picture, she didn’t call or txt or anything. She disappeared to be off the grid. As another month and a half goes by we decided to get a lawyer and fight for custody since the mother has abandoned the child. It was our responsibility and duty to meet his needs and help him survive, by any means necessary.

Of course we prayed and prayed throughout the entire process that God would provide and He has never let us down. We’ve been able to meet every need and pay every bill. Our Church blessed us and so did our community, from clothes to food to toys and other things a baby needs, even a place to sleep and bathe and get dressed. Everything needed was taken care of. And all we did was be obedient to God and take care of our nephew like he was our own child.

We were prepared to go to apply for financial assistance to help pay for the lawyer to get custody. It took a lot of prayer and a lot of unselfishness and a lot of help from our friends and loved one. But we were ready to what is right for this child.

Out of the blue we get a phone call. It’s DHS asking to talk to us about our nephew. This could be good or bad. I mean, extremely good, or extremely bad. This could change everything. Again.

Next thing you know, DHS is on our nephew’s side, which meant they were on our side. Because we were taking care of him for over a month, they knew it was in the best interest of the child to stay at the safe-haven his was at. This kid had a fighting chance. We were right there by his side to do the right thing and do what ever it takes. DHS had to approve us before they would allow him to stay with us. In fact, they wanted us to become his temporary foster parents and they would help assist his financial needs each month. Again, he had a fighting chance, and an aunt and uncle to fight with him and fight for him. On the 7th day, we were approved and certified foster care parents.

So here we are. Looking back to two years ago. Even if you look back one year ago, we never imagined this being our outcome. We never saw this coming. Being newlyweds. We didn’t expect or plan this. But God knew all along. He had a plan. He had an expectation of us. It’s funny because Courtney (before meeting me) wanted to have a child early on in marriage and create a family right away. It’s funny because I said I didn’t want to have kids right away, I wanted to adopt instead… that was before I met Courtney.

And even though we both changed our minds and were willing to give up our selfish needs for the other’s wants and desires, we both essentially got what we wanted all along. Holy God. Seriously.

God is beyond amazing. Just look at this underdog story. He took the death of a baby. He took a fear of a teenager. He took a motherly instinct. He combined it all, and made a testimonial gumbo of goodness and grace and triumph. He made it all through two babies and a married couple. This was all apart of His design. He knew it would come to this. He knew this would happen. The scenario is so unique and abstract; the only intervention possible would have to be divine.

#SoS Blog ~ Valentine’s Story

Oh, Valentine’s Day. How bitterly that rolls off the tongue. I guess it only takes one person to ruin your whole lovey-day-experience. Mine was ruined in 2005.

I was dating a girl from Stanford in 2003 and she was pretty cool. I wrote a majority of my album ‘Landscape of time’ while visiting her. She inspired me to learn more. She inspired me to be a better writer and artist. But it got to a point where she was hindering me from hanging with my friends, going to church, & performing at shows.

We had a pretty decent give and take relationship. Whenever holidays or birthdays came, we got something for the other. And sometimes we would try to one-up the other by getting a gift that was bigger or better than the other’s gift. One time, she bought a cd deck for my car and replaced the two front speakers as well. Of course, I bought her almost every season of Friends. So it wasn’t like I didn’t give her gifts.

I say this to tell you about Valentine’s Day 2005. I bought her another season of her favorite tv show and I got her chocolates and a nice card. I even bought a gift card for her favorite clothing store. I was set. I drove about 80 miles to visit her at Stanford for Valentine’s Day. When we exchanged gifts she opened hers first and kind of threw a fit. She handed me a card and some candy. I’m looking for more. As she saw me look she said “yeah, I got you something else. Speakers for the rear of your car. But, I’m not going to give them to you. I don’t think you deserve them. They cost a lot of money and you only got me a DVD set. So, I’m going to keep them.” I was so confused and distraught. Where did I go wrong. Was my gift really lacking? I guess she wanted more out me. More gifts. Or at least more expensive gifts.

We had a nice heated discussion and I basically drove back home as a single man. She had ended the relationship on V-Day. Wow. I was surprised. I was upset. I was disappointed.

I was… relieved.

