Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Classic sounds and wise, often fun, lyrics from two of the pioneers of Christian contemporary music, fifty-somethings Phil Keaggy and Randy Stonehill. They've both got it.
Here is a review. These guys are really playing with their musical influences--Beatles, Who, Everly Brothers, Elvis, Carl Perkins, Steve Miller, Johnny Rivers--and it's fun.
A special treat is the pair's remake of a song they performed as the title track of a Keaggy project two decades ago, then along with Russ Taff, Sunday's Child. Now, as then, the song has them in full-Beatles mode.
I'll add this: If Keaggy isn't, as many claim, the greatest rock guitarist in the world, he's certainly one of them.
You can buy it at Amazon or iTunes. The latter is substantially less expensive.