Christian music concert set at amphitheater

| July 31, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Make a Joyful Noise concert at the Coshocton Airport Amphitheater is a great opportunity for church groups and area residents to rock out to Christian music.

Headliner of the event is Josh Wilson, who is known for hits such as, “Savior, Please” and “Before the Morning.” In 2012 he also won the Christian Songwriter/Artist of the Year award.

The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 and also features Wyndsor, which is excited to open for Wilson.

“We get to play at a great big venue before a well-followed artist,” said Nate Laughhunn. “You can’t match that.”

Wyndsor was formed when Laughhunn made a last minute decision to compete in a battle of the bands.

“During my freshman year of college, I was jamming in my room and a neighbor of mine encouraged me to compete in the battle of the bands,” he said. “I didn’t really want to, but at the last minute I went and found a bunch of random people on campus and had us practice nonstop for a week. We ended up winning the contest and our award was to perform at another show. It was then that we realized we had something.”

Laughhunn is now a junior at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and the band has been through some changes, but they are still making their mark on the music world.

“We ended up playing for Chris Sligh who was on American Idol and was in the top 10,” Laughhunn said. “We opened up for him and he said he’d record us for free if we could get out to where he lives in Colorado.”

Wyndsor was able to fund the trip to Colorado to record with Sligh and are now in the process of working on their second album.

“We’ve been described as having hints of Coldplay, U2 and other more contemporary bands, but our music also is kind of unique,” Laughhunn said. “We aren’t boring. You just have to come hear us to get a proper description.”

He also believes their music conveys a message of hope.

“It says how we feel, who we are and how we deal with it,” Laughhunn said. “Our first album was a lot of songs about crying out to God as we questioned if this was what we were supposed to do. Now that we know this is what we are supposed to do, our newer songs are about our fears and how we deal with them.”

In addition to Laughhunn, Wyndsor also includes Logan Stone, Michael Grenier, Cameron Hargett and Alec Barnhart.

Tickets for the Aug. 10 concert are $15 and are available at the Coshocton Chamber of Commerce, Good News Book Store, at the gate or online at

This month, the amphitheater also will feature the Crowtown Country Fest on Saturday, Aug. 24. Headlining the event is Marty Stuart and The Kentucky Headhunters. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with opening performer Johnny Hiland. Lawn seats are $30 and VIP tickets are $60.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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