Listen to the new album by Elias Dummer!
Listen to the new album from Elias Dummer!

JFH Indie Review

JFH Indie Inspection Review

Reverend James Elmore Jenkins
CLICK COVER TO ENLARGE


Reverend James Elmore Jenkins
Side A - EP

Street Date: September 1, 2020
Style: Folk
Official Site: Facebook/REVERENDJENKINS
Get It: iTunes



James Jenkins began his music career in 2003, playing for a couple of different bands over the years before becoming an ordained minister in 2016. Since then, he's ministered in his hometown of Manchester, Tennessee, but now he's back to his music-making habits as well. Even in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, Reverend James Elmore Jenkins released an EP and a full-length album earlier this year, as well as a brand new EP this month called Side A. Jenkins' style is deeply rooted in folk music, with a sort of Bob-Dylan-meets-Gogol-Bordello sound. Lyrically, Jenkins put the Gospel first and foremost, as seen in the songs "Jesus Christ" and "Let My Voice Be Heard." He also touches on social justice; "A Lament" recalls the unfortunate killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd while, as the song suggests, lamenting over the lack of justice in the world sometimes (Lord when will such a madness ever cease?"). While the lyrics convey good messages that ultimately seek to bring glory to Jesus, several of the songs do suffer from some repetitiveness and a lack of interesting melodies. That's not to say that Jenkins isn't a talented musician and singer, because these songs demonstrate otherwise. It just seems as if the overall songwriting has some room for growth. If Reverend James Elmore Jenkins is a new name to you and you're generally interested in roots and folk rock, then you may find something to like between his three 2020 releases.

- Review date: 9/11/20, written by Scott Fryberger of Jesusfreakhideout.com


Get the new book by Tanner Olson!

 

 

 

 

go to main Indie review page
go to Indie Review Index

 

           
Get the new book by Tanner Olson!

Search JFH



This Friday, September 18, 2020
7eventh Time Down Questions - Single [BEC]
A Jesus Church Take Your Throne [BEC Worship]
Austin & Lindsey Adamec Can't Deny It - Single [Integrity]
Apollo LTD Better - Single [Centricity]
The Brilliance One Family EP (independent)
Cross Point Music Never Stop Singing - Single [Centricity]
Disciple Love Letter Kill Shot (Deluxe) [Tooth & Nail]
Fit for a King The Path [Solid State]
Austin French Wake Up Sleeper EP [Fair Trade]
Jordan Feliz Wounds - Single [Centricity]
Jason Gray Right On Time - Single [Centricity]
Koryn Hawthorne I AM [Provident]
Hulvey Otherside - Single [Reach]
Kari Jobe First Love (Live) EP [Capitol CMG]
Tasha Layton Into the Sea EP [BEC]
Ashlyn Levoy Something Better - Single [Centricity]
Local Sound Won't Let Go - Single [Running Club/Integrity]
Dr. James Mable Jr. The Journey 2.0 [eOne]
Evvie McKinney Look No Further - Single [Motown Gospel]
Chris Renzema Mercy - Single [Centricity]
REVERE REVERE (Live) [Integrity]
Seventh Day Slumber Unseen: The Lamb - EP [RockFest]
SongLab My Favorite (Live From South Eden) - Single [DREAM]


Next Friday, September 25, 2020
Landry Cantrell Glasshouse [DREAM]
Natalie Grant No Stranger [Curb/Word]
Coby James Infinite - Single [Centricity]
Bryon Juane Promise I'm Not Crazy EP [RMG]
KB His Glory Alone [HGA/Essential Sound]
Tasha Cobbs Leonard Royalty: Live At The Ryman [Motown Gospel]
Jessy Elsa Palma Jehovah - Single [Integrity]
Mr. Talkbox Playlist (independent)
PEABOD Wonderful & Scary - Single [Centricity]
Sarah Reeves Motions - Single [Curb/Word]
Slick Shoes Rotation & Frequency [Tooth & Nail]
WHATUPRG New Hollywood [Reach]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new children's album from The Block Worship!




Listen to the new album from Radio Friendly!