The Neverclaim →

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Nothing typical comes out of Portland.

So, it makes perfect sense that The Neverclaim may be, perhaps, one of the most atypical worship bands presently impacting church culture.

“We’ve developed an eclectic musical style that seems to separate us from any other worship circles we’d experienced,” Carlson says. “It’s at once youthful and folksy, new and familiar. With our goal being to stir revival in multiple generations, it’s encouraging to see such a span of ages in the audience and how our songs are connecting to so many generations in the Church.”

In a relatively short time, this sextet has evolved from local, to regional, to national and now international levels. Playing regularly with some of Christian music’s biggest acts such as Kutless, Tenth Avenue North, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham and many more. The band’s first taste of regional and some national attention derived from its involvement with Cultivation Generation – a youth conference set in Boise, Idaho – including original songs featured on a Vineyard Music-released live album. Another huge break came in the form of winning a national talent competition in Austin, Texas, which opened doors for the band to play a Christian music festival. There, they caught headline act Third Day’s attention and subsequently joined them on a series of tour dates as an opening act.