Ian Zumback has released one of the most amazing EPs I have ever had the chance to hear. I’ve had an advanced copy for a while now and I have to tell you that Ian just keeps getting better with each release. There is as much richness in his lyrics as there is in his powerful voice. I can’t get the title track out of my head, and to be honest, I don’t want to. Please check out ABELINE, the latest release from by Ian Zumback.
Bravo to the whole team at Old Bear Records, from the producers, engineers, and studio musicians to the co-writers and family members for finding the “life in the struggle” and cranking it out in audio form.
“I love Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing), which gives newness to the phrases of Isaiah. Watching, waiting, and longing is what we do now, and these songs help us do that in confidence. I anticipate that this album will be received as a great gift by many who will find their faith nourished and awakened by it.”
–Walter Brueggemann (Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary)
"I've watched Rick grow as an artist and songwriter for many years. Congratulations brother on an excellent independent release."
-Paul Baloche (Dove Award Winning Songwriter)
"Rick Lee James is a poet and singer. You will not only enjoy listening, you'll be drawn into the source –Jesus."