by Bryan Duncan

Dating all the way back to his time with the pioneering Sweet Comfort Band, Bryan Duncan has possessed one of the best blue-eyed soul vocal foundations in all of Christian music. Well over 30 years later, he’s still going strong throughout Conversations, and although it’s not on a major record label, the production quality and ultratight instrumentation has no trouble fitting right alongside past album classics like Mercy and Blue Skies. Aside from sounding absolutely spectacular, Duncan’s songwriting direction is still grounded in encouraging faith affirmations and praises, particularly on the harmony-laden “I See You” and the chilled out contemporary jazz leanings of “Second Chances.” He even gives a shout out of appreciation to long time fans throughout “Sweet Friend Of Mine,” who are certain to not only taking a liking to that tune, but this entire dialogue of Gospel-derived messages sung ever so smoothly in his unmistakable style.
— Andy Argyrakis

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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, and 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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