What Have We Been Up To?

Website fixes and upgrades coming soon, a new explainer video, and more.

Yup, it will be mobile!

Many of our bands live on the road, and need access to our network.  And when our Host Homes are away from their computers, they need access to respond to the band’s requests and prayer needs.  We’ve been hard at work, listening, making adjustments.  And we look forward to sharing them with you soon….

PLEASE STAY TUNED!

We Are Simplifying…

…our message and our website. Some see RYFO as a website. Others think of us as a host home network. But we want you to know that our heart and vision is to see the love of Jesus unavoidable inside the music community. Offering host homes is one way we do that. And our website is simply the tool we use to connect people together. But the RYFO heartbeat is not a website. We have a desire to see a very dark and hope-less community find joy-filled grace. We hope that when you think of RYFO, you think of Jesus, not a website or a service.  He is our message.

What have YOU been up to?  We want to hear from you!

What drives you to serve musicians?  What has your experience been?  What opportunities have you had to connect with and serve musicians through RYFO?  We would love to hear from you!  Please reply and let us know!

Features

HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.

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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."

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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.

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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.

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