ReviewListening to your Ministry is Amazing keep up the Good work for the King!#TheReverenceGroup....keep on sharing and singing the Good News of Jesus Christ..Trevor I'm going to follow this King..
Love the song!!!Hello I Love this song and music!!! Nice!!! The the message and the pattern of the music easy to follow. It reminds me of the old church as a young lad. The ambience the feeling or should I say that the spirit is felt in this song! Keep doing you! Blessings
Follow That Star (Christmas)I always love to picture the Christmas Star over the Baby Jesus. I love to hear this scene captured in song. What a wonderful song for the Bride to hear now at this season. A song to sing of our Adoration of Our Savior as a babe in swaddling clothes. Like "Silent Night" but with a Country Twist and Two Stepping Rockabilly beat.I love the percussion, must be a few homemade instruments, in that ensemble! Great back up singing the vocals melody. That is a head bobbing foot stomping song! Clap and twirl and swing your partner! As we say in Great Britain..Carry On and Stay Calm with a Sing-a-long! Loving this really gathers the people to get up and dance and worship with their whole body, heart and soul.
I really enjoyed follow that star. Upbeat and engaging. On one of the verses, if a modulation was there, it would further enhance the song since there is no bridge. Really enjoyed and maybe end with follow that starI really enjoyed the song, upbeat and engaging. Maybe a modulation would be good and end with follow that star and have follow that king before in a similar verse or maybe add some sort of bridge
Follow The StarI enjoyed reviewing this song follow that Star. The music was well played and vocals sung very well. The overall mix and production is very good. In my personal opinion I would love to here this song in a Christmas movie or TV show.
Follow the starInteresting choice of words .....timeing on the song felt to long but thats a preference kinda thing...be nice to hear your personal testimony in bluegrass format..thats something worth reviewing
Review- Follow That Star (Christmas)This is such a moving spiritual song, you really did a great job. I find it so gloifying and inspirational. I love listening to your songs and I know others are led to worship and praise because of your annointed music. Keep up the great work God Bless.
Good wordsThis song is a great song telling the true meaning of Christmas. Its telling us how we can still follow the star spiritually to Christ. It will lead us home. Good Christmas song. And it can be sung year round too. Great message.
Keep GoingIn a world that is in need of a positive message, keep on letting your music be a light in this very dark world, uplifting, and strengthening all who hear.. keep lifting up the name of of Jesus, for all the world to see, for in doing so, we’ll draw men unto him...
Praise GodAmen! Following Christ as well! He is to return for His people and as we look closer to His word, For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:7-8 One of our singles "Where Will You Spend Eternity" shows current devastation in the video on YouTube!
Follow That Star Song ReviewHello Trevor, Great sound! Your song has a country, blue Grass quartet sound!!! It's also a fun song for churches to sing or their choirs! I really liked the authenticity of the song! Keep up the good work.
Catchy Christmas songI really enjoyed this song! It is so catchy and the melody is infectious. Simple lyrics, but great message. I always love hearing Trevor's voice. It is very soothing It seems like he has a big smile on his face when he sings.
Follow that StarThis is a nice selection, banjo was a good choice for driving this song. I like the background vocals to add character to everything. I thought you were going to hit me with another verse. Good job!!
Rootsy Christmas songTrevor Toews' recording of "Follow That Star" is a rootsy, down-home Christmas song, about the wise men finding and following the star that led them to Jesus. It is clever and light-hearted, and proceeds from a true heart of worship and faith. The band is simple and acoustic -- banjo, acoustic bass, drums, tambourine, and probably a guitar in the mix as well -- and plays together well, keeping a solid, joyful, and consistent rhythm throughout. The 2-part vocal harmony is well-delivered. From a songwriting standpoint, it is impressive in the number of words it strings together, while keeping the elocution sounding very natural. The structure is Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus-Chorus. Unfortunately, the verse and the chorus sound much alike (though not identical), so the song begins to sound repetitive about halfway through, and just continues that way. I don't mind that there are 4 verses if the songwriter has something to say, and this songwriter certainly does, but something needs to be done to keep the listener's attention. There are several ways around this problem of sounding repetitive. The most important is to make the chorus sound distinctly different from the verse, by setting it to a different chord progression. Another way might be to put 2 verses together before each chorus, so that the chorus only comes around 3 times (VVCVVCC or VVCVCVC), instead of 5. Another might be to add a Bridge, that holds the listener's interest by going into yet a 3rd different chord progression. And yet another way to add a wrinkle that keeps the listener's attention is to add a key change. This last suggestion would work well in this song, just before the verse where you change the idea from following the star to following the king the star led us to. Modulate to a new key as well. Finally, I can't help noticing that at the beginning of each verse, the melody drops down a little out of the lead vocalist's range. As a songwriter, I understand how this happens. You have an idea, and you write it in a key you are comfortable with. That's fine. But then before you get ready to lay the song down in a recording, experiment with the key, by slapping a capo on and trying it in different positions, to get the melody positioned in the wheelhouse of your voice. I would be willing to bet you could raise the key of this song a half-step, or even a full step, without straining your voice at the high end, and then the low notes would be more comfortably in your range, and those low-pitch words would shine through stronger. (I wrote songs for about 30 years before I learned this latter lesson, and I didn't think of it myself. It was quietly imposed on me by one of my producers.) Finally, there is just one wrinkle in the lyrics that nags at me a little, and that is where you say "Follow, follow that old star." I understand that throwing the word "old" in there is just country vernacular that adds an easy familiarity, but semantics are important, and the star the kings were following was a star they had never seen before, so it was hardly old -- at least, not to them at that time. The chorus would be improved by leaving that word out, or finding another one-syllable word to take its place. So anyway, that's my 2 cents worth. Always a pleasure reviewing songs by this artist.
Song reviewThis will be a nice song to play during the holidays. Remind me of what my Grandmother use to play. I really like the song. Has a good feel. Keep it coming man...I will be on the look out for more music from you..