REVIEW: LeFevre Quartet – Hope

Producer: Wayne Haun
Record Label: New Day Records

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The LeFevre family has a rich history in the world of Gospel Music dating back to 1921. Of course, the line-up today was not there as the LeFevre Quartet was just formed in 2005.  The current group members consist of: Mike LeFevre – Manager and baritone; Mike’s son, Jordan LeFevre – lead; Jay Parrack – tenor; Will Lane – bass; and piano player – Bryan Elliott. Some of the newer guys should be familiar faces to you if you follow gospel music as they have been with other groups, Gold City, Anchormen, Driven, Perry’s, and Dixie Melody Boys, just to name a few.

Their latest 8-song project is entitled Hope, was just released in mid-May and in my opinion is one of their best!  Starting off this new project is “Practice What You’re Preaching” a peppy tune that we all need to make sure that we adhere to.  People are always watching us to see if we are practicing what we preach. Their current radio single is “Between The Prayer And The Answer” and features the tenor singer, Jay. For those who like tenor singing, this one is for you, it is sure to climb the charts. “Bigger Boat” features Jordan and he does a great job on this song. It tells us if we take God at His word and do what He says, blessings will overflow.  Next up is “The 99”. What a song, Jordan does a great job with this one, telling the story of how God will leave the 99 to find the lost wondering one.

The second half of the project kicks off with “Whosoever Will” a camp meeting style song that was written by Squire Parsons that gets up and moves along. For those who like the bass singing, then “Dry Bones” is for you. Will does a nice job on this one with his smooth vocals. “He’ll Come Through For You” tells how God heals us from our hurts and pains. He is faithful and true when we trust in Him, a much-needed message for lots of us today. As Christians, we are not immune to these things. Rounding out the project for the last song is “O My Soul Will Rest On Jesus”.

It’s title is very appropriate…Hope. Each of the songs relay a message of hope and is definitely a project that should be a part of everyone’s collection.  The arrangements and vocals are strong. The song messages of hope help to strengthen our faith for the days we are living in today. This project is one that I could listen to over and over.  It gives encouragement to me and is a real blessing!


Track Listing:
(Stars denote personal favorites)

Practice What You’re Preaching
Between The Prayer And The Answer**
Bigger Boat
The 99**
Whosoever Will
Dry Bones
He’ll Come Through For You**
O My Soul Will Rest On Jesus


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Carol Lawson

Carol Lawson has been actively involved in gospel music for over 30 years, working with many groups doing bookings and concert promotions. Carol was a gospel radio DJ for 9 years, and she previously wrote articles and concert reviews for CMP Magazine and SGImpact.
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