Sunday, January 5, 2014

Blood Washed Band “Driftin’ Along”

(House of Mercy) I’m hesitant to call this lovely, charming, heavenly collection of spare, reverent traditional country gospel tunes totally sincere, in that I can’t tell if the love in their hearts is for Jesus or for the rural troubadours of yore who praised His name in twangy glory. Then again, it’s hard to know for sure how sincere Hank Williams was when he claimed he Saw the Light, but there’s no denying how many people have been moved, saved, and uplifted by that tune. That these blessed Minnesotans have originals that stand up to traditional and classic covers (especially a potent, completely serious, genuinely stirring number about Jesus bartending) may be the most miraculous thing in these sermons.

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