the guy can sing
I went to see Phil Wickham tonight at a church in Berwyn, IL. Every time I see him, I’m blown away by his talent. The guy can sing and play guitar like nobody’s business. This wasn’t so much a concert as it was a time where he led worship for the church’s 18-29 service.
A transformer near the church blew and all the power in the surrounding area went out about 20 minutes before the service was supposed to start. There was a brief delay as the team at the church scrambled to get candles out to make up for the lost lighting. What could have been a negative situation turned out to be a very meaningful experience. The absence of the sound system provided an intimate setting as a couple of hundred people joined their voices together in worship. The power did eventually return, however, but it was a good thing because it was starting to get hard to hear him with so many people singing out.
Do yourself a favor and go buy both of Phil’s albums (titled: “Phil Wickham” and “Cannons”) and then download his free live album from his website. You won’t be disappointed.
Here’s a short clip I made on my cellphone tonight. Doesn’t really do him justice, but it’s one of my favorite songs of his.