Haworth spotlights his blues credentials, both on solo acoustic 12-string and riffing with a full electric band, but dips into gospel hues when original members of the London Community Gospel Choir add discreet backing vocals.
One of Britain’s top slide guitarists (Haworth regularly works with musicians from Eric Clapton’s backing band), he offers two instrumentals: an electric slide version of Elvis’ ‘Crying in the Chapel’ and a beautiful, meditative fingerpick-and bottleneck take on ‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross’.
You don’t have to be incarcerated to enjoy this highly accessible set, although it is offered free of charge to prison inmates. Smoulderingly strong, it is how worship music should be: grounded in real experience, written with real words, played with impeccable musicianship and aimed at growing God’s kingdom in tangible ways. DW