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un · re · fined [ˌənrəˈfīnd]. adj.
something that is not pure or perfected. [unrefined.]
something that is not changed by special treatment. [unprocessed.]
something that is not made by using artificial chemicals. [organic.]
something that is in a natural state and completely unaltered. [raw.]

 
hi. i’m jon. i run UNrefined. thanks for taking an interest. let me explain what this is.
basically, GOD loves me dearly. and that wrecked my life. for the better. for HIS glory. and now, because of JESUS, i am alive. and it’s awesome. 
UNrefined is a music collective. i write the songs, find vocalists who best fit them, and then produce the tracks. boda bing boda boom.
my dream is to produce real music. the raw and unprocessed stuff. one-hundred-percent bona fied organic. truth be told, these songs weren’t written in a pretty studio with fancy equipment. there wasn’t a team of writers trying to figure out what new word rhymes with “grace” and what catchy ear worm goes with it.
most of these songs were written with me having a breakdown on a basement floor with a guitar. these songs were written in the rock bottom moments of my life. they’re not meant to be the next contemporary christian radio music hit. they’re meant for people who are still on the floor. who are struggling. who need encouragement. who need truth.
that being said, i have three promises that i am making to you, the listener.
one. authenticity. to always be real. no fluff. no fake. we’re all human here.
two. quality. to always give the best and nothing less. reap what you sow.
three. verity. to speak truth and nothing but the truth. so help me GOD.
this is not my career; it’s my calling. (two very different things there.) that being said, this is unpaid. for all of us; me, the vocalists, and everyone else involved. we are not a business. we are not a machine. we are people. any money made is going to first go to cover production costs, then to organizations and charities that we, UNrefined, decide on. we’ll let you know on how that pans out.
UNrefined will work in seasons and release singles within those seasons. the tracks will then be gathered together into EPs or LPs. (i don’t have the time or recourses to produce album after album, so i’ll just do this one step at a time.)
so that’s the bare bones of this. we are real people who produce real music for real people. like you. if you have any questions, thoughts, concerns, encouragement, criticism, words from GOD for us, or cries of outrage, we’d love to hear from you.
thanks for listening,
-jon