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Ellie Holcomb – ‘Red Sea Road’ album review
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Ellie Holcomb – ‘Red Sea Road’ album review

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The 2014 Dove Award New Artist Of The Year returns with her anticipated sophomore set, Red Sea Road (buy). As a response to a period of trying times for the singer-songwriter, Red Sea Road emanates hope from tracks like “He Will,” “We’ve Got This Hope,” “You Are Loved” on down to the title track inspired by, “An unseen Hope [making] a Red Sea Road when there seems to be no way (Ann Voskamp).” Piercing the doldrums of so much publicity given to darkness, Red Sea Road parts the way with a positive palette, while simultaneously dealing with serious subjects—etching an indelible mark on Holcomb’s journey as an artist with obvious staying power. She’s got music in her veins, and then some, but how refreshing is it to listen to someone willing to expand upon and stand out in her uber-talented environment?

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Kevin Sparkman
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After both on-stage and front-office experience in the Christian recording industry, (including co-founding Exit 3 Entertainment, Inc. and General Manager of hip-hop label Beatmart Recordings), Sparkman returned to Salem in 2014 from a Dir. of Communications position in the United Methodist Church. He became the Managing Editor of CCM Magazine in January 2015.

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