by Dave Carew
Allow me to be brutally honest: A lot of records I’m asked to review leave a lot to be desired. Often they are created by young musicians whose talent doesn’t quite live up to their ambition . . . or whose talent is readily apparent, but who haven’t quite flowered.
That’s why reviewing David Ditrich’s Home is such a joy.
In nine beautifully crafted, highly melodic pop/rock songs, David has created an album that reflects the very best of contemporary Christian music. Tunes as finely worked and memorable as “Better as You Go,” “Love is Here,” and “What If We” would be at home on albums by 10th Avenue North or Casting Crowns. Concurrently spiritual and contemporary, the songs reflect not only David’s desire to glorify Jesus, but also to do so with genuine artistry and a craft rarely seen in someone of his age.
If you enjoy Christian pop/rock—or haven’t heard it in a while, and want a taste of some of the best of it—this album should be on your must-have list.
For more information about David Ditrich and Home, visit FaceBook.com/DavidDitrichMusic.
David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.
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