Dirt Empire is a band that helps lead Sunday morning gatherings for the church. The band is led by Brian Haitz, an FDC Worship Intern, and is comprised of 5 musicians who are all members of the church. Their passionate original songwriting is honest about the Christian experience and points the listener to the power of the Gospel to transform lives. 

Dirt Empire takes their name from a line in a Nine Inch Nails song called “Hurt” from their 1994 album The Downward Spiral. The song was brought back into popularity in the spring of 2003 when it was covered by Johnny Cash for his “American” album series. The line from the song is “you can have it all, my empire of dirt” which is a creative way of saying in the end the physical things we own, the things of this world, are not the things that matter. The inspiration is spun into a reference that points the listener to the eternal matters of the soul.


DISCOGRAPHY

ADVENT (2015)

About

The word "Advent" derives from the Latin word meaning "arrival". Looking and longing for God's arrival is what this season is all about. He does it in the most unlikely places and when we least expect it- we know this because he showed up in a feeding trough in a forgotten corner of the world.

credits

Vocal, Guitar: Brian Haitz
Electric Guitar, Banjatar: Ryan Day
Bass: Ben Sooy
Vocal: Katie Linn
Keys: Michael Phung
Drums: Randy Pettus


FDC Live - Volume I - Hymns (2015)

About

This is a compilation record with contributions from all 3 FDC bands. It was recorded live during Sunday morning services at Fellowship Denver Church.

credits

Edbrooke Collective
Vocal, Guitar: Adam Anglin
Vocal: Jenna Walker
Drums: Dustin Peterson
Bass: Micah Schmiedeskamp
Lead Guitar: Mark Walker
Keys, Vocal: Katy Parker
Violin: Ben Wiechman
Bass, Vocals: Keith Stevens
Drums: Dan Notary

The Long Plains
Vocal, Guitar: Jordan Lucas
Lead Guitar: Ben Willms
Drums: Jesse Cowan
Bass: Ryan Day
Keys, Synthesizers: Jim Lischeske
Vocal: Amy Bloomquist

Dirt Empire
Vocal, Guitar:
Vocal: Katie Linn
Guitar/Banjitar: Ryan Day
Bass: Kelly Haugen
Drums: Randy Pettus
Keys: Michael Phung