songs of hope and grace
"A masterful album from one of the best wordsmiths in Christendom" (Tony Cummings, Cross Rhythms)
Musically it's an eclectic mix of blues, folk, country, pop, rock and roll, reggae and jazz influences, produced by Adam Rust, featuring many supporting vocalists and players including a major contribution from woodwind virtuouso David Fitzgerald.
Lyrically it's something of a storm of words: stories, imagery, humour, wordplay on a journey through our universal concerns of faith, hope and love and their shadows - doubt, disillusionment and rejection - echoing many of the themes of the ancient Jewish psalms.
Charitably, all income from the album goes to help complete the building of two schools in Jos in the troubled north of Nigeria.
Released in May 2018, this is Godfrey's first album recording since Forgiven Like This, the third album by Shattock and Rust in 1995.