Finding Favour is comprised of Blake NeeSmith (lead singer/vocals), Dustin Daniels (bass/guitar/vocals), Josh Duckworth (drums) and Allen Dukes (guitar/vocals), this south Georgia based group is making their debut with the emotionally powerful single, “Slip On By.” Produced by Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Sanctus Real, Mandisa) the single was written by the members of the band along with Stevens based on Neesmith’s conversations with his grandfather encouraging him to not let the blessings of life pass you by.
Josh Duckworth of Finding Favour took time out to answer a few questions.
Q: How did Finding Favour form and how did you come up with your name?
A: Our name derives from Proverbs, Chapter three which says: “Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them down within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people (NLT).” This is our hearts desire, to love people and love God well.
Q: Where does Finding Favour get their inspiration for their songs?
A: Inspiration for us comes from everyday life. It’s a journey we are on; a Spiritual Journey in which God is leading us. It can be a struggle in this lifetime, but God is teaching us through it. From that, and through our songs, we want to encourage others and be a vessel. We want to give hope and let people know that no matter what’s going on or what they’ve been through, God is there.
Q: Who has impacted you on your journey?
A: Family, Friends, fans, other bands, people we encounter for a short while, and just life in general. We encounter someone or something just about every day that we are impacted by and we pray that God continues to bring people into our lives like this. This is what our music is about.
Q: Did you always feel a calling into music, what is your vision/goals?
A: We’ve all felt a call as servants of Jesus and through that, a call to music. We believe God has gifted each one of us uniquely in our musical abilities from the start. We all grew up playing in the church and knew that He had a something in store for the future.
Our vision is to keep pressing on and make the name of Jesus known. We do not want to lose who we are and what we are in Jesus! We’re grateful for the opportunity to play our music, tour with so many talented artists and getting to meet new friends in the process!