CD Review: Faithful (Rick Webb Family)
Rick and Phyllis Webb began singing together over thirty years ago, in 1978, as part of a vocal group called ReGeneration. In 1983, they left, and Rick Webb and Kevin Miles began a duo called Miles and Webb. At about that time, Rick and Phyllis Webb began doing about 100 dates a year together. Their daughter Hannah and son Parker sing with them today, making the group a mixed quartet.
The project opens and closes with two songs from the modern praise movement, “I Call You Faithful” (Donnie McClurkin) and “In Christ Alone” (Keith & Kristyn Getty and others). Both fit the Webbs’ sound well. There are also three songs covered from other groups, “Heavenly Sunrise” (Hoppers), “The Spirit and the Bride” (Liberty Quartet), and I’ve Enjoyed the Journey (Spoken 4 Quartet). There’s also one hymn, “Praise to the Lord, The Almighty.”
The album’s overall sound and style will appeal to fans of the Talley Trio and Hoppers. The orchestrations are with live instruments, from the Nashville String Machine. After several years on the Song Garden label, the Rick Webb Family has been getting more attention—attention this project proves they’ve earned.
Rating: 4.5 stars. ♦ Average song rating: 4.2 stars. ♦ Group members: Rick Webb, Phyllis Webb, Hannah Webb, Parker Webb. ♦ Produced by: David Staton, Gus Gaches, Jason Webb, Phyllis Webb. ♦ Review copy provided. ♦ Song list: I Call You Faithful; Spirit And the Bride; Step a Little Higher; Heavenly Sunrise; Holding Hands; Every Knee Shall Bow; Press On; I’ve Enjoyed the Journey; Praise to the Lord the Almighty; In Christ Alone.