Howie Campbell - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar (LoPrinzi), percussion; Wayne Grosvenor - Acoustic and Electric Bass, Congas; Webb Sanders - Harmonicas; Heather Walker - Cello; Lonsdale Walker - Flute; Debbie Campbell, Dianna Sit, Chris, Sarah and Campbell Taylor, Jessica Stablein, Elizabeth Bro - vocals.
The title track, "Thank You", is dedicated to the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ for having saved me. Like "We Can Make It", it has a mellow jazz flavor appropriate for the reverence and awe due His Holy Name. Acoustic bass and guitar, harmonica and percussion support the smooth vocals.
"The Truth", "Turn Your Eyes To Heaven" and "Jesus Is Salvation" are all played on acoustic guitar in a finger-picking style. Electric bass, percussion, and harmony vocals add rhythm and color. The ladies singing harmony are all from Memphis, TN and the musicians are from New York, making a nice north/south blend. On "The Truth", a Tin Whistle is played by "the phantom whistler" (he wanted it that way).
"Goin' Up To Heaven" a shuffle blues tune, is a favorite in the coffee houses, concerts and on the street. I love doing this one at "Downtown Jammin' with other musicians because we jam on it. "The Greatness Of Our God" is a challenge to clean it up for Jesus. I believe it's a message for us today to take a serious look at who we are and live for the Lord. This song is done in a minor key with harmonica wailing in the back, electric bass cooking away, and lead guitar weaving throughout. It's a mover.
"Where's The Love", "Psalm 101" and "The Lord Is Holy" are enhanced by my dear friends Lon and Heather on flute and cello. They are very sensitive players who make the lyrics come alive. "The Lord Is Holy" also includes a special treat and answer to prayer for me: my family joins me on this one. It sounds like a band of Christians in the Australian Outback praising the Lord around the campfire. It's cool.
The last song on the CD "He's Comin' Back", is exciting both musically and lyrically. The pulsing strum of the acoustic guitar, the drive of Wayne's electric bass, strong harmonies by the "Memphis Ladies" Dianna, Jessica and Elizabeth, and Webby's driving harmonica declare the message the words are proclaiming: Jesus Christ is Coming Soon! Are you ready??
I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed putting "Thank You" together. My desire is that the words will inspire you to look into God's Holy Word, make it a part of your life, and share the exciting message of joy and hope, through Jesus Christ, with everyone you meet.
Let me know how you like it by writing me at www.howiecampbell.com