Jon Micah Sumrall, of Kutless, visited the Breedlove Custom Shop to design a new custom guitar.
(Above: Erika Mohr discusses the build process with Jon Micah Summrall)
About Jon Micah Summrall:
"My band mates may describe me as an adrenaline junkie and while there is a part of me to which that rings true, I also find great enjoyment in quietness and many of the simple things that surround us on a daily basis. I have always enjoyed the sounds of nature (particularly in the Pacific Northwest) but our life on the road has caused me to increasingly value the sounds of nature such as a cascading waterfall, or the sound the wind rustling the trees, and even the sound of silence itself. It is ironic that many of these experiences mesh together with my adrenaline fueled hobbies to create what I find to be rest and relaxation." Read more.
A funny thing happened on the way to the release of “Believer”, the latest album by Kutless.
Somehow, without the band even realizing it, through more than a decade of making music, they
became… established. Just like that, Kutless has transformed from that new rock band from Oregon to the one new
bands look up to, the band whose music is all over the radio in multiple formats, the band that’s
sold millions of records.
“We’re not the new band anymore,” says front man Jon Micah Sumrall in a moment of
reflection before a show. “Now, people look to us as the veteran. It’s kinda weird. We meet kids
who say, ‘I grew up listening to your music’, but they’re like 25 years old!”
Their newest release, “Believer,” finds Kutless using that decade of growth to deliver an expertly crafted set of songs
with as much diversity in the music as there is consistency in the message. Pounding drums and
screaming guitars lead the way out of the gate as “If It Ends Today” makes the album’s first
statement on what it really means to have a relationship with Christ. And a gentle piano points us
heavenward as “Carry Me to the Cross” closes in reverent worship. In between, Kutless explores
the brutality of the crucifixion, our resulting identity in Christ, and the daily struggle to surrender
to His leading. Learn more at www.kutless.com