Acoustic Worship isn't so much a band as a brand>. Maranatha fills a niche with their easy listening, standard praise music in straight rhythms. It's what you might get if you mixed the gentleness of John Michael Talbot, the acoustic hip-ness of Keith Green and the innocent ensemble harmony of the Partridge Family (on the more up-beat, tambourine-fortified AW pieces). The studio work of Acoustic Worship fills different types of listening purposes: It can be soothing, non-invasive praise and worship (sometimes background music); or it often serves as a go-to reference for the original melody line of worship songs which can get skewed when being sung by so many thousands of different directors and church groups around the world. From either direction, Maranatha! are the leader in their style and always a peaceful environment-setter.