Most people who attended the March 16 concert had never heard of the name Ike Ndolo before he and his band took the stage in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University. The four-man Christian folk/blues group from Nashville strapped up, plugged in - and took the crowd for an unexpected joyride with an explosive set list.
"Riverside," an upbeat song from the band's latest album "Rivers," took the crowd down south in a way that can only be fully appreciated when the band is playing live on stage. A struggle between the world and God, Ndolo's lyrics in the song speak about a topic all Christians face:
the world is in my bones
it makes me wrestle with You
oh, but You have claimed me
Newman University student Nate Siple and his good friend Cody Brown opened for Ndolo. Being on a big production stage was a first for Siple - but surely won't be his last.
"It was really cool. I just could not stop smiling when I was up there. It was so much fun," said Siple about his performance.
To learn more about Ike Ndolo, visit his web site.