Two recent graduates from Northwest Nazarene University are experiencing the times of their life since graduation. They’re on tour with Christian music artist, Shawn McDonald. Nathan Walker is playing bass on the “Ripen” tour, while Scot Mortimer is playing percussion, harmonica, guitar, and keyboards.
Also on tour with Shawn McDonald is Warren Barfield and Alli Rogers for the “Ripen” tour.
A luxurious tour bus with nine bunks, two lounges, and a plasma screen TV complete with satellite, a trailer crammed with $200,000 worth of sound equipment, and crowds of 1,500 or more fans each night. That is what two recent Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) graduates, Scot Mortimer and Nathan Walker, experienced when they agreed to a six-week tour as band members for Christian musician Shawn McDonald.
This hits a little close to home for me because I’m a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, which is a sister school of Northwest Nazarene University. I got to know a few people from NNU during my involvement with student government.