I Am a Light (Damascus  GRP1105)  1982


Damascus Road - I Am A Light

No sugar on this cool custom Southern hard rock ripper from the Georgia trio of Jimmy Dunn, Kenny Lawrence, and Todd Geeting. If you like loud zippy lead slide guitar you’ll not be disappointed as they sear through explosive titles like ‘I Am a Light’, ‘Outer Darkness’ and the ZZ Top-ish ‘Hell’. Good Skynyrd-type riffs throughout, spicing up boogie-edged numbers like ‘Make It Home’, ‘Do You Have The Victory’ and ‘Cutting Edge’. Also some nice chiming Byrds-like electric guitar on some of the more melodic tracks such as ‘Thomas’ and ‘Go Ye’. Good raw production, no keyboards. Southern rock saw a handful of releases on Christian labels; unfortunately most just weren’t quite there or blew it by tossing in token fluffola ballads – but these guys are the real McCoy. 500 made.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.



1 I am a Light – 4:03

2 Thomas – 3:32

3 Enter Into the Joy – 2:50

4 Outer Darkness – 3:53

5 Go Ye – 3:37

6 Make It Home – 3:47

7 Do You Have the Victory? – 3:33

8 Cutting Edge – 3:29

9 Hell – 4:32