Come to the River

Come to the River

by Rhett Walker Band
     
 
The typical bent of contemporary Christian bands is to stick to a well-worn template of artless, arena-styled rock that has been buffed to a blinding sheen. So, kudos to the Rhett Walker Band for doing what they can to break that trend. There's still plenty of volume and bombast to the songs on the band's debut release

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The typical bent of contemporary Christian bands is to stick to a well-worn template of artless, arena-styled rock that has been buffed to a blinding sheen. So, kudos to the Rhett Walker Band for doing what they can to break that trend. There's still plenty of volume and bombast to the songs on the band's debut release Come to the River, but it's tempered with a whole lot of twang and attitude. Unfortunately for the quartet, that renders their sound to something akin to a Christian Nickelback. That might actually be considered a compliment in some circles, but for CCM listeners hoping for something a little different, it's quite a letdown. There are sparkles of greatness here when the band ratchets the volume and incident down on the particularly woozy and countrified "Brother," and the sedate album-closer "Singing Stone" puts the spotlight on Walker's restrained vocals and acoustic guitar. If the album achieves anything, it is to provide a perfect spotlight for Walker's incredible vocal range. The Nashville-native is capable of rafter-rattling howls and quiet whispers, each of with are affecting in their own right. And when matched up with his spiritually searching lyrics, his voice can cut straight through the thick layers of pounding rock music surrounding it. ~ Robert Ham

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2012
Label:
Essential
UPC:
0083061094027
catalogNumber:
10940
Rank:
4040

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Performance Credits

Rhett Walker Band   Primary Artist
Jerry McPherson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tony Lucido   Bass
Paul Moak   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer,Guitar (Tenor),Guitar (Baritone),Hammond B3
Joe Kane   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar
Kenny Davis   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Beth Lee   Art Direction
Tim Parker   Art Direction
Steven Delopoulos   Composer
Jason Ingram   Composer
Paul Moak   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ben Glover   Composer
Jeff Pardo   Composer
Kenny Davis   Composer
Rob Hawkins   Composer
Allen Salmon   Composer
Rhett Walker   Composer

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