Gospel music will always shine. A centerpiece of American sounds, it carries the ability to inspire all those within its sweep. Even for listeners beyond the beliefs at gospel's rousing center, the songs rarely fail to raise the roof everywhere they are performed. In that way, groups like the Sojourners are prophetic. They start with a higher power pushing them forward, and then arrange their voices in ways to bring the light forward. Will Sanders, Ron Small and Marcus Mosley come from different areas, and use three distinct singing styles to stir up everything they touch. The twists and turns never stop, and by album's end it's obvious the Sojourners, only together a few years now, are here to stay. With producer Steve Dawson, they gather imaginative material by Los Lobos, Dorothy Love Coates, Rev. Gary Davis and others, along traditional classics arranged by the trio, and make them modern wonders. Gospel music is timeless, and as long as artists like these put their talent where their spirits reside, we will all find our path to higher ground.