Dallas, TX native Joey Witham demonstrates his strengths as both a worship leader and artist on The Great Homesickness, his debut on indie label South Pawl Records. Witham's songwriting style fits snugly between the acoustic power pop of Steven Curtis Chapman and the rock flair of MercyMe. Finessed by producer Casey Diiorio (Bowling for Soup, David Garza), the record casts a personal and authentic flavor of worship designed to appeal to the masses. Witham sings passionately about his calling to make listeners more aware of their eternal destination and look inward with resolve. He is convincing on upbeat tracks like "Call Out" and "Spirit Bound." Listeners who seek a personal walk through the eyes of a charming believer will enjoy The Great Homesickness and Witham's tantalizing vocals.
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AllMusic Review by Jared Johnson