Rocking Romans 2008 Best of New Catholic Music - Catholic CD Review


Rocking Romans 2008 Best of New Catholic Music

Reviewed by Fr. Kent O’Connor

To get an idea of what’s going on in today’s Catholic rock music, Rocking Romans 2008 Best of New Catholic Music, is a great place to turn. Although missing perhaps some of the biggest acts in Catholic music, this compilation CD features amazing artists, such as Sean Clive, Joel Stein, Last Day, and Critical Mass. I think that anyone who enjoys modern rock would find at least one real “keeper” on Rocking Romans 2008 and probably more. I have my favorites, but I think compilations are more of a “to each his own” type of thing. It is a strong collection with some more familiar artists and some less familiar ones. Hopefully, Rocking Romans 2008 will introduce some of these great musicians to a wider audience.

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Copyright 2009 Susan Bailey and Grapevine


About Author

Susan Bailey is an writer, speaker and musician. She is the author of River of Grace Creative Passages Through Difficult Times, published by Ave Maria Press, and Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by The Message, part of the Literary Portals to Prayer series published by ACTA Publications. Along with her own blogs Be As One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion), Susan frequently contributes to and the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. She has also contributed to and Catholic Online. Susan writes articles and a monthly column known as Be as One for the Diocese of Worcester newspaper, The Catholic Free Press. Bailey, who works as a marketing/advertising assistant for a local real estate firm, is an associate member of the Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, where previously she served as chair and secretary, helping to organize the biennial “Gather Us In” women’s conference, one of the first major Catholic women’s conferences in the country. As part of her duties she wrote the monthly column for The Catholic Free Press known as “Concerning Women” and appeared on CatholicTV’s “This is the Day” to promote the conference. A professional musician and graphic artist, Bailey released four CDs, performed on EWTN, CatholicTV and World Youth Day 2002, and worked as a cantor in her parish of St. Luke the Evangelist for fifteen years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (with concentrations in US History and Music) from Bridgewater State University. She and her husband, Rich, have two grown children and live in North Grafton, Massachusetts. Susan invites you to join her email list where you will receive updates on exciting professional developments and speaking engagements. Email subscribers also receive special giveaways and previews of new projects. Susan loves a good conversation and looks forward to corresponding with you! Join here.

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