After hearing gospel vocalists The Sojourners back up Jim Byrnes on House of Refuge, one couldn't help but wonder when they would record their own disc.
Now they have.
Hold On has Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Ron Small blending their voices seamlessly, accompanied by producer Steve Dawson on guitar and ukulele, Keith Lowe on bass and Geoff Hicks on drums (Byrnes appears twice in a guest vocalist role). The songs have their roots in the Christian faith, but go beyond the church. Curtis Mayfield's People Get Ready was a song embraced by the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and Eyes on the Prize became a civil rights mantra. Clean Up, sung a cappella, speaks about setting things straight and starting over.
Have a Little Talk with Jesus is a highlight, the three voices soaring in perfect harmony. Hold On is enough to make a music-loving atheist have second thoughts.