Six years could be a lifetime if you're Sparrow Recording artist Shawn McDonald. Six years ago he hadn't recorded his genre-bending soulish-folk debut, Simply Nothing. He hadn't had labels like Columbia and Java Records knocking at his door. In fact, six years ago, Shawn McDonald didn't even play a lick of guitar. He had never taken the stage in a club or a coffee house. He had yet to write his first song.
Truth is, six years ago Shawn McDonald was just a desperate, lost kid in Eugene, Oregon, who grew up too quickly without his parents in his life, and who was now full of rage, and staring down the barrel of nine felony charges for possessing, growing, manufacturing and dealing marijuana, LSD, crank and a host of ... more
The Isaacs’ world class vocals and breathtaking harmonies take center stage in this stellar collection of “nearly a cappella” favorites featuring their award-winning combination of bluegrass, country and gospel music. Infused with originality and featuring fresh arrangements of classic favorites, Naturally is, without question, the consummate project of the Isaacs’ 30-year career.
Singer/songwriter Sara Groves has a compelling, passionate voice, capable of conveying the emotional nuances of a song with a sraightforward, no-frills integrity. But the most powerful component in her artistry is her songwriting. "Hello Lord" finds her wrestling with a decision and looking for divine wisdom. On "Painting Pictures of Egypt," she sings of the difficulties involved in moving forward. The title track is the album's emotional focal point and the ideal example of why this young artist should have a long-running dialogue with a wide audience for years to come.
She probes the depths of the human soul and produces a level of honesty in her songs that make her more "real" to the listener. Neo-Folk / Pop.
Now 15 of the uplifting favorites you know by heart are gathered together with three sparkling new releases! Revisit beloved worship classics "He Is Exalted" and "Lamb of God" as well as radio hits, including "God Is in Control" and "The Time Is Now."
As Sara Groves set out to record her sophomore project, All Right Here, the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut, Conversations, she began looking back at the road she's traveled and where it's taking her. "Conversations was very devotional. It reflected my devotional life," she says. "I wanted All Right Here to reflect my whole life. I wanted to be a mother and a wife and a friend and a foe, and I wanted to be a child of God in the middle of all of these relationships, to give voice to the whole human experience and not just a corner of it."