STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 156721-23063 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only Album
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
English blues veteran Bryn Haworth is well known for his prison ministry work and this release, primarily designed for distribution amongst prisoners, highlights a work ethic that ensures that there is no drop in quality from his mainstream output. As ever, Haworth keeps things varied by chopping and changing between styles with the electric blues rock of the title track sitting comfortably next some delightful country blues in "Good Friend" whilst instrumental covers of stalwarts such as "Crying In The Chapel" and "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" showcase the man's supreme slide guitar work. Delivered with his trademark warmly accessible vocal style, Haworth touches upon themes that will be relevant to his target audience with the likes of "All My Trials" and "Motherless Child" honing in on potential experiences of inmates in a generic sense whilst the gospel blues of "Sure Do Need Him Now" and "Walking With The Master" plus an affecting rendition of "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" all serve to offer up hope through Jesus for all who listen - incarcerated or not.
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