She Must and Shall Go Free
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After years as part of Caedmon’s Call, Derek Webb launched a solo career in 2003 with this controversial disc. A scathing commentary on the state of the church and his own heart, Free didn’t whitewash the problems, but Webb also pointed to solutions – all with an amazing acoustic sound behind it. A quick glance at his plain white T, jeans, bald head and diminutive stature might lead you to believe he’s just an everyguy with a guitar, but don’t be fooled. Webb’s a theological powerhouse, making him a guitar god for Christianity’s deep thinkers.