Tag Archive: Mark Trammell Quartet

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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Jan 28

Cruise Review: 2015 Gospel Music Celebration Caribbean Cruise

Last week, my wife and I had the privilege and joy to celebrate our anniversary on board IMC Concerts’ and Inspiration Cruises’ 2015 Gospel Music Celebration Caribbean Cruise.  For us, it was our first cruise of any kind, so we were equally excited by the “cruising” aspect of the trip, and the gospel music part. …

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Jan 12

The Best of Lari Goss

The gospel music community was shaken on Saturday by the passing of legendary performer, musician, producer, and visionary Lari Goss.  Goss’s contributions to gospel music go back to the 1960s, when he and his brothers were making some of the most innovative music in the genre.  I am sorry that I haven’t yet become familiar …

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Dec 31

2014 Year in Review: Top Albums

I faced a very difficult decision this year when selecting my top album of 2014.  There was absolutely no debate in my mind what the two top recordings were, but which one should be “Album of the Year”? The Kingsmen really made a huge comeback this year with the stellar Battle Cry.  The only recording this …

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Dec 29

2014 Year in Review: Top Songs

It’s that time of year again when we reflect on what has happened in the previous year, and anticipate what is to come in the next.  It’s always fun to do that here at Southern Gospel Critique and remember all the great music that has been created for our enjoyment and edification.  Today, I present …

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Oct 10

Whisnants and Mark Trammell Quartet to Release Joint Christmas Recording

Two of the best loved groups in southern gospel have joined forces to bring a little extra cheer to the Christmas season.  The Whisnants and the Mark Trammell Quartet will release Home for Christmas, a twelve-song collection, on November 3rd, complete with an online release celebration.  Here is the press release from United Independent Artists: Whisnants …

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Jun 24

Songs From Scripture #8: “It’s the Blood”

For the next entry in our Songs From Scriptures series, we return to the deep well that is the pen of Dianne Wilkinson.  And deep we must go to find “It’s the Blood,” a relatively obscure cut from the Mark Trammell Trio’s 2005 project This Time.  The song is a flawless expository message on salvation …

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