Personnel: Kim Walker-Smith (vocals); Jeffrey Kunde (guitar); Skyler Smith (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion); Anton Patzner, Hannah Jeanpierre (violin); Allison Wyatt (viola); Lewis Patzner (cello); Trey Gunn (keyboards); Dwayne Corbin (vibraphone, glockenspiel); Josh Fisher (drums, percussion); John-Paul Gentile, Brett Jimison (percussion); Amy Zaharris (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Jeremy Griffith.
Photographers: Brent Van Auken; Skyler Smith.
A Jesus Culture Music Presents release, Still Believe is Kim Walker-Smith's second solo release, coming almost five years after Here Is My Song. Big difference here is that this is a live recording, captured during a night of worship at the Cascade Theater in Redding, California. That falls in line with her albums with Jesus Culture, but fans should still expect something more elegant, and most of the time, more subdued. Besides the epic build of "Waste It All" and some giant guitar moments scattered about, this is a piano-and-keyboards-driven concert, featuring less of the arena rock feel of Jesus Culture and more of Kim's soft grace. Fans who have found her one the group's greatest assets will thrill at how front and center she is here, delivering highlights like "Alive," "Heal My Heart," and "Healing Oil" as if this was an intimate living room concert, but seeing as how the Cascade seats over 1,000, it's really just a matter of Walker-Smith being able to command the room. ~ David Jeffries