CD Review: 4 Strings – Michaela Brown

With a rat-tat-tat-tat of the cymbals and a swift kick to the drum, 4 Strings from Michaela Brown begins a journey through a series of violin solos that will steal your attention from everything else around you.  Released in 2011 as Michaela’s premiere instrumental project, the variety of music within this project spins together a…

CD Review: Live in Chicago – The Cathedrals

Seventeen years ago today, the Cathedrals walked on stage at the historic Moody Memorial Church in downtown Chicago.  Broadcasted live on Moody Radio as a part of the “Friday Night Sing,” George, Glen, Scott, Ernie and Roger performed 12 songs that will forever go down in history with the Cathedrals mark on them.  To have…

CD Review: Our Anthem – Tribute Quartet

Tribute Quartet released their current CD, Our Anthem, in the Fall of 2012 and with it, came an anthem for everyone that believes in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The songs are geared to bless, give hope, and most of all, provide a song of praise that the listener can live for and claim as their…

CD Review: Hymns You Asked For – Gerald Wolfe

    You won’t often find a vocalist releasing a piano solo CD…unless you’re multi-talented Gerald Wolfe – singer, songwriter, pianist, producer and arranger.  In 2011, Gerald released his third piano solo project – Hymns You Asked For.  After an online survey, Wolfe took the top 21 requested hymns into the studio and composed eight…

CD Review: Love Won – The Talleys

Love Won isn’t just a song or a CD…it’s a reality for every Christian.  With the Talley’s release of this recording early last year (2012) fans could not only enjoy new music, but build their faith with the encouraging lyrics in these songs.  Love Won is also the first Talley recording debuting vocalist Brian Alvey…

CD Review: Reach Out – Karen Peck and New River

Reach Out isn’t just the title to Karen Peck and New Rivers 2011 release – the concept of “reaching out” consumes the whole recording, both inside and out.  The cover itself is a collection of photos: a cross, a world map, small children, scripture and of course, KPNR.  When you open the CD insert, it’s…

CD Review: Love, Life and Colour – The Parachute Parade

Love, Life and Colour is the very first CD released by The Parachute Parade – a band comprised of five young men who’s hearts burn with a passion to serve the Lord with their music.  Born into road life through their parents’ ministries (in Southern Gospel Music), each member of this band is fully equipped…

CD Review: Lifetime – Mark Trammell Quartet

The first time that I listened to this project I was in awe of the musical genius of producers Lari Goss and Mark Trammell.  Lifetime, released this month (August of 2012) is a masterpiece of quality arrangements and songs recorded by the Mark Trammell Quartet.  It isn’t everyday that you run across a CD that…

CD Review – Nothing But Love: Brian Free and Assurance

Lyrics with value.  Though every artist will tell you that they are hard to find, Brian Free and Assurance have sifted through sand and soil coming out with a sack full of gold…or, a jewel case full of heavenly treasure.  Brian Free says he searched through 1047 songs to find the ten for their new…