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The First Review of ‘Faroe Islands’ Is In…

Please forgive this uncharacteristic self-tooting of our own horn, but this project has been SUCH a long time coming– and we are so very excited that it is finally here!

Prestigious publication CHRISTIANITY TODAY scored the first review of ‘Faroe Islands’ and rated it 4 out of 5 stars. Here’s a sample from their website:

 

RUSS TAFF:  FAROE ISLANDS

Style: Southern soul; compare to Mike Farris, Jason Crabb, Michael English

Top tracks: “Heaven,” “God’s Love,” “Help Me”

Christian music’s most unique voice continues his legendary thirty-year recording legacy with a project inspired by friends from and recorded in the Faroe Islands. An amalgamation of his career’s genre-bending diversity, the bluesy singer covers southern rock (“Rock Bound”), pop (“Love Is a Cross”), alt-country (“Here Comes Jesus”), gospel (“Heaven”), and inspirational tearjerkers (“Help Me”) compellingly, while alternating original co-writes with his Faroe friends with high-profile covers of Larry Gatlin and Bob Dylan. Horn hits, ultimate background vocal soul, and funky tight band arrangements complete the stellar set. And though the album’s influences are varied, Taff’s scruffy vocal soul is constant.         Copyright © 2011 Christianity Today

 

Cruise With A Cause

The Taff family recently participated in Cruise With A Cause to Jamaica. Billed as “the world’s largest missionary trip,’ 3075 people from all over the country visited schools in and around Montego Bay and delivered over 8 tons of free school supplies. Over 21,000 decisions for Christ were made!