December 8, 2014

Liz Vice

I don't listen to much Christian pop or contemporary worship music. Never have. It's not that I prefer hymns and organs. I don't. I just find most contemporary Christian music to be superficial, blatant imitations of other artists, poorly thought theology and tunes more appropriately used as jingles for toothpaste commercials. God knows that my good friend, Dan So, has tried to turn me on to some decent worship artists. But it has rarely had an effect on my snobbiness.

That said, I do have a soft spot for old spirituals. When I was a kid, my grandfather would often play gospels and spirituals on his record player. On rare occasion he would strum them on his guitar. He wasn't a great guitar player. So, when he played these songs he slowed them down a bit, often giving them an early blues feel. Liz Vice's music harkens back to this kind of Christian music. There's a stripped-down, simple-yet-beautiful, Jesus-centered sensibility that I've found myself smitten by. She's certainly not limited to my spirituals and Blues comparison. There are aspects of Motown and more. But whatever it is, it's beautiful.

Her album There's A Light is currently available for FREE. Go get it. You're welcome!

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