"1000 generations has opened up worship's expressive vocabulary. Throughout their very special album, 'prayers,' they remain true to a singular vision, a way of speaking to and about God that is as liberating as it is exhilarating. From its resplendent cover art to its delicate aural accents, 'prayers' is the best new album of the year."
-Davin Seay, Worship Leader magazine
Truly, 1000 generations strives to create music and art that moves people and encourages them to have life-changing experiences with God in an open, honest environment.
Led by the 24-year old husband and wife team of Steven and Amanda Potaczek, who also are staffed worship leaders at the Indianapolis Vineyard Community Church, the group normally travels as a five-piece composed of individuals from all over the globe. "We are psalmists, writing songs that are vulnerable, transparent prayers, which express the inexpressible for others," says Steven. Stylistically, 1000 generations has a piano-driven, world-influenced pop sound often compared to that of Paul Simon, Michael W. Smith, and Peter Gabriel.
Though the group has only recently released their debut album, they are quickly garnering quite a following among young to middle-aged adults. ChristianityToday.com selected them as one of the top ten independent bands of 2004 stating that their music "has everything you could ever want in a worship album: original songwriting, a relatively unique sound, breathtaking musicianship, and a passion for encouraging others to walk closer with the Lord." While their music offers something for everyone, 1000 generations sees their primary audience as being ages 21-45.
It is said, "By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God." (Mt. 5:16) While creating music and art that is expressively worshipful and honest, 1000 generations desires to bring an atmosphere of excitement and blessings for all present to have awesome experiences together and with God.
"The voice qualities and harmonies on this 1000 Generations CD are nothing less than angelic. I found myself being transported in my spirit to a place of surpassing peace, a peace from God that transcends understanding. The songs have enabled me to have an undercurrent of hope and trust when my externals are all producing stress and pain." -John Crowder (head of InterVarsity for Southern Indiana)
"I really dig [this] album! I certainly wasn't playing this well at that age. Great work here." -Bruce Hornsby (ala "the Way It Is")