Thursday, April 14, 2011


Ted Leonard, the lead singer for progressive rock band Enchant, joins Neal Morse, former lead singer for progressive rock band Spock's Beard, in releasing an album reflective on his faith.

I will admit to being skeptical of many religious bands, as I've often found that the work does not stand up well as rock music (at least in my opinion). Neal Morse's work has been a very pleasant exception to that rule. The music is every bit as carefully crafted as the message.

"Way Home" is equally well-constructed and a welcome side project from Leonard's 'day job.'

Leonard has a great voice, and demonstrates excellent songwriting skills. The production is excellent, and the dynamic voice over the tasteful guitar movements combine to form a very listenable album that will not make the more secular among my readers feel like they're being preached to.

Like Ted's work with Thought Chamber, this makes the wait for a new Enchant CD a little more bearable.

Any word on that Enchant CD, Ted?

Listen to “Way Home”

Available at CD Baby


  1. I've never heard of them. I'll have to check them out.

    I'm a new follower from the A-Z challenge. :)

  2. I don't mind some praise music, but I prefer not being outright preached to via music. I would prefer interesting ideas that give me something to ponder and reflect on.
    There is a lot of Christian music that I do enjoy.

    Tossing It Out

  3. Ciara-thanks for stopping by! A lot of what I post (especially this month) is not mainstream, but often worth a listen...I usually have links to soundbytes in red font.

    Lee-if I like it, you can count on it not being preachy. Incidentally, Neal Morse is doing a show in Whittier, CA during Memorial Day weekend. I still am on the fence if I can go or not, but it ought to be a good one.