JGM Pick of the Week: March 7, 2016

Paula & Angie - Thalian Hall - Ministry Event“In the Hands of the Carpenter”
Paula and Angie
Lamon Records

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.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.