11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ghost Ship has a refreshing vitality that marks it as an emerging worship band of substantial promise. The Christian septet’s debut album, The Good King, combines a redemptive message with an eclectic mix of American roots sounds. Lead singer Cam Huxford—who serves as worship director at Mars Hill Church in downtown Seattle—delivers the tunes in clear, ringing tones with a classic folk edge. His group's freewheeling energy invites comparisons with Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers, particularly on bluegrass-tinged tracks like “Orion” and “The Gospel.” The Good King’s sonic range is wide, moving from the soulful balladry of “Son of David” to the growling blues-rock of “Lion Man.” The band puts its own stamp on traditional hymns like “Holy Holy Holy” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” as well as on its self-composed numbers. Ghost Ship matches chorus hooks and body-grabbing rhythms with Scripture-based lyrics that are both timeless and deeply personal. The Good King sustains a mood of spiritual celebration.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ghost Ship has a refreshing vitality that marks it as an emerging worship band of substantial promise. The Christian septet’s debut album, The Good King, combines a redemptive message with an eclectic mix of American roots sounds. Lead singer Cam Huxford—who serves as worship director at Mars Hill Church in downtown Seattle—delivers the tunes in clear, ringing tones with a classic folk edge. His group's freewheeling energy invites comparisons with Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers, particularly on bluegrass-tinged tracks like “Orion” and “The Gospel.” The Good King’s sonic range is wide, moving from the soulful balladry of “Son of David” to the growling blues-rock of “Lion Man.” The band puts its own stamp on traditional hymns like “Holy Holy Holy” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” as well as on its self-composed numbers. Ghost Ship matches chorus hooks and body-grabbing rhythms with Scripture-based lyrics that are both timeless and deeply personal. The Good King sustains a mood of spiritual celebration.

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About Ghost Ship

Seattle-based Christian roots rock act Ghost Ship were formed in 2008 by Georgia native Cam Huxford. With their dense, acoustic-based sound and folk-pop aesthetic, the seven-piece group quickly became worship leaders at Seattle's large Mars Hill Church. In 2011, they released their debut four-song EP, A River with No End, on the church's in-house label Mars Hill Music. A full-length ten-song concert album called Ghost Ship Live appeared shortly afterward. In 2013, the group signed with Tooth & Nail imprint BEC Recordings to release their first studio LP, The Good King. The album was well received critically, and rose into the Top 30 on Billboard's Christian and Heatseeker charts. ~ Timothy Monger

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