I Long for You
Rend the Heavens
You are My God
Rain or Fire
RISE: is a heart cry and yet a commission to live life:ELEVATED! With their strong passionate and earthy tones, Gracious Vine again, heralds a Compelling call from the throne of God, to RISE and live life in the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Songs on this CD have a deeper calling to the spirit and soul of the listener. Starting with a beckoning to COME AWAY, the songs take the listener through various visuals that are biblically inspired and driven. There is deep lyrical theology attached to each song. Each in some way coax the listener into deeper waters, so to speak, in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
With Joanna's strong and passionate alto vocals, the songs resonate with a very worshipful, yet rock driven sound. The Album is topped off with the Title Track RISE, with a simply beautiful song with just piano and strings. It leaves chills after the powerful songs which cause the song to sit gentle beside the listener and cause them to marinate in the songs tenderness and yet compelling encouragement.
Band members include: John Fruhauf on acoustic, Dan Gallagher on drums, Tom LaMarco on Bass and Resonator during Rain or Fire, and Anthony DiFabio & Bob Goodwin, tag team it on Electric guitars throughout, bringing, classic rock sounds with a mix of melodic ethereal sounds like in Mountains.