Brookhaven Mississippi’s Acoustic/Christian artists Chris and Caleb bring a new taste of acoustic music to the stage. Chris Phillips and Caleb Smith offer a unique blend of talents that encourage people to desire a deeper connection with Christ.
“Chris and Caleb have a sound reminiscent of an early Shane and Shane or Jars of Clay. It has been quite sometime since I have heard a group with such great chemistry at such an early stage of ministry. When you combine that with their polished vocals and a message that is not compromised, it is evident that God has big plans for these guys.” – Eddie Harrison of Hopes Call
Apart from working on their much anticipated debut album, Chris and Caleb travel while sharing Christ’s love through their humble harmonies and authentic hearts. Chris and Caleb also play at many events such as Disciple Now, See You At The Pole Rallies, youth rallies, church services, and a lot of other occasions.
Chris and Caleb first met at a local music store where Caleb was employed. Though Chris was pursuing a solo career and Caleb was leading worship at surrounding churches and youth events, their passion for people encountering Christ through music united their hearts. Their music focuses mainly on vocals and acoustic guitars as they seek to keep a natural, gentle sound that is inviting to all listeners. However, they have been known to play in “full band” settings while still keeping the worship mood alive.
“…Their well crafted acoustic guitar driven music contains catchy rhythms and peaceful melodies which bring the music a certain "easy to like" feel. The Christ centered lyrics inspire the listener to praise and worship for our Savior. The lyrics encourage thought and consideration for the direction of your life. Both Chris and Caleb are excellent vocalists, in my opinion some of the best on the current Indie music scene. I am reminded quite a bit of Shane and Shane as I listen to Chris and Caleb. These guys have a bright future ahead of them…” – Rick Henry, Christian Music Site
As their music reaches further out and their friendship continues to strengthen, it is evident that these guys take worship leading seriously. They tend to stray away from being categorized as “entertainers” or a “concert band.” Whereas these terms can be used appropriately in Christian music, Chris and Caleb take the term “worship” to heart. They thoroughly enjoy experiencing worship with their audience rather than putting on a good show.