CD Review: The Message (Browders)
The Browders are a family group; father Tommy Browder, his sons Matthew and David, and Matthew’s wife Sonya make up the group. All four play instruments in their live programs—Tommy plays lead guitar, Matthew plays rhythm guitar, David plays bass, and Sonya plays piano. (On the project, though, they utilized studio musicians).
On The Message, every song was written by a member of the group (most written or co-written by Matthew). Though there are a few piano-led songs, most feature acoustic or electric guitars prominently in the mix. Project highlights include the big ballad “Message of the Cross” and the closing track “Fall on My Knees” (featuring a nice cello part from legendary Christian cellist John Catchings).
Song list: Dream; Message of the Cross; Cast the First Stone; I Am So Blessed; Man I Am Today; Stepping Stones; Land of No Goodbyes; Praise You in This Valley; I’ve Got a Friend; King’s Kid; I’m Not My Own; Fall on my Knees. Review copy provided.