Sounds like … acoustic pop/folk; Over the Rhine, Emmylou Harris, Julie Miller
In a nutshell: Formerly with underground roots rockers Old Black Kettle, Nashville's Julie Lee now releases a pensive EP of earthy reflections. Her voice is cozy and enchanting while her heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics are spiritual and sensitive.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/stillhouseroad.
Style: pop/rock/modern worship; Michael Gungor Band, Robbie Seay Band, Newsboys
In a nutshell: Grammy-winning producer Dale Oliver (Casting Crowns, Josh Bates), gives this South Carolina quintet's three-song EP a professional leg up on the band's indie brethren. With memorable praise choruses and ultra-tight instrumentation, Jupiter Wind's potential is obvious on just three tracks.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/jupiterwind.
Style: rap/hip-hip; compare to KJ-52, TobyMac, Paul Wright
In a nutshell: Subtitled "Spreading Kingdom Realities In Perilous Times," this sophomore CD is firmly grounded in the gospel. Still, the seeker-friendly rapper's strategy of evangelism keeps his lyrical bent closer to the streets than to the church.
For more information, visit www.benjimanmusic.com.
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