Members: David & Justin
Olive & Iron started as the dream of brothers, David and Justin Magness, in 2001. Since the bands inception, they have been through the obligatory line-up changes that seem to happen to any band that stays around long enough. The current line-up seems to be the most musically cohesive ever. David Magness, guitar; Justin Magness, drums; Casey Lauterbach (formerly with Pocket Full of Rocks), lead guitar; Stephen Dumas, keyboards; Kale Magness, bass. O&I is currently wrapping the recording of their third album and should be released in the Fall of 2007. This will be the first album with the new O&I line-up and the chemistry has been great. The new tunes are relevant and unique, with compelling lyrics. O&I signed a promotions contract with Leah Ross and The Music Insider in Nashville, TN in February of 2006. The partnership with Leah has opened many doors of opportunity for the band. O&I keeps a busy schedule as they share their ministry in various venues ranging from Churches, Christian Coffeehouses and Clubs, to Festivals, Retreats, and Camps. O&I has also shared the stage with National Bands such as Jeremy Camp, Building 429, Kutless, Fusebox, By The Tree, Jonah33, Disciple, Spoken, KJ-52, Krystal Meyers, Pocket Full Of Rocks, Eleventyseven, Adam Watts and Strange Celebrity. Below are some comments about Olive & Iron:
"I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with the guys from Olive & Iron on several occasions. Very rarely do you meet young musicians who are as dedicated as they are to serving the Lord through music. I truly believe the Lord will use their music ministry to touch many lives for His kingdom."
Lead singer of Fusebox
The guys from Olive & Iron are a 21st Century model of the Apostles call, Let no one despise your youth. Watch their lives and listen to the depth of their music and you will be filled with Hope for tomorrow.
Pastor J. Timothy Montgomery
Heritage Baptist Church,
We had the blessing of Olive & Iron leading Worship at our Fall High School Retreat. These guys have a passion for Christ and a love for the Lord that shows in their music and personalities. They were an awesome example to our students in how to set your minds attention and hearts affection to the Lord through Worship. According to our students, They ROCK!
Jo Ann Greenfield
Immanuel Baptist Church
Little Rock, Arkansas
Each year our church is blessed to host many nationally known Christian bands as well as horizon bands that are just emerging on the scene. We recently hosted Olive & Iron for an entire weekend and were blown away by their musical skill and passion for communicating Jesus Christ in a language that todays students understand. These guys are sold out for the cause of Christ and are tremendous role models. They love Jesus...you hear it in their music but more importantly see it in their lives!
Associate Minister of Music & Worship
Prestonwood Baptist Church
After having, Olive & Iron , for a back-to-campus concert for our middle school, high school, and college students, I can tell you that they're the "real deal". Their passion for Christ and sharing Him with others is reflected in their music and their personal contact with the audience. Having Olive & Iron is more than a concert, it's an awesome worship experience. There's no doubt that we'll have them back!
Pastor Faron Rogers
Second Baptist Church
As a Youth Pastor or anyone with a heart for our youth, above all you want
to present the Gospel to a generation that is hungry. If you are looking
to partner with a band to help you do this with high energy, high quality
music that is second to none, then I highly recommend Olive & Iron. These
guys will truly help you show the love of Jesus through their music as
well as their lives.
Downtown First Baptist Church
For more information go to www.oliveandiron.com .