For King & Nation performs Mountain Vineyard, Spirit West Coast, Fishfest

Luke Smallbone clearly remembers his Steph Curry second.

It got here proper after he and his brother Joel — collectively generally known as the pop duo For King & Nation — had sung the nationwide anthem earlier than a sport between Curry’s Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis.

As he was strolling off the courtroom, Smallbone — an enormous Warriors fan — occurred to cross paths with the longer term Basketball Corridor of Famer.

“We walked by him and (Curry) type of motioned like ‘Hey, good job’ or no matter. And I simply checked out him and mentioned, “Sup, man” and stored on strolling,” mentioned Smallbone, realizing that had blown his probability at wanting cool in entrance of his sports activities hero. “That was my horrible Steph Curry story.”

“Luke had by no means mentioned ‘Sup, man’ earlier than,” Joel Smallbone provides for emphasis.

Bay Space followers may have the possibility to say “Sup, males” to the brothers Smallbone when For King & Nation performs June 8 on the Mountain Vineyard in Saratoga. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $36-$206, mountainwinery.com.

The multi-Grammy-winning act additionally headlines two main Christian music occasions — Spirit West Coast on the Stockton Enviornment on June 9 and Fishfest at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on Jun 10 — with CeCe Winans, Pat Barrett and different acts additionally on the payments. (See transparentproductions.com for data on each of these exhibits.)

I lately had the possibility to speak by way of Zoom with For King & Nation in regards to the band’s newest No. 1 album, “What Are We Ready For?” We additionally spoke in regards to the Nashville duo’s upcoming movie, “Unsung Hero,” which follows the Smallbone household — which additionally contains Grammy-winning vocalist Rebecca St. James — from their residence in Australia to the U.S. and, ultimately, the highest of charts. (Go to unsungheromovie.com for particulars).

Q: Promoters have lined up loads of expertise for this 12 months’s Spirit West Coast and Fishfest. It have to be enjoyable to play these forms of festivals.

Luke: Anytime you get to do these occasions and also you get to see all these genres of music, that clearly include an analogous message — you’ve received gospel with CeCe, you’ve received Pat Barrett with the worship aspect of issues — that’s at all times a particular factor. You get to listen to all these completely different flavors.

Q: I’ve been to Spirit West Coast earlier than and it was nice.

Luke: To be sincere, California might be one in every of our favourite states to play in America. It at all times looks as if it’s California, Texas and Florida the place the crowds — and simply the passion and fervour — are superb. So, I we sit up for making these new recollections with Californians.

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