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…

January Jottings

Happy New Year!  I have no idea if you are a “planner” or not, but I am!  And with a new year before us, well, there will be a lot of planning going on!  *wink*  So sit back, pour yourself a beverage, and let me tell you about some of the new things that I…

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…

CD Review: Jubilee 3

I remember when the first Jubilee project came out – it was the “rave” in SGM.  When Jubilee 2 was released, fans were ecstatic that Greater Vision, The Booth Brothers and Legacy Five were continuing the series.  Its mind blowing to think that now, I am sitting down to review Jubilee 3!  The first two…

CD Review: Me and a Piano – Jeff Stice

If you have ever seen Triumphant Quartet in concert, been to a piano showcase at NQC (National Quartet Convention) or another venue that features SGM pianists, you’ve heard Jeff Stice tare the keys up a time or two.  Sometimes he’ll play a exciting rendition of “Joshua Fit’ The Battle Of Jericho,” and at other times…

CD Review: Middle Of Nowhere – Red Roots

Ever since I purchased the first project from Red Roots at NQC last year, I’ve been anticipating their next one. One day, I pulled out my cell phone to read a Twitter post that said they were in the studio working on a new recording! Inside, I shouted for joy! Soon the day came when…