A Messenger: Expanded Edition  (Sparrow)
by Colton Dixon

FOR FANS OF: Lifehouse, Jason Castro, Capital Kings
Rating: 4 Stars

When A Messenger first released around this time last year, it showcased this American Idol season 11 finalist’s dynamite vocals and superb songwriting skills. Given the project’s success, it’s only fitting for the original to be fleshed out with a pair of tunes not available on the standard edition. Additionally, four catchy remixes are sure to keep the momentum alive until the modern rocker’s next official studio album.
– Andy Argyrakis

WE LIKE: “Never Gone (Capital Kings Remix)”

About The Author

Andy Argyrakis

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).