Christian Rock

Eddy Mann – Chapel Songs

2023-12-31T23:18:42-06:00December 31st, 2023|

Eddy Mann Chapel Songs Independent (release date: June 2, 2023) By Robert M. Marovich With Chapel Songs, Philadelphia-based Christian folk artist Eddy Mann offers a dozen prayerfully meditative selections with acoustic austerity. The album is aptly-titled. The easy, peaceful songs express the intimacy of an evening chapel service. Examples [...]

Imari Tones – Nabeshima

2021-08-28T02:17:39-05:00August 28th, 2021|

Imari Tones Nabeshima Sliptrick Records (release date: July 6, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich “Japanese Traditional Christian Metal” are four words you rarely see joined together, unless you know about the Imari Tones. Nabeshima is the trio’s latest release, a two-CD set of songs in Japanese and English that [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: May 11, 2020

2020-05-12T01:14:33-05:00May 12th, 2020|

“Better Days” Joe Daccache Independent (release date: April 3, 2020) By Bob Marovich “Better Days” is a pop-styled song with an inspirational message from Joe Daccache. A thumping beat with swatches of warbling organ, plunky piano, hand claps, and flourishes of brass give the impression of being in the church [...]

Leo V. – Best Love

2020-03-25T01:37:29-05:00March 25th, 2020|

Leo V. Best Love Independent (release date: 2009) By Bob Marovich Singer-songwriter and musician Leo Valladares, aka Leo V., brings the musical richness of his Latino culture to bear on some of the Christian songs packaged on his 2009 debut CD, Best Love. Teeing up a Latin beat for [...]

Don Rutherford – Chronicles 16

2019-11-21T04:32:01-06:00November 21st, 2019|

Don Rutherford Chronicles 16 Thousand Generations Records (release date: January 19, 2019) By Bob Marovich Hearing Don Rutherford’s Chronicles 16 reminded me of the concept albums produced in the 1970s by Canadian rock band Rush. This was confirmed with the one-two punch intro to the album’s “Canaan / The [...]

2019 Absolutely Gospel Music Award Nominees Announced

2019-01-24T02:34:18-06:00January 24th, 2019|

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 16, 2019) – The administrators and staff of are proud to announce the nominees for the 2019 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. As in years past, the nominees were chosen by the staff of and select media representatives. Starting on Monday, January 21, 2019, the [...]

New Devin Williams CD Comes with Strings Attached…A Whole Quartet, In Fact

2018-10-03T22:49:02-05:00September 30th, 2018|

By Bob Marovich With seven of his singles, including the latest, “Like a Fire,” becoming Top 30 Christian Rock charting songs, Devin Williams has done what, to my knowledge, no Christian rocker has done to date: set his searing singles to the soothing sounds of a string quartet. Released August 31, Devin [...]

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