Tenth Avenue North Live: Inside and In Between - EP
Tenth Avenue North has secured its place in the Christian pop/rock firmament thanks to a pair of well-realized studio albums and a relentless touring schedule. Recorded at a Charleston, S.C., concert, Live: Inside and In Between gives a sense of this Florida foursome’s onstage prowess as well as its unambiguous commitment to its faith. The EP features six of the band’s signature tunes, along with onstage commentary by lead singer Mike Donehey. The tracks capture Tenth Avenue North’s ability to combine worshipful lyric themes with compact, melodic songwriting and an agile yet hefty musical attack. The glistening roar of “Love Is Here,” the accelerating momentum of “Strong Enough to Save,” and the pulsating atmosphere of “Healing Begins” all come through with intense clarity. Donehey’s humble testimony as he introduces “By Your Side” speaks to the band’s collective sense of mission. Live: Inside and In Between catches Tenth Avenue North on the ascent, summing up where the band has been and raising expectations about where it's heading.