Sharing the Road and Shout for Joy, by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

April 18, 2012

Richard Colligan, a Lutheran church musician, yields two uplifting discs and 30 songs inspired by the Psalms. The overall feel varies from minor-key folk to gospel-tinged rock. It’s anchored by Colligan’s voice, a creamy, sublime tenor reminiscent of Jars of Clay’s Dan Haseltine. Shout for Joy concentrates on Advent and Christ­mas, with psalm material from the Revised Common Lectionary; Road is geared toward Lent. Available at The River's Voice.