I might be the underdog, but I always bounce back. I might fall down but I always get up and return to pursue love again. Unfortunately, this earth has fleeting beauty and a lack of true love. Only God can show true love. Only God can give love that is unconditional. It is best that we as finite beings look up to Him and try to replicate his ways and give His kind of love. That is our success story. Our testimony is in Him! I would not have found my wife. The woman God created for me. To balance me out. If it weren’t for my mistakes, my failures, my trying, my being number 2. Being the underdog. Sitting on sidelines. God has blessed me through my trial and tribulations and after pursuit and dedication I have surpassed my pride, my ambition, my swagger. I have found reconciliation through realization and humility. I am humble now.

Thank you God for testing me. Thank you God for blessing me. Look where we are now. We are becoming AnchorMEN. We have more than a hope, we have a truth, a design, a purpose. Let’s continue what Jesus has started.

We all need an S.O.S.
We can’t continue to be Sitting On Sidelines.
If we’re playing to win, then let’s Win The Day!

We all have a story about being number 2. What’s yours?
Share your story about Sitting On Sidelines, as the underdog, or #2 below or @ http://SoulAnchorMusic.com/SoS

Hear more of my story (in the form of hip-hop) @
http://j.mp/sittingonesidelines

NBC’s Grimm Features Local Talent

Salem, Ore. –

Local Salem actor, Mike Dunay, is guest starring in NBC’s new hit series “Grimm” this coming Friday, Dec. 16th. “Grimm” is based on the classic Brother’s Grimm fairy tales, but with a modern twist as they unfold in present day Portland, Ore. The show has received rave reviews as NBC’s number one new series, which plays at 9 p.m., Friday nights.

“Grimm” shoots in Portland, Ore. and surrounding areas that offer a rich diversity of backdrops. Episode seven titled “Let Your Hair Down,”(Dunay’s episode), was filmed among North Portland neighborhoods, in a sound stage in the northwest industrial area and in the forests of Roslyn Lake Park, outside of Sandy, Ore. In the episode, Dunay plays a camper who is on an off trail backpacking trip in route to an unfamiliar lake. “Many think of the forest as a quiet, serene place, but my character meets terrifying new challenges in a backpacking trip gone wrong,” Dunay says.

Dunay began acting in middle school and was involved in Gresham High School’s drama program. He has worked as a professional actor since receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Carnegie Mellon University. Following graduation, Dunay pursued a career in Los Angeles where he acted in a number of independent films, including just released on DVD, “The Open Door”, which shares the same horror/thriller genre as “Grimm.”

Dunay notes, “Working on the set of Grimm was a thrilling experience. It was great to be on a set full of local talent.” He hopes Grimm’s success will draw more interest to the Willamette Valley’s film and television industry. While he’s not filming, you can find Dunay serving at Salem’s popular Italian restaurant, Gamberetti’s.

For more information, reach Mike Dunay by phone at 503-586-3609 or by email at mike.dunay@gmail.com. You can also watch his demo reel and see his IMDB site.

Hosea Youth Services Tonight! (Updated)

Chris Treborn is prepared to share his life & experience through his music with the homeless youth tonight @ Hosea Youth Services in Eugene, Oregon.

He has put together a powerful, testimonial performance set featuring songs he’s written between 2002-2011.

Setlist:

1. When Adam Ate The Apple
from the album “Landscape of time”
2. Let Me Out
remixed to the “Angry” instrumental
3. I Don’t Wanna Be Alone
remix of “This Is Me” to Tedashii’s “Last Goodbye” instrumental
4. Put Me In Coach
5. Dum Dum
freestyle featuring eCsiLe
6. Footsteps Beside Me
from “The Emancipation of Camron Darby” featuring eCsiLe

Event @ Hosea Youth Services on November 4th with eCsiLe, Kirk Bathke, Chris Treborn,

Living Witness, & Mending Hope to share with the homeless youth of Eugene.

eCsiLe (w/ Kirk Bathke & Dylan Jeffus), Chris Treborn, Living Witness, and Mending Hope will all be sharing music ministry with the youth at Hosea Youth Services. This event will also feature special guest speaker Frank Caudillo.We will be gathering donations of much needed living supplies to assemble gift packages for these homeless teenagers from the streets of Eugene. Bring an item from the list below and come enjoy some quality hip-hop music.

