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Before Our Time // JON FOREMAN

Jon Foreman is a committed Christian. However, his goal has always been to make music for all people. "For us, these songs are for everyone. Calling us 'Christian rock' tends to be a box that closes some people out and excludes them. And that's not what we're trying to do. Music has always opened my mind — and that's what we want".

At the suggestion of a friend, Jon learned to play the guitar in Junior High, and later, helped his brother Tim learn to play the bass. During his high school years, he and Tim played in a variety of local bands, most famously their band 'Etc'. 'Etc' released a self-titled demo (of which only 1000 copies were made), but soon disbanded.

Jon went on and formed the band Chin Up (with Tim and a friend from high schoolChad Butler) and the band was quickly signed to an indie label called Re:think, where they changed their name to Switchfoot and recorded an album.

"Ten years ago, when I actually started making money with my songs I was nervous that the magic would disappear," Jon recalls. "That somehow, the passion, the joy, and the high that I got from music would evaporate with every step I took towards themodern music industry. I'm so thankful that that hasn't happened. I'm so thankful that these songs still mean so much to me. In fact, I am perhaps more drawn to music than ever."

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