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Green River Ordinance – ‘Fifteen’ album review
4 Overall Score

Label:

Residence Music

For Fans Of:

Needtobreathe, Mike Farris, The Avett Brothers

We Like:

“Only God Knows”

Green River Ordinance – ‘Fifteen’ album review

Green River Ordinance, CCM Magazine - imageNamed after Green River Ordinance’s number of years in existence, the group’s third studio album taps into both signature elements from the past, alongside additional artistic freedom now a few more years removed from major label life. Musically speaking, that means plenty of dusty guitars plus earthy insertions of banjo, mandolin, harmonica and even a church organ, while lyrically, the guys dive in a pursuit of “finding something more.” Songs such as “Life In The Wind,” “Red Fire Night” and “Simple Life” all put a different spin on building community, while “Only God Knows” further empowers with faith-fueling (and instantly memorable) lines like “ain’t no devil gonna hold me down.” It’s all perfect for a backyard bonfire, front porch swing or intimate gathering amongst close friends, though it’s sure to sound just as sweet pumping out a dashboard radio.

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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

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).