With the recording of his 14th album, Where the Earth Makes No Sound, Mitch McVicker has taken the road less traveled while also deciding to go down a path he had previously chosen years ago.


McVicker calls his new album Where the Earth Makes No Sound because he believes God’s involvement in our lives surrounds us from every angle. It’s infinite and boundless.

When sound is not present, some people find refuge in the silence. At the same time, others long for the silence to be broken.

Where the Earth Makes No Sound deals with refuge and longing.


“God is love. God is involvement. For us to think that our life situation and our performance have a bearing on who God is seems arrogant and ridiculous,” says McVicker. “We yearn, we rest. We long, we take refuge. God is the source of everything.”

“We are talking about the God of the universe. God isn’t around just sometimes in certain situations. It’s always. God isn’t contained by our boundaries.”

McVicker’s vocational musical journey began by working with the late, great Rich Mullins. They
performed concerts and wrote songs together. The two were roommates.

Shortly after a car wreck killed Mullins and badly injured McVicker, a song the two penned together, “My Deliverer,” was given the GMA Dove Award for song of the year…all while Mitch was going through a lengthy and difficult process of recovering from a coma-causing brain injury, collapsed lungs, broken bones, and nerve damage.

After his recovery, Mitch continued his musical career, influenced by Rich Mullins in music and
thought yet with his own distinct voice and style.

McVicker’s solo career has spanned nearly 2500 concerts in 49 states and 13 countries. Along
with recording 13 full-length albums, he has made 2 EPs, released 9 official music videos and
2 live concert DVDs.

McVicker seems determined to make sure his musical journey continues to grow. In creating Where the Earth Makes No Sound, he returned to a recording situation he had previously thrived in and loves.

“A number of years ago, I recorded several albums at Greenjeans Studios,” says McVicker.
“Over the last few years, I decided to look into other recording situations and see what else
was out there. And, while I learned and grew a lot from those experiences, I discovered that
there is no better place for me to record than Greenjeans.”

So McVicker went back. He says, “I wanted to apply my growth to the rock-solidness and high-levelness of Greenjeans. I’m doing something completely new AND something I’ve done before.”


Mitch set out to capture the same spirit of his live concerts – using his signature construction of unique percussion tracks by looping junk, household items, and children’s toys.

“With my last couple of albums, I had been dabbling in recording perc loops the way I create them in concert…and not using drums,” McVicker explains. “But never, ever has it come together like it has on this new album.”

McVicker’s concert is a little bit Mark Twain meets MacGyver. His quirky and inventive approach includes insightful song lyrics, unconventional instruments, and profound storytelling. His concert connects the everyday with the otherworldly.

In 2024, McVicker will again embark on a full concert tour in support of Where the Earth Makes
No Sound.

“I hope the concerts I do will raise spirits and direct attention toward the good,” he says. “These songs have been born out of life experience and deal with questions, wonderings, conflicts, struggles, and the love that engulfs all things. My longing and my refuge are expressed in these songs almost simultaneously.”

Once again, McVicker has used his journaling as the basis for his songwriting. “These songs come out of what I’ve gathered and stumbled into,” says McVicker. “I hope the songs connect with people in a simple way…while also pointing us beyond ourselves to a God who is involved in our lives in ways that are often overlooked, undetected, and taken for granted.”

McVicker’s theology is daringly simple – God’s love washes over and through us regardless of us and our circumstances.

“Instead of mindlessly thinking we have some control over God’s involvement in us and with us, let’s accept the truth that God IS,” McVicker says.

“God is everywhere…in our light and dark. God is in our ugly and beautiful. In our simple and complex. In our hairy and shorn.”