The Topeka Capital-Journal

McVicker's new album puts him on map

By Phil Anderson
The Capital-Journal

Mitch McVicker, "Without Looking Down" (Spindust Records, 12 songs, 44 minutes). Topeka native Mitch McVicker hits full stride on his new release -- his first on a national label. Benefiting from the work of an outstanding array of musicians who back him up and the production mastery of Mark Robertson, Mitch unleashes a wide array of musical styles that complement his always thought-provoking lyrics. The result is one of the top Christian records of the year, one on which the Shawnee Heights High School and Friends University graduate arrives as a major new voice in this musical genre. As always, Mitch stays true to his goal of pointing people to the kingdom of heaven through his music. Among the highlights on this highly enjoyable set are the radio friendly "You Have Everything," the catchy "Take the Wheel" and "Turning Tables," a tune he wrote with Ray Boltz.