@Cody-Soule thanks for these press clippings ... really cool history! I love this quote from the last article, sums up the whole experience perfectly for me:
"There's a certain organic excitement that is very attractive to people joining the Spafford community," Smith said. "It's more than just liking the songs they write or liking how well Brian plays guitar. They like how the music makes them feel. They like the inspiration the band brings to their lives. They like that their music motivates them to be creative, unique, and artistic. That's a truly wonderful gift that many bands don't provide."
True that homie