Waterdeep – Pink and Blue – 2008

February 2, 2009

wd_pb_coverLast December, I went to see Derek Webb at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA. I have been a DW fan for quite some time, so I was excited. I had heard of the opening act, Waterdeep, but didn’t really know what to think of them. They seemingly started off as a Christian praise band, and while they had some undeniable talent, the product of their music just wasn’t something I was in to. All I really knew was their worship music of the 90’s. So, when I saw them play with Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken (they ended up playing a split set, side-by-side) there at Eddie’s, I was blown away. Their music was pure and real. Don Chaffer and his wife Lori combine in both musical and spiritual harmony and create something unique. Their music has an underground, independent feel to it, which allows for some expirimentation that pays off in the end. They are masters of unabashed layering throughout their mixes, which adds detail, and makes their music strikingly interesting. Their latest, Pink and Blue, is by far one of my favorite albums of this year, and has set the bar pretty high for the remainder of 2009. Below is a cut from P&B.

Waterdeep: Life of the Party


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