This project picks up where the collaborations between these two camps (on the BBA’s last two albums) left off, galvanizing the listener with songs where one can feel the sweltering heat of the church house in August and taste that refreshing lemonade enjoyed porch-side in the late afternoon. With swelling choruses and lyrics that lay claim to the heavenly path, these songs make age-old gospel rhythms contemporary in a way that’s both accessible and buoyant.
On "Take My Hand" and "Church on Time," you can almost feel
the quaking of in-studio, knee-slap, time-keeping as the boys team up to bring
you a couple rollicking inspirational hymns.
With the soulful energy that pours out of this country-fried collection of songs new and older-than-your-parents’-parents, you can’t help but keep the faith. And with Ben and the Blind Boys leading the congregation, that’s just what you’ll do.