Tag Archive: 4 stars

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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Mar 24

Album Review: Stay (Old Paths)

It’s been said here and elsewhere in the gospel music world over the last few years that the Old Paths were one of the best up-and-coming quartets in America.  Let’s go ahead and remove one of the modifiers and call the Old Paths, simply, one of the best quartets in America.  They’ve had four songs …

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Sep 03

Album Review: Journey of Hope (Tribute Quartet)

Tribute Quartet has been on a steady upward climb since its establishment eight years ago by former Wilburns members Gary Casto and Josh Singletary.  Tenor Riley Harrison Clark and bass Anthony Davis have rounded out the quartet for the past three years, providing the consistency in personnel needed for such a rise.  For the first …

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Jul 23

Quick Hits 8

Picture This (11th Hour) 11th Hour’s sophomore release from Crossroads, Picture This, takes the next step in quality from their rookie recording on the label, Steppin’ Out, despite a change in two thirds of the trio’s vocal lineup.  Amber Eppinette is the group’s mainstay, and is once again featured with her pen as well as her …

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Mar 31

Quick Hits 7

Unashamed (Brian Free & Assurance) Brian Free & Assurnace have had a rare (for them) personnel change since their last recording, welcoming new baritone Mike Rogers, but Unashamed is another in a line of recordings of consistent quality for the quartet, in their signature progressive style.  Brian Free and Bill Shivers make up one of the best …

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Nov 29

Album Review: Jubilee Christmas A’Cappella

The day after Thanksgiving is a traditional day for many people to begin thinking about Christmas, decorating for Christmas, shopping for Christmas, and listening to Christmas music.  What better way for Southern Gospel Critique to kick off the Christmas season than with a little Christmas music review? Undoubtedly one of the most successful collaborations of …

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