If you can’t make it to the show YOU CAN STILL HELP! Please contact eCsiLe or one of the other artists if you have items on the list that you can donate to this worthy cause.

Here are the needs:

Adult sized backpacks
Gloves
Stocking Caps
Bottled water
Breakfast/granola bars
Sunflower seeds
Small (sealed bagged) snack foods
Band-Aids
Anti-biotic ointment
Chapstick/Lip Balm
Blankets
Sleeping Bags
Watches
Portable CD Players

Contact one of the artists if you have new or used (good quality) items you can donate to this worthy cause. Thanks and God bless!

ABOUT HOSEA YOUTH SERVICES:

Location
Affiliation
Hosea Youth Services
About
Befriending Eugene, area homeless and at risk youth since 1997 . . . Operating our Drop in Center to meet basic needs and provide a refuge from the dangers and desperation of street life we hope to bring hope through sincere and consistent service.
Personal Information
Since 1997 . . . faith based outreach to homeless and displaced youth in Eugene, Oregon and outlying communitees.From our Drop in Center in the heart of Eugene we offer a meal, shower and laundry facilities, clothing, personal hygene items, and much more in a secure, restful and encouraging setting for youth 22 and under.

We think of our Center as a place for struggling youth to escape, even for a short time, the dangers and desperation of the streets.

We also offer refferals for many other services.

Email
info@hoseayouth.org
Phone
Website

NEW SINGLE: Put Me In Coach by @ChrisTreborn – http://itun.es/iBf66q

Put Me In Coach | http://j.mp/PMICiTunes

Also, you can preview the Remix and buy the Maxi-Single @ BandCamp

The underdog anthem from Chris Treborn & Marcos is officially available online now! Get the single at your favorite digital mp3 outlets for $.99.

This anthem was created for all the athletes that got next. It is dedicated to all the runner-ups. Put Me In Coach goes out to all the youth, not just in Salem, but for everyone across the nation that is young and unashamed.

Don’t let them make fun of you, just because you’re young. Set the example and do it with style. From what you say, to what you do. By your love and by your faith as you stay pure and true.

Even if you’re not currently playing the field, it’s better to be sitting on sidelines than standing in the bleachers simply spectating. Remember, you got next!

HELP:

We would love to get your feedback and your reviews on this song. Is it a hit single? should we make more songs like this? should Marcos be featured on every song? etc. Let us hear your voice. And please support us by retweeting, reposting, and sharing this content with all of your friends and acquaintances. We greatly appreciate you help and support.

Thank you!

Soul Anchor Music

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Chris Treborn returns to create new music that will motivate the underdogs and inspire everyone that is next in line. His new music is perfect for individual anthems and team mantras. The moment, you own it. So win the day!

ABOUT:

Chris Treborn, Marcos Esquivel, & Evan Beranek team up to make an underdog anthem.

“Put Me In Coach” featuring Marcos is the lead single from the upcoming Chris Treborn album ‘Sitting On Sidelines’. It is a collaboration album between producer Evan Beranek and emcee Christian Treborn. After Christian was spitting rhymes at Young Life Club, kids noticed how well the two sounded together. ‘S.O.S.’ is dedicated to all the athletes, especially all the second string players, and the practice squad. It contains dance, hip-hop, and techno tunes to get your adrenaline pumping and your thoughts provoking. This album is for anyone that never got their chance to shine and give em what they got.

Most of us have experienced ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ at one point in our lives. It’s all about being ready to play. Even if you’re not out there – starting, you got next. So be prepared for the game. Plus it’s better to be ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ than to be watching from the stands. Be a participator, not a spectator. ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ is not just about sports and athletics either, it’s about relationships too! So whatever the situation may be, remember to be prepared, because the opportunity will be yours! Carpe Diem – WTD!

Chris Treborn | Put Me In Coach (feat. Marcos) | direct link to —> iTunes.

Also, check this out: Chris Treborn is listed in NEW ARRIVALS for Christian Rap – here!

P.S.

