Monday, June 14, 2010
GOING TO CHURCH WITH PATTY GRIFFIN
Griffin shares some Bible stories on DOWNTOWN CHURCH. This is something oft lacking in CCM songs. 'If I had my Way' is a bluesy song telling the tale of Samson and Delilah. 'The Strange Man' tells both the story of the Samaritan woman who meets Christ at the well, and the story of the woman caught in adultery. Jesus is the 'Strange Man' because of the countercultural ways he deals with these ladies. 'I Smell a Rat' is the funnest song. I could hear either Dolly Parton or Christina Aguilera singing it! It is both fun and accusatory: "You won't tell me where you been/Whiskey running all down your chin."
I highly recommend this CD to anyone wanting to hear a truly authentic album by a genuine artist. Visit http://www.pattygriffin.com/ for more info on her.