Today marks the release of former Blind Boys of Alabama guitarist Sam Butler’s RAISE YOUR HANDS! Carrying on the tradition of his former comrades, RAISE YOUR HANDS! is a 12-song compilation of spirituals. But these aren’t your standard gospel songs. In fact, all are written by secular artists like Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, U2, Eric Clapton and Tom Waits.

No Depression writes: “This Is Rock and Soul, Not Your Father’s Gospel Album”

Backing Sam is an incredible cast of Nashville heavyweights including pedal steel master Roosevelt Collier, Marco Giovino on drums and percussion, and bassist Viktor Krauss.

Deejays and reviewers alike are finding lots to love about RAISE YOUR HANDS! Early AAA radio reports show consistent Play MPE downloads, ranking it in the top 20 of most downloaded releases 2 weeks in a row! Hit up your favorite station and request a cut from RAISE YOUR HANDS!