Music Spotlight: Jamie Willard

August 24, 2010 by  
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Reviewed by Mark Bowyer –

Jamie Willard can say so much—without ever saying a word. This is what I discovered while exploring the amazing guitar handiwork that is his music. Lyric-less Christian Acoustic Guitar Music? I was skeptical at first as well. Well, I am skeptic-no-more. Excelsis Deo is not a Christmas album as you might think. It is instead a fascinating dive into uncharted musical waters. Read more

Music Review: Matt Redman

August 10, 2010 by  
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Review by Mark Bowyer –

Just like the man behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz, the extra not mentioned in the credits of a TV show or the stage manager silently calling the cues for a big production, so is the songwriter, worship leader and author, Matt Redman. He is a talent whose works are known and who is worthy of recognition. Read more

Music Review: Brooke Barrettsmith

August 3, 2010 by  
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Reviewed by Stella Star Cordova –

Brooke “Barrettsmith” Adams is probably best known for her small television appearance on season five of American Idol. She made it to the top 44 before being cut off from the reality television show. The small appearance on the show wasn’t the start of her career, but it did motivate her to follow her passion. Read more

Music Review: Evan Wickham

July 20, 2010 by  
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Reviewed by Mark Bowyer –

With most people thinking of springtime and falling in love with each other during wedding season, one artist takes his music a step further and discusses the ultimate love—that love that is demonstrated by God toward man. Evan Wickham, worship leader and artist, brings his sensitivity and doctrinal maturity to the music scene in his most recent album, Above the Sky. Read more

Music Review: Ian McIntosh

July 6, 2010 by  
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Reviewed by Mark Bowyer –

Almost halfway through the New Year, let’s focus on a new generation of artists. Ian McIntosh, in his early 20s, is setting the bar high for futuristic worship music. A keyboardist, Ian uses all the modern conveniences available to experiment with the newest sounds emerging from the current band trends. Read more

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