Biography and History of CROSSOVERroad Band
Greg and Jeanne's friendship bloomed and within a year, they were married, with a resolve that God would always be a part of their marriage, and divorce would never be an option.
Jeanne had begun singing contemporary Christian music at the church she and Greg had helped to found, and so loved it that she wanted to sing nothing else. Greg came along a little slower, but got there just the same, and soon his songwriting had crossed over and was totally Christian. Greg, Jeanne, and Tom were all saved by the blood of Christ, and it was time for the band to sing the songs of their hearts. A new band name was in order, and they started with the name "Crossover," which evolved into "CROSSOVERroad." They have truly traveled a crossover road!
The musical sound was very strong three-part harmony, all three also doing solo work. Accompaniment was Greg on acoustic guitar, Tom on bass guitar, and Jeanne on congas and other percussion. Timothy Hof was a part of the group for a year, but was over-obligated and playing a lot as a solo artist. The trio always wanted to expand the group again. During the summer of 2003, they found themselves playing at the Spirit Creek Festival in Shelbyville, IN, where they met their soon-to-be new conga player, Tom Sterrett. Tom Williams had moved to playing rhythm guitar, and Pete Ritz had joined to play bass with the group, but realized he, too, was over-obligated and needed to back away. (Seems to be a common thread with Christian men!) Tom Sterrett recommended a good friend and former bandmate, Danny Meador, who plays upright bass--and bows!! It was a great fit and, after one rehearsal, everyone agreed Danny was the man!! Danny fit right in, and was soon giving as good as he got on all the joking and silliness that goes on in bands; another brother in a growing family! After a while, Tom Sterrett needed to reduce his load as well, and Bill Pottschmidt joined on congas and percussion. For a short time, we also had an incredibly talented keyboard man, Scott Musser, but with four teens, his attention was needed at home.
So there have beens ups and downs and ins and outs, but we feel we have found our way through the maize and the pieces are now in place. The new website at www.crossoverroad.com is in the works, and is currently operating as a "hub" to link you to this site and to our online calendar and email; it will eventually be our only website. The CD, "Come On In," is out and on sale. This Christian family is ready to come to your church or function and share the love of Christ in song and witness!