Jun 08 2013

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Stuck In These Shoes

4588426032_525x219Lord please change these driftings in my soul
I’ve been fading, tryin’ to grab control
I’m walking through your kingdom
But I’m stuck here with the shoes I’m in
Worn down sole, torn out toes…”


Mitch McVicker has been giving concerts and recording albums for 15 years. His 1300 concerts and nine albums have taken him to 49 states and 12 countries.

Now, he is at it again. McVicker’s latest album, Underneath (Out of the Box Records), explores the earthy, practical truths and the mysterious beauty of the Kingdom of God. Inspired by Jesus’ teachings that the Kingdom of God does not lie on the surface, Underneath is the most connected group of songs McVicker has released to date. McVicker’s self-produced Underneath is the deep-lyric, folk-rock his loyal listeners have come to expect. However, there are come sonic surprises.

Underneath travels down some roads McVicker has not ventured down before. There is the ethereal and bare-boned “Savior, Savior”; the rollicking, Irish sounding, party-prayer, “Come Back to Your Heart”; the title track’s ’70s funk; and the quirky “The Way Up Is the Way Down”.

untitledAfter growing up in Kansas, McVicker began working with the late, great Rich Mullins. The two of them performed concerts, wrote songs, and were roommates in New Mexico. McVicker was then in the car wreck that killed Mullins.

Shortly after Mullins’s death, and while McVicker was still deep in recovery (a process that lasted years), the two of them won the GMA’s Dove Award for song of the year, for their writing of “My Deliverer”.

McVicker continues to travel the country and perform concerts, and will do so for as long as the Lord sees fit. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and loves spending time with his wife, Paula, and their two children, Brooklyn and Payson.

When he is not on the road doing concerts, McVicker wears all the hats needed to make an underneath-style music career go. He handles booking, creative management, recording, tour management, publicity, merchandise management, promotional efforts, etc.



For the next few weeks Cry of Worship Ministries will be highlighting some ministries and ministers of all sorts who encourage our relationship with Christ and will provide links in case you want to use them as resources as well. Feel free to leave comments and criticisms and encouragement! – Richie & Kathy


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