The bad boys (and girls) of CCM

I went to see Jennifer Knapp and Derek Webb perform last night.

Just a few scribbled thoughts:

It was a good show! Jennifer especially can project some serious emotional energy at the drop of a hat.

Recurring theme in just about every other song: Don’t be afraid.

Derek Webb is incredibly short.

I love percussion, but have really found drum-sets distracting the past few years (especially in church). It was refreshing that the entire show was solo voice + guitar. They did a few harmony numbers at the very end.

From Webb’s “Wedding Dress”

i am a whore i do confess
but i put you on just like a wedding dress
and i run down the aisle
i’m a prodigal with no way home
but i put you on just like a ring of gold
and i run down the aisle to you

From “New Law”

don’t teach me about moderation and liberty
i prefer a shot of grape juice

don’t teach me about loving my enemies

i don’t wanna know if the answers aren’t easy
so just bring it down from the mountain to me

i want a new law
i want a new law
gimme that new law

I’d post the lyrics to Jennifer’s song “Want for Nothing”, but it’s on the album that isn’t out yet. Can’t find ’em on the web.

Photo credit (from a show a few nights earlier)