Deep Roots, by Steven Curtis Chapman

September 23, 2013

This album variously rolls with the calming reassurance of a Dixie river and chugs along like a steam engine. Built around hymns and southern gospel standards, Deep Roots oozes front porch intimacy, its acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies unadorned by studio trickery. There’s also the sweetest of family sing-alongs, as Chapman’s father and brother join him for a rendition of the Gaither classic “He Touched Me.”