Album Review: American Aquarium – Things Change

When American Aquarium releases new recordings every couple of years, the bulk of their songs often come straight from the observations and life experiences of lead singer BJ Barham. In their upcoming June 1st release Things Change, that fact garners even more credence. You see, the American Aquarium that many of their fans knew no... Continue Reading →

Preview: BJ Barham at City Winery on 5/15/17

Prolific singer-songwriter BJ Barham is hitting the road this summer on The Great 48 Tour--carrying just his guitar and his songs, Barham will perform acoustic shows in 48 states across the United States, which brings him to Nashville's City Winery on Monday, May 15th. The American Aquarium frontman is touring in support of his debut... Continue Reading →

MCP’s 2016 Year-End Roundup

Many sites have crafted all manner of "Best Of 2016" lists, reviews, and other musical offerings--we decided not to partake this year, because honestly, we go to great lengths to feature only the best music all year long--and what a year it's been! In 2016, Mother Church Pew reviewed over 40 stellar releases from amazing... Continue Reading →

Show Review: BJ Barham

American Aquarium frontman BJ Barham took the City Winery stage with little fanfare recently, in support of of his critically-acclaimed and intensely personal solo debut, Rockingham, which was released in August. Immediately, Barham began singing in his raspy croon, “You were outta my league/And I was runnin’ outta time/To string together words that were gonna... Continue Reading →

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