Point of Grace: ‘Directions Home’ album review
3.5 Overall Score


Word Records

For Fans Of:

Avalon, Carrie Underwood, Wilson Phillips

We Like:

"Something in the Water"

Point of Grace: ‘Directions Home’ album review

After conquering the Christian charts throughout the ‘90s and crossing over into country throughout the 2000s, it’s only fitting to find the Point of Grace ladies applying their unmistakable harmonies to favorites from each of those avenues. No matter if they’re covering Wynonna’s “Only Love,” Avalon’s “Friend of a Wounded Heart,” Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” or Matt Maher’s “Lord, I Need You,” the trio spins pure vocal gold, all while maintaining instrumental continuity throughout the otherwise diverse origins. Much of that can be credited to the group’s co-production alongside Andy Leftwich (of Kentucky Thunder fame), plus from contributions from Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill, all of which further reinforce the instantly appealingly, earthy nature of this faith-nurturing collection.

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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).

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