“In the Hands of the Carpenter”
Paula and Angie
With bluesier guitar licks, a funky rhythm, and a more soulful choir of BGVs than you typically hear in mainstream gospel, Paula and Angie’s “In the Hands of the Carpenter” calls on the Heavenly Carpenter to “tear down the walls in our heart” and fix us good: “Let Him change you, rearrange you, do what He wants to do.”
“I’m a real fixer-upper,” the mother-daughter duo sings, and the construction analogies keep going from there. Refreshingly old-school in a Muscle Shoals sort of way.
Paula Greene and Angie Greene Gray are from Wilmington, North Carolina, where they spent 15 years as featured soloists with the Wilmington Celebration Choir. The duo was named Traditional Group of the Year in 2015 at the Prayzefactor Awards.