"The theme that runs through my music is that the love of God is stronger
than anything else we can come up against," says Mitch McVicker. "We human
beings are imperfect, but God is perfect, and He will complete a good work
in us one day."
Label: Rhythm House Records
One of the greatest tragedies in the history of Christian music happened
in the fall of 1997-Rich Mullins died. He overturned his vehicle while
driving to a concert. But miraculously, his young friend who was riding
with him, songwriter Mitch McVicker, survived. Mitch cowrote several songs
with Mullins, including the 1999 Dove Award Song of the Year, "My Deliverer."
And Mitch continues to make music today, even though he's still recovering
from the crash. On his self-titled release Mitch sings in a staccato, rough
voice that has Midwestern folk rock written all over it. From the hammered
dulcimer on "Freedom" to the trash can percussion on "The Lemonade Song,"
Mullins' sound lives on. Barely escaping death has a way of prompting a
new perspective on God and life. And on this album Mitch McVicker brings
his unique view of God and life to light.