Personnel: Bryan Torwalt (vocals, background vocals); Katie Torwalt (vocals, background vocals); Jeremy Edwardson (acoustic guitar, percussion, background vocals); Jeffrey Kunde (acoustic guitar); Jonathan Berlin (electric guitar, keyboards); Tore Kulleseid (electric guitar); Anton Patzner (violin, viola); Lewis Patzner (cello); Trey Gunn (accordion, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, organ); Junior Garr (piano); Ian McIntosh, Daniel Mackenzie (keyboards); David Whitworth (drums, percussion); Molly Williams (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Sam Gibson.
Recording information: Paradise Studios, Sacramento, CA; The Soundhouse, Redding, CA.
Photographer: Trever Hoehne.
Popular CCM worship duo Brian & Katie Torwalt return in 2016 with Champion, their fourth full-length release for Sacramento powerhouse Jesus Culture. The 13-track studio album builds on the Torwalts' existing canon of thoughtful and uplifting worship songs, dovetailing neatly with the Jesus Culture's steadily growing catalog. Heavy on piano-led balladry, Champion nevertheless builds into a number of dramatic, often-anthemic climaxes while delivering its messages of the Christian faith. ~ Timothy Monger