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The Gray Havens – ‘Ghost Of A King’ album review
4.5 Overall Score

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Artist Garden Entertainment

For Fans Of:

Rend Collective, Glen Hansard, Sara Groves

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“Shadows Of The Dawn”

The Gray Havens – ‘Ghost Of A King’ album review

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On its sophomore effort, The Gray Havens continue crafting engaging folk/pop compositions with contemplative lyrics, while making noticeable strides creatively and personally. Besides sounding extra seasoned with their already steady craft, the husband/wife duo David and Licia Radford are baring even more of their souls thematically, tackling issues of longing and the desire to invest in lasting relationships rather than temporary earthly gain. The project also benefits from the easygoing touches of primary producer Ben Shive (Colony HouseRend Collective), plus there’s a cameo from Colony House’s Will Chapman to further supplement the couple’s understated yet often times gorgeous musicianship and hand-in-glove harmonies.

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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).