Jackson Finch - Experience

Tuesday 1st October 1996
Jackson Finch - Experience
Jackson Finch - Experience

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Warner Alliance WBD4195
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Following the huge success of Jars Of Clay, it isn't surprising that America's CCM scene has spawned a selection of bands in a similar musical vein. Jackson Finch are two good looking dudes to whom your mum would love to serve tea! Musically, this is rootsy, acoustic, bluesy, country, rocky stuff with smatterings of organ, cute acoustic guitars (including a brief cameo from Phil Keaggy) and some sublime violin. Despite the many musical elements, producer Mark Chesshir has managed to construct an uncluttered sound for the album. Breathy vocals and harmonies vie with strong rhythms which are less urban than the JOC sound. All of the above combine to make this a special album with songs that connect. Personal favourites in the Rimmer household include the ballad "This Love" where the violin weaves a mesmeric pattern around the main action. "Diamonds In The Road" has that violin again but this time it's almost hoe down in style counterpoising the rhythmic groove of the track! (Pretentious, moi?) Lyrics are jam packed with poetic imagery and it's even more impressive when you consider that the boys have chosen to eschew the writing talents of the Nashville tune machine in favour of their own efforts. Strong stuff!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Katherine Tramell-Hu in Canton,tx @ 11:22 on Jan 20 2018

Is this by chance the same Jackson and Finch that sang at church camp in Arkansas? In the early 90's?

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 14:04 on Dec 9 2011

What a nice welcomed addition to the ccm genre for the 90's era. Right away, "Only YOU" grabbed my attention, great ccm sound, just love it! wtg guys!
Brian & Kevin wrote all these wonderful songs to hear; they have great harmony. "This Love" is an amazing song, well crafted with lyrics the same & nice lengthy instrumental tag; love it guys! thank you! CCM vet and guitar great Phil Keaggy adds his talent to the song "JESUS Is There"; love the chorus.
"Fascinated" grabs the listener; another great song!
"Waiting" is another that has a great awesome chorus. Brian's piano beautifully flavors the closing #,
"YOUR Grace". GOD Bless! -Don

Posted by michelle davis in alabama @ 11:02 on Jun 5 2010

please please tell me this is the same jackson finch that lived in alabama and ran a group home for a min kevin and jenna jackson if so u were my foster parent and i would love to here fromu been searching for u for a while know please email me back if this is u thank u so much

Reply by jana Jackson in Atlanta GA @ 13:08 on Jul 14 2010

A friend sent this link to me...had no idea it was out there. :) YES!!! This is jana who is married to Kevin Jackson of Jackson Finch. ...and yes we were foster parents in AL.
Michelle!!!!! How are you sweet girl??? All grown up now, I'm sure! :) Tell me what has been going on in your life? I am honored you have been looking for us! I would LOVE to reconnect! Much love!! ~jana :)

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