Category Archive: Reviews

Oct 07

Album Review: Full Sail (Mark Trammell Quartet)

Full Sail is the Mark Trammell Quartet’s first major recording of new material with bass Randy Byrd and tenor Blake Buffin.  Father and son Mark and Nick Trammell continue to round out the vocal lineup, of course.  Full Sail is a typical MTQ mix of traditional quartet songs and orchestrated ballads, with five new (or …

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Jun 13

Album Review: Something Worth Saving (McKameys)

We certainly live in troubled times, and the future often seems murky at best.  In times like these, we need somewhere dependable to turn, a place tried and true.  Thankfully, for the Christian, we have that perfect refuge in Jesus Christ.  I believe that need applies to all areas of life, even music.  I find it …

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Mar 18

Album Review: The Light (Barry Rowland & Deliverance)

This is my fourth review of a Barry Rowland & Deliverance recording in five years, and it’s always a recording I look forward to.  With The Light, Barry, his wife Tammy, and Shawn Rupert return with another collection of (mostly) Kyla Rowland compositions showcasing their signature Appalachian gusto. If anyone out there still isn’t familiar with …

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Jan 19

Album Review: Pray for Me (Inspirations)

Did the year 2015 seem different to you, but you couldn’t put your finger on why?  I figured it out for you: best I can tell, it was the first calendar year in over two decades that the Inspirations did not release a new recording of exactly 10 songs.  Never fear…the boys from Bryson City …

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Dec 30

2015 Year in Review: Top Albums

It seems impossible that it was a year ago that I was debating whether to name the Mark Trammell Quartet or Kingsmen CD as my favorite album of the year.  But here we are again, looking back at all that 2015 offered us in the gospel music world.  I’m obviously not a professional “critic” or …

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Dec 29

2015 Year in Review: Top Songs

I have not been able to write as much this year on the blog as in years past, due to church and job obligations occupying more of my time than ever.  I hope in 2016 to be able to return to the frequency of posting as in years past.  But I still listened to gospel …

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Nov 11

Album Review: Miles Pike – Candid

I’ll be honest with you….over the past couple of years or so I’ve became disenchanted with Southern Gospel music as a whole.  Not sure the exact reason of this, perhaps it’s just a season of life to go through.  During this time I’ve been on a hiatus from listening to anything other than some old …

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