Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Been To The River" by J R Roberts (Spiritual/Blues artist from Gainesville/Jacksonville, Florida (FL))

"Been To The River" by J R Roberts is a unique cross between traditional blues and today's contemporary Christian music. The musicianship, songwriting, and recording quality of this CD is very impressive. Opening with the blues-groove "You Are King," listeners are immediately introduced to J R's soulful and powerful vocals. It is clear that J R has quite a keenness for crafting memorable songs. Lyrically, these tunes are perfect for the congregational worship setting. J R showcases his unrefined country blues side with the very intimate title-track, "Been To The River." Moreover, "Jesus Be The Lord Of My Life" ventures into the adult-contemporary genre and demonstrates J R's vocal and musical versatility. All in all, this CD flaunts a wide appeal to fans of gospel, blues, jazz, and adult-contemporary and is well worth a listen.
-Xavier P. and

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