Tag Archives: Israel Houghton

Best Christian pop of 2009

To be totally honest, 2009 was not collectively a great year for Christian pop music. A lot of what passed across my desk was formulaic and tepid fare that inspired indifference. It sounded like an industry trying too hard to … Continue reading

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Ichthus: Late night with Ichthus

Israel Houghton noted from the stage at Ichthus Saturday night that his set had to be cut short due to time constraints. Somewhere in the late afternoon Saturday, the event fell well behind schedule. Darkness, which had fallen during the … Continue reading

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Ichthus: Diverse City

TobyMac wasn’t booked for this year’s Ichthus Festival, but around the time the Ascenxion Band took the stage Saturday afternoon, the festival started feeling like Diverse City, the idyllic community Toby named his band and one of his albums after. … Continue reading

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Ichthus: Israel Houghton’s Ichthus debut

Click the play button to hear our interview with Israel Houghton: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/06/090612houghton-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. Israel Houghton has heard the criticism over the years. “When I moved to Nashville, I basically had people saying, ‘You’re too … Continue reading

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rctalk: Israel Houghton — ‘The Power of One’

Review: Israel Houghton, The Power of One Few Christian pop artists have as many styles at their disposal as Israel Houghton. His music usually comes in a modern gospel style, but he also has funk, hip hop, ballads, a world … Continue reading

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rctalk: Martin Smith on CompassionArt; Phil Stacey’s new deal

Click play to hear our interview with Martin Smith, in which he talks about CompassionArt, India and the end of Delirious. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/02/090207compassionart-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. Over its last couple of albums, Delirious has become increasingly vocal … Continue reading

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