Sounds like … clever and introspective folk-pop along the lines of Derek Webb, Andrew Osenga, Andrew Peterson, and Chris Rice.
At a glance … having spent years writing for other artists, Randall Goodgame again makes a stellar impression with a thought provoking, spiritually enlightening, and musically engaging solo EP of his own.
Some of Randall Goodgame's most familiar tunes are those recorded by other artists, most notably, the fifteen he's written for Caedemon's Call (including "Only Hope" and "Hand of the Potter"). His songwriting resume also features work alongside Andrew Peterson (most recently, the children's album Slug, Bugs and Lullabies), and he frequently collaborates with these artists and others as a member of the creative collective, The Square Peg Alliance.
Outside of collaborations, Goodgame's an accomplished solo artist in his own right, flying a bit under the radar perhaps, but scoring critical acclaim every step of the way. His discography kicked off with 2000's Arkadelphia, followed by 2002's The Hymnal, 2004's War and Peace and now his Bluebird EP. As with past collections, this six-song project is loaded with warm, descriptive songwriting sure to please fans of Andrew Peterson and Chris Rice, not to mention easy-going and entertaining folk-pop arrangements by producer Quinlan (Rebecca St. James, The Benjamin Gate).
The opening title track could compete neck and neck with today's very best porch-pop and coffeehouse rock offerings. Beyond just the ear pleasing acoustics, there are plenty of poetic parallels to a bluebird filing high in the sky with nothing but freedom to fall on (applicable to matters of faith, art, and dreams in general). "All the Years" is far more placid in comparison, ...1
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