Jericho Hill was one of five finalists in the USAA and We Are the Mighty’s nationwide “Mission: Music” competition, held in September. The contest was open to musicians who are active duty or veteran military.
The Everett-based band was formed by Army veteran Steve Schneider and Navy corpsman McClain Potter. The two began writing music together in 2012 while studying at Shoreline Community College, where they bonded over their military experiences.
In 2014, they invited friends to play with them, including singer Malcolm Williams, drummer Adam Birchman and bassist Nick Skinnell, officially creating Jericho Hill. The band name is a reference from “The Dark Tower,” a book Potter read during deployment.
The band describes itself as united by the military, whether they wore the uniform or a family member did, and military service influences their music. They also see music as a source of healing for veterans.
Watch a video of their contest entry:
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