CD Mini-Review: 11th Hour – What A Moment

CD Mini-Review: 11th Hour – What A Moment

11thhour-whatamoment-300x300Label: Sonlite Records
Producers: Jeff Collins
Songs: “Mountain Moving Faith;” “Look At Me Now;” “Love Still Heals Our Scars;” “Bound;” “He Welcomes The Beggar;” “He’s Alive And So Am I;” “When God Shows Up;” “Can You Burn;” “Ain’t No Bones;” “I Trust”
Rating: 4 Stars (scale of 1-5)

What A Moment is the third label release from 11th Hour since joining the Sonlite Records roster in 2012. The album arrives at retail outlets on February 12. Group members include Amber Eppinette, Grant Gibson and Jaquita Lindsey.

Standout tracks on What A Moment include compelling ballads in “Love Still Heals Our Scars” and “I Trust”; a delightful fun diversion in “Bound” (recorded previously by His Mercies); and several attention grabbing, “attitude” songs in “Mountain Moving Faith,” “Look At Me Now,” “Can You Burn,” and “Ain’t No Bones.” I am less thrilled by “He’s Alive And So Am I” with a tacked on bridge and a chorus that’s two times longer than necessary. That being said, the overall quality of What A Moment ranks high.

Four years ago, when I heard their Steppin’ Out CD, I thought of 11th Hour as a promising, up-and-coming group. Then, when two vocalists changed between 2012’s Steppin’ Out and 2014’s Picture This, I began to wonder if 11th Hour would last. With What A Moment, trends indicate they’re going to continue to produce quality music for us to enjoy. They’re one of my favorite trios, despite the fact that I’ve yet to catch a live performance. I’m a fan based purely on their recordings.

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David Bruce Murray

<p>David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray’s Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.</p>

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  1. James Hales
    Reply February 02, 11:57 #1 James Hales

    Same here David…I am a huge fan of the group, though I’ve yet to meet them or see them in a live setting. I have been thoroughly impressed with their music as well as the songwriting of Amber Eppinette. They have a tough sound and are one of the few artists today that generates excitement for me.




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  2. yankeegospelgirl
    Reply February 09, 15:41 #2 yankeegospelgirl

    A very strong offering from a group that commands attention.




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