The Things That Change and Don’t Change in Ten Years: A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter, Derek Webb

I’ve been a Derek Webb fan for years, having been drawn in by his willingness to wrestle through tough questions and creatively confront various cultural and religious issues in his songs that many artists of the same ilk seem to try and avoid. It also doesn't hurt that the guy’s a tremendous songwriter and performer. Over the past decade, he’s released ten solo records to go along with his large volume of work in Caedmon’s Call before that. When I was given the opportunity this past summer to j … [Read more...]

GGR Live Review: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, The Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO

Thursday nights are a special night for me.  It's one of the few nights of the week that I don't have many obligations, and my wife and I often find time to do a little something extra.  This past week, that little something was taking in a show at The Old Rock House in St. Louis, Missouri.I found out about Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors through NoiseTrade.com when their song "Fire and Dynamite" was featured on a sampler being offered on the site.  I was immediately hooked and decided to lo … [Read more...]

New Album Review: Derek Webb’s “I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry & I Love You”

Exactly ten years ago, singer/songwriter Derek Webb looked at the state of the Church and declared that “she must and shall go free.” This year, he’s telling us all that he was wrong, he’s sorry, and he loves us. But contradicting himself, he is not.In the decade since his departure from Caedmon’s Call, Webb has released eight solo studio albums. However you want to slice it, that’s a lot of music in a short amount of time. It also means Webb has had a lot to share with us as he’s matured an … [Read more...]