The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

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Since 1996

Bruce title card v2Through the sheer force of his compositions and musical dexterity, Cockburn produced a mix of vocal and instrumental performances that touched the heart, reached the soul, and stimulated the mind...

Crowns logo.   A gospel, not Gospel, show with "hattitude".


The Cup 'O Joy 25th Anniversary as reviewed in The Phantom Tollbooth

Building faith and community remains the Cup’s focus for its 25th anniversary and on into the distant future. Join us at The Cup!

Bebo Norman Cup O Joy. Bebo Norman's farewell concert with Tricia (Brock), Jim Cole, Wesley Lewin, Zoë Delaney benefited a beloved institution.

JerryTerrysmallNo smoke, no posturing, no pre-recorded tracks – the show was about as free from pretensions as any I've ever seen – and when it was all over, as the last chords of "I Love You #19" left us with a satisfied rock & roll rush, there was a spirit of community...

WW2 copyDanielson Famile, Welcome Wagon,  and The Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel Band in Concert at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Aside from simply being a mouthful, this was quite an unusual concert line-up ...even for Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Derek Webb Concert I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry & I Love You as reviewed in Phantom Tollbooth Enjoying Derek Webb in a solo acoustic concert in a relatively small and intimate setting brings a quieting light to this artist who is often thought of for shaking the pillars of faith.

Title reviewA New York City landmark becomes church when Donnie McClurkin and Kim Burrell hit the stage...

A COVER IMAGE 90 copyDonnie McClurkin introduces a new label and two dynamic artists - Andrea McClurkin-Mellini and Nancey Jackson Johnson - at BB King's in NYC...

Donnie McClurkin's Perfecting Music Conference as reviewed in The Phantom TollboothI've never felt nothing but welcome in my 20-plus years of attending such concerts.

Two thoughtful, delicious days for Science Fiction/Fantasy literature fans.

Not a show-boater, but certainly a masterful guitar player, Dweezil at center-stage is like the eye of the musical storm yet at the same time, the orchestrator of that storm…

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