In 2007, the Crabb Family decided to disband after a lengthy run as an innovative Southern Gospel group framing time-honored gospel sounds within a modern pop context. Letting Go finds the Crabbs wrapping things up on an upbeat note, emphasizing both their exuberant harmonies and flair for contemporary production. If there are any lingering doubts that Southern Gospel can sound fresh, the Crabbs dispel it in the groove-rooted tracks featured here. Jason Crabb’s lead vocals have the rough-yet-sweet edge of a classic soul singer’s — he particularly shines on “Give It All to Him” and “Brothers & Friends.” Sister Terah sings lead on the warmly reverent “Give You Praise” and “Don’t Wait.” Much of the album simmers to mild R&B rhythms, with touches of rock guitar. When the Crabb Family returns to its traditional roots, the effect is glorious — “Child of the King” and “Holy Ghost Stomp” ignite with revivalist fire. All told, Letting Go is a spirit-filled finale by a group that will truly be missed.