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Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Discovery House Music

The moniker, Out of the Dust, appears to have many deep meanings for the husband-wife duo of Chris and Stephanie Teague. It speaks of our creation and purpose in life – “All That I am Made For” and their own spiritual journey. The duo was married at an early age and then went through some very rough times which eventually led to divorce. Miraculously, God intervened and brought redemption and restoration to their marriage. It is an amazing story that you can read about on their website.

The new album is a mix of indie, folk, and pop styles that is somewhat like that of another husband-wife duo Waterdeep (not to be confused with Watermark). When I hear the sweet, tender voice of Stephanie, I think of Lori Chaffer singing “When the Cold Wind Blows.” However, there are many differences from that point that make Out of the Dust quite unique. For example, the focus on much of this album seems to be more on the pop format than the folk influences.

The duo does well trading off lead and singing two-part leads. Overall, the tones are soothing and the lyrics are uplifting. I particularly love the redemptive and hopeful song “Make Us Whole.” It has a strong message and it is a very upbeat and worshipful song. Other favorites include “All That I’m Made For,” “Safe to Shore,” and the traditional hymn, “How Deep the Father’s Love For Us.”

For more on Out of the Dust check out their official website at http://www.outofthedustmusic.com/.

– Ken W.

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