Christian/Gospel Roundup, Summer 2011
Summer's only half over, but the season has already yielded a great crop of new music, with praise and worship from one of the genre's most prolific writers (Matt Redman) and prolific groups (Hillsong). Then there are several old friends we're happy to welcome back: Mediterranean-flavored folk-rockers Burlap to Cashmere return after a decade, piano virtuoso Fernando Ortega is back after a five-year break from recording and Southern Gospel sibling group The Martins are making beautiful music together once again. Then there's new hard rock from Blindside, traditional Gospel from Richard Smallwood and the debut of newcomer Dara Maclean. Listen to it all below.