Self-described as "just a girl with a guitar," Knapp, the winner of the 1999 Dove Award for best new artist of the year, crafts acoustic folk-rock in the vein of Lilith Fair rock-maids, yet founds her lyrics on her relationship with God rather than on that of a beau. Kansas basks in both the relative youth of Knapp as a woman and as a Christian, featuring her smartly communicative songwriting, which examines matters of spirit and faith in an era dominated by pop culture. Rather than railing against the inevitable, Knapp has wisely chosen to embrace this seeming dichotomy with the back to back "Undo Me" and "Trinity"; the former, an infectious rock anthem and 1999's Dove rock song of the year, the latter a harmonically layered scripture-based examination of the Holy Spirit. Blessed with an agile, earthy contralto that reaches from matter-of-fact talkiness to power yowl to melodious balladic lilt, coupled with her taut and circular guitar lines and inspired string arrangements, Knapp's Kansas is a testament to her well-used talents. --Paige La Grone
Record Label Gotee Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1998
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 701383288X EAN 0080688507022 UPC 080688507022
My Lord, I love Jennifer Knapp. I love her rich voice, I love to watch her play guitar on her videos, I love the passionate lyrics and simple arrangements of her songs, I just love everything about her music. I have seen her three times in the past in concert and I really do not ever get tired of her music. Whenever I can't decide what to listen to I usually put 'Kansas' or 'Lay It Down' in my CD player because I know that I will enjoy them. Jennifer is extremely talented, and in a day and age when the 'popular' music is some blonde with a whiny, high-pitched yodel (Even in the Christian music industry!), she is on a completely different wavelength. Her music is beautiful and comes with a variety - not a disk full of love songs, or deep regrets, but a range of subjects and styles. Keep making music Jennifer! You will always have a fan in me!
Jennifer Knapp is my favorite artist. Nov 1, 2006
I listen to a lot of music, mostly alternative/indie type, and I love many bands, and while I don't want to discount their artistry in any way, at the end of the day, Jennifer Knapp is my all time favorite artist. Her vocals are beautiful, her music is soothing and lovely, her lyrics...oh her lyrics. Poetry that vocalizes what my heart feels. She only recorded three albums before moving on from the music business, and this is my favorite, while I adore her other two albums as well, there is something so honest, raw and real about this album. This is music that defies ages or genres, it doesn't matter what you usually listen to, whether you like Joni Mitchell or Mewithoutyou. Jennifer Knapp's music is for anyone, whether you like Christian music or not, whether you usually listen to aucoustic folk flavored pop/rock, whatever your taste, it's worth a listen because the artistry is genuine, it is pure, and it's beautiful.
Refreshing and Inspiring Feb 14, 2006
Jennifer Knapp is a style unto her own as many here have already described. An unashamed testament to faith and her own (and Mankinds collective) shortcomings, Trinity is an inspired, insightful song causing one to look within one's self for their own core values. It has a great deal of meaning to me personally and I would suspect others would find it as such as well.
Praise God that Ms. Knapp and others like her have chosen to give their unique talents and gifts back to Him.
I wish she would write more music... Dec 7, 2005
Music can speak to people and touch them to lift their spirits, and faith in God. I think that this music is real and speaks to many.. I wish I could send it to everyone I know. I am working on it. : )
Excellent Album Apr 23, 2005
This is an excellent album by a very talented artist.
Her sound is superb. She combines a folk and rock type sound with solid Christian lyrics. It is all combined with her strong, throaty voice that is very unique.
If you are looking for a great sound with strong meaning, I certainly recommend Kansas.