Here are the lyrics:

You can say; “We’re destined for greatness!”
You can say; “You were made for this!”
Well, I was!
So…Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!I’ve been practicing so hard just to make it
If I had a chance you know how far I’d take it
Trust me I’m a great kid, soon I’ll be praised
Thanking my parents for the child they raised
Not boasting or bragging, I’m chosen I’m handling
I’m hot-roasted and handsome, this energy I’m channeling
If only, I could get it out, put it on the field
From a play to a set, from a tackle to a steal
(yeah) I gotcha, I’ll put the ‘D’ in defense
I am D man, so stop playing on the fence
This game is for real, so you got to get it right
Put me in coach, ‘cause I’m down for life
Even if I fall, even if I stumble
I will not whine, and I will not grumble
I will get back up and give another 1-10
‘Cause to give up is just another dumb sin …so…

PUT ME IN COACH, I’M READY FOR MY CHANCE
I’VE PREPARED ALL SEASON, IT’S TIME TO ADVANCE
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU WON’T REGRET IT
GAMBLE WITH ME, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU BET IT

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

So…
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

[I won’t let em make fun, just cuz I’m young
I’ll be an example and I’ll set it with style
By what I say, by what I do
By my love and faith, staying pure and true]

This is how I do, this is how it is
Giving a shout out to all the other kids
That be dealing with the biz, from a sizzle to a fizz
We will stand strong, we will place my bid
Use the gift given, thanks for the support
To every one who put their faith in any sort
We will not let you down, we’ll just be around
If not in the city, then we got to rep the town
This is for our school, even the alumni
We got to prove ourselves, no longer a dumb guy
Got to be so fly, if you let us spread our wings
Like the voice of an angel, listen as he sings

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

So…
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

So…
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

PR: Lead single “Put Me In Coach” from ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ by Chris Treborn (Link + Lyrics)

Chris Treborn returns to create new music that will motivate the underdogs and inspire everyone that is next in line. His new music is perfect for individual anthems and team mantras. The moment, you own it. So win the day!

ABOUT:

Chris Treborn, Marcos Esquivel, & Evan Beranek team up to make an underdog anthem.

“Put Me In Coach” featuring Marcos is the lead single from the upcoming Chris Treborn album ‘Sitting On Sidelines’. It is a collaboration album between producer Evan Beranek and emcee Christian Treborn. After Christian was spitting rhymes at Young Life Club, kids noticed how well the two sounded together. ‘S.O.S.’ is dedicated to all the athletes, especially all the second string players, and the practice squad. It contains dance, hip-hop, and techno tunes to get your adrenaline pumping and your thoughts provoking. This album is for anyone that never got their chance to shine and give em what they got.

Most of us have experienced ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ at one point in our lives. It’s all about being ready to play. Even if you’re not out there – starting, you got next. So be prepared for the game. Plus it’s better to be ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ than to be watching from the stands. Be a participator, not a spectator. ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ is not just about sports and athletics either, it’s about relationships too! So whatever the situation may be, remember to be prepared, because the opportunity will be yours! Carpe Diem – WTD!

Chris Treborn | Put Me In Coach (feat. Marcos) | direct link to —> CD Baby.

Also, check this out: Chris Treborn is listed in NEW ARRIVALS for Christian Rap – here!

HELP:

We would love to get your feedback and your reviews on this song. Is it a hit single? should we make more songs like this? should Marcos be featured on every song? etc. Let us hear your voice. And please support us by retweeting, reposting, and sharing this content with all of your friends and acquaintances. We greatly appreciate you help and support.

Thank you!

Soul Anchor Music

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FREE CONCERT: @eCsiLeHiphop in Eugene tonight!

Fans, Friends, Family:

eCsiLe & Kirk Bathke will be in Eugene TONIGHT as we have an amazing opportunity to share music and fellowship along with Jeff from Five Iron Frenzy and Seraphica!

If you live in the area come out and hang with us!

Hosea Youth Services
834 Monroe St. Eugene, OR 97403 at 6pm!

God bless you!

-eCs

Be sure to see where eCsiLe performs next at SoulAnchorEvents

PR: “The Emancipation Of Camron Darby” @eCsiLeHipHop In Stores Now!

Please go support our local favorite; eCsiLe & buy his latest release – “The Emancipation Of Camron Darby” which is now available online.

Here are a few sites you can check out for more!

YouTube
iTunes
AmazonMP3
CD Baby