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"Roots" - Music Review

  • Andy Argyrakis CCM Magazine
  • 2004 4 Feb
"Roots" - Music Review

Artist:    The Katinas
Label:   Gotee

Known for a trio of worship-minded dance/pop releases, extensive time on the road and shared stages with everyone from Quincy Jones and Gladys Knight to Billy Graham and Bill Gaither, The Katinas have amassed quite a loyal following over the last eight years.

Longtime fans will, no doubt, embrace the quintet’s mix of its traditional island, soul and R&B labyrinth, stitched with bold, new aggressive rock riffs on the group’s most recent harmony-filled collection, "Roots." Album opener “Are You Ready?” debuts the group’s guitar-driven slant, while “Faithfully” revels in jazz-induced acoustics, and “Joy” develops a gleefully nostalgic Motown angle.

Additional key tracks include the silky ballad “Someday,” which showcases the members’ expansive vocal ranges, along with the John Reuben duet “Freedom” that develops a funky, hip-hop angle and the Amy Grant pairing on “Still in Love.” The lengthy list of producers who hail from a wide array of pedigrees — Bryan Lenox (Michael W. Smith), Kene “Ghost” Bell (tobyMac), Pete Kipley (MercyMe) and Robert “Aurlem” Marvin (Stacie Orrico) — might be the reason behind the occasional sonic inconsistency. Regardless, The Katinas’ roots remain firmly planted in the ground and destined for the charts.

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