Mitch McVicker - Chasing the Horizon



Artist: Mitch McVicker
Album: Chasing the Horizon
Label: Out of the Box
Length: 12 tracks/48:50

Mitch McVicker, the hard-working singer/songwriter with the folksy, Midwest acoustic sound, releases Chasing the Horizon, a collection of songs born of life experiences. Teaming with talented musicians such as Phil Madeira on keys, Rick Elias on guitars, and Steve Hindalong on percussion, producer and bassist Michael Robertson helps McVicker craft a project tailored to fans of light, guitar-based country-flavored tunes focused on heartfelt lyrics.

McVicker makes a tribute to the late Rich Mullins on "Rich’s Song" complete with dulcimer licks. The whole album has a Mullins feel that will make the listener miss ol’ Rich all over again. Other highlights on the CD are "Suits of Skin" and "Anything," a rolling tune that will make you feel like you’re driving through the plains of America’s heartland. The a pithy lyric on "America" says:

I’ll take the scraps that fall to the floor
‘Cause all the meals I fix for myself
Leave me wanting more
The remaining songs are equally meaty. Stellar musicians offer solid performances, yet most of the songs don’t have the "killer hook" that would otherwise make this a stellar project. No one can replace Rich Mullins, but Mitch McVicker continues the legacy of songwriting craftmanship Mullins left behind. Although it won’t set the world on fire, Chasing the Horizon will satisfy fans who enjoy McVicker’s laid back style and thoughtful lyrics.

-Zik Jackson