North Carolina native John Mark McMillan has become in a short time a songwriter’s songwriter. His most popular song, “How He Loves” was released independently in 2005 and has been covered by Christian artists like David Crowder, Jesus Culture, The Glorious Unseen, Hillsong, and Kari Jobe. McMillan writes and performs with an unselfconscious combination of gritty, human honesty and a haunting reverence of worship that defies simplistic genre categories. He is seamlessly worship leader and alt country rocker. McMillan is currently touring to support his most recent recording, Economy. The album has is a natural progression and a departure from the themes of death and resurrection that clothed his 2008 release The Medicine, as evidenced by the opening line of Economy’s title track: “Raise your voice / Chase away the ghosts.”