The “Christ-Haunted” Music of Kate Campbell

Kate Campbell is a country singer with a soulful voice and distinctly Baptist theology. She has lent her talents to many worthy causes, and I have been pleased to be with her on many occasions. She brings a sort of prophetic insight into social issues that often...

‘Save the Day’

The title song opens the collection by juxtaposing elaborate pleasures with simple ones. It comes closer to rock-and-roll than any other selection on the album and grabs the attention of the listener, alerting us to the significance of the word “day,”...

‘For the Living of These Days’

Kate Campbell’s latest CD, For the Living of These Days, sets a rigorous standard for itself by opening with Woody Guthrie’s “Jesus Christ.” It is a challenge for a self-identified gospel album to maintain direct contact with the harsh...

‘Blues and Lamentations’

On the insert of Kate Campbell’s new album, Blues and Lamentations, the lyrics and other written information are arranged in a pattern that reminds me of a labyrinth, or at least half of one. Labyrinths became tools for spiritual exploration in the Christian...