"I won't be caged to the status quo. I'm not afraid to stand and say what people won't." This lyric, taken from the song "Get Up Get Out," off of Rhett Walker Band's debut album, Come To The River, is one of several clues that this is not going to be your typical Christian music band or album. With a bold message reminiscent of Rich Mullins, Keith Green plus contemporaries including Casting Crowns and southern and rock influences like Third Day, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Black Crowes and Tom Petty, Rhett Walker Band not only stands out among the pack but once heard, cannot be forgotten.
The songs on Come To The River have a raw honesty not usually heard and cover relatable themes of grace, redemption and mercy. The album's first single, "When Mercy Found Me," tells Rhett's story of a life headed in a wrong direction compounded with choices that were breaking him which share how mercy and grace radically changed his path and gave him freedom. Other stand-out songs include the opener, "Gonna Be Alright," the haunting, "Brother" and the title track, "Come To The River."