Tim Foreman might be 35 now, married with kids, but don't call him an aging rock and roller.

The Switchfoot bassist is 10 minutes late for an interview because he was busy surfing the waves outside his San Diego home.

"I'm literally dripping wet talking to you," said Foreman, who is the youngest member of the band.

Formed in 1996 by brothers Tim and Jon Foreman and drummer Chad Butler, Switchfoot is playing one of its final shows of the year at 7 p.m. tonight at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore.

Foreman said fans can expect a rocking show. Switchfoot spent the past several months filming a documentary about the band, followed by an acoustic tour, he adds.

"We finally played a rock show the other night and it felt real good," he said. "We've only got two shows left in the year. So we're ready to rock out."

Switchfoot -- the name refers to a surfing term -- enjoyed quick success playing the Christian rock scene in the late-1990s. The band first gained mainstream recognition after four of their songs were included in the 2002 movie, "A Walk to Remember," which starred Mandy Moore.

That led to their major label debut, "The Beautiful Letdown," which was released in 2003 and featured the hits "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move." It went on to sell more than 2.6 million copies.

Early on, the band toed the line between embracing opportunities that came with performing Christian music and avoiding being pigeonholed into that genre, Tim Foreman said. The band still walks that fine line.

"These songs aren't just for people who believe the same things we do," he said. "But at the same time, if people ask 'Are we Christians?' the answer to that is easy: 'Yes we are.' That's certainly a goal of ours, to bring that aspect to every show we do."

Getting older, and having families, has changed the band and given their music more meaning, Tim Foreman said.

"When you first start out as a band you're just trying to put gas in the van and get from one city to the next," he said. "We love what we do. We love our music but at the same time, I don't know if it would be worth it (without family)."

Switchfoot has aged well, with the band's seventh studio album, "Hello Hurricane," winning a Grammy award in 2011 for Best Rock Gospel Album. More recently, the band completed the film, "Fading West," with an accompanying album that will be released Jan. 14.

"We're so excited about it," Tim Foreman said. "A long time coming making both a film and an album at the same time. The basic premise is chasing songs and waves around the world."

Switchfoot is known for adopting charitable causes with its tours. Tickets to tonight's show require a $1 donation to the Maryland Food Bank.

If you go

What: Switchfoot concert

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19; doors open at 7

Where: Rams Head Live!, 20 Market place, Baltimore

Cost: $25, plus a $1 donation to the Maryland Food Bank

Details: Visit

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