Straighter Road is an a cappella group based in Camano Island, WA. Straighter Road started their journey in the summer of 2012. Kevin Kunz, wife Mary and daughter Aliya reached out to Diane Trandum, (High School mate of Kevin’s) and they started their search to form a gospel choir.
Lynn Knight, also a high School mate, joined the group and they spent about 6 months recruiting singers. Many came and went and Chris Nelson joined the group. Still without a tenor, Lynn reached out to friend, Jerry Leith and they were off.
Their attempt to start a large gospel choir ended with 7 united singers……..and that’s just how God works isn’t it? They had a plan and He had another plan and He wins every time!
Spending about a year crafting arrangements and lush harmonies, Straighter Road decided to try their hand at a capella, and this leg of the journey culminated in them being crowned 2015 NATIONAL Harmony Sweepstakes Champions.
This band of 7 brothers and sisters in Christ, with vastly varying backgrounds in music, united in praising God, in rich, lush gospel/jazz based harmony are committed to praising our Lord, with dedication, passion and creativity!
They state: Our heart as a group is to encourage and inspire those around us to see the bigger picture of the Living God. We want people to see through our music that we love because He first loved us and we work hard because He asked us to. We don’t have fans. We have friends and fellow brothers and sisters. This means that you are invited to join us in our mission.”
Their debut CD, “Come and Join the Family” was released in February 2016 and features 13 songs. Produced by Kevin Kunz, a founding member and arranger of A Cappella sensation, “Groove For Thought.” Kevin is a Seattle area native, long-time professional vocalist, musician, and worship leader. His award-winning arrangements and compositions, along with his extensive recording, producing, and choral experience enable him to make this new adventure a great and ambitious opportunity to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 time CARA award winner, U.S.A.Songwriting Competition finalist, 2005 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champion with Groove For Thought, and a Northwest Regional A Cappella competition judge give Kevin the experience and “ear” to “tune-up” Straighter Road into a dynamic professional group!
Learn more about the group at straighterroad.com