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Big Surprises in Little Packages
Posted November 03, 2015
By PhronsieHowell_NRT, Staff Reviewer


Christmas came early for Crowder fans! On October 30th, Crowder surprised everyone when Neon Porch Extravaganza was released. Recorded live in Atlanta during the Outcry Tour, this 6 song album brings the concert experience home. As something additionally fun and unique, Crowder has provided a number of different album art downloads for iTunes featuring his faithful companion Kenny Rodgers the Arctic Fox.  

It's undeniable that live recordings have a different feel than studio recordings. Often times they're more raw and emotional because of the added dimension of the audience, and Neon Porch Extravaganza is no exception.  

Crowder is known for his unique combination of sounds and moving lyrics. From appalachia to southern rock to gospel, he includes it all. The popular worship single "I Am" from Crowder's debut solo album Neon Steeple makes an appearance, as does the Grammy-nominated track "Come As You Are." Bordering on southern/folk rock, "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" (featuring Tedashii) urges listeners and prodigals to come back to God because "you can't outrun God."

The Bottom Line:
Crowder assembles an outstanding live set, and Neon Porch Extravaganza lets those who may not have been able to see it be a part of the experience. 

Song to Download Now:
"Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" (Get it on iTunes here.)

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