Derek Webb takes on the sacred harp sound

Derek Webb performing live in Asheville, NC in...
Derek Webb performing live in Asheville, NC in November 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With his new album Ctrl, Derek Webb breaks new ground sonically with his combination of nylon-string acoustic guitar, Sacred Harp recordings, and hyper-personal lyrics framed in a fictional narrative of his own writing. Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music that took root in the Southern region of the United States and is part of the larger tradition of shape note singing. Webb interweaves recordings of the four-part harmony, historic, American art form into his compositions on the new 10-track album. Nice to see a Christian artist doing something different than the same old, same old! -Mark Weber

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Mark Weber publishes the MarkWeberMusicBlog.

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