Mitch McVicker: The rootsy singer/songwriter emerging from the death of a famous friend

Saturday 1st March 2003

Mitch McVicker spoke about his new album, Rich Mullens and playing live.

Mitch McVicker
Mitch McVicker

Some people might say that you are in Rich Mullens' shadow. What do you say?

For a shadow to be created something must stand in between the object and the light. Rich never stood in between me and the Light. He always pointed me towards the Light.

Tell me about the song "Deeper In Love".

I'm trying to focus on my flight towards God and what he has made me. I want to concentrate on flying towards God without looking down at my doubts and fears... which goes clear back to my recovery process... with all the doubts and fears I had... I feared if I would not be able to sing...among other things. We all have these doubts and fears and we tend to focus too much on them. I want to not look down at that stuff but instead I want to look towards my God.

How do you cope with all the travelling you do?

"Take The Wheel" is my prayer as I travel. We get to travel and have lots of long drives in this profession. It is my prayer that I could rely on God to steer more than I typically do. I want to depend on God to lead and steer me.

Live performance is very important for you.

If you think too much of yourself, you are not going to do much. A lot of people are trying to be CD covers rather than being communicators with their audience. But (being on stage) is always an amazing thing! I love it. I try to give people something to hang on to. CR

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Tony CummingsTony Cummings is the music editor for Cross Rhythms website and attends Grace Church in Stoke-on-Trent.


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