Seth Walker: Lay Down (River of Faith)
Lay Down (River of Faith)
Seth Walker (acoustic guitar, vocals)
Leap of Faith (Hyena Records HYN 9375)
Seth Walker (acoustic guitar, vocals),
Gayle West, Angie Primm (backup vocals), Kevin Mckendree (organ), Colin Linden (Dobro), Steve Mackey (electric bass), Lynn Williams (drums).
Composed by Seth Walker.
Recorded: Nashville, TN, July 2008
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
Folksinger Greg Brown has created the perfect description for most contemporary Christian music: "Praise the Lord, let's go to the mall." Ouch. (Hey, a man whose father was a minister should know!) In truth, much of the music labeled "praise" is very bland, having lost most of the connections to early gospel and jazz. Seth Walker, while more of a blues and folk musician, gets the true feel of gospel going on this one. All roots, no mall … so the intermingling of blues and jazz and the spirit (via the B-3, the Dobro and Walker's very soulful voice) is allowed to shine through.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski