I realize that this series has been called “The Top 10 LDS Musicians You’ve NEVER Heard Of”, and I also realize that many if not most of you are aware of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, but this essay is for those of you who are still not familiar with them. As I said above, Low changed everything for me, but I was a latecomer to finding out about them.
When I grew up in the late 1900s, I was mostly interested in classical and baroque music. It wasn’t till I first heard the Beatles around 1997 (I was 13 years old at the time) that I really began to be interested in popular and rock music. From there, I delved into prog rock like Yes and Dream Theater, jam bands like Phish, good songwriters like Chroma Key and Brian Webb, and experimented with heavier bands like Black Sabbath and the Scorpions. By the time I graduated High School in 2002 I was writing songs, performing them on street corners, and planning a future in music.