Nikki Berry’s “Shine on Me,” a vocal solo with only organ accompaniment, is the kind of gospel performance that enlivens a church congregation.
“The Lord Has Made a Way” Pastor Derail Smith & the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Warriors Independent (release date: May 15, 2023) By Robert M. Marovich Now in its seventh decade of music ministry, the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Warriors, founded by the late Father Charles G. Hayes, are known [...]
This may be the most haunting, the most refreshingly informal, and the most moving album you encounter this year.
By Robert M. Marovich Take in a concert by The SteelDrivers and, in between songs like “Blue Side of the Mountain,” "Wearin' a Hole," and “Long Way Down,” you might hear a song or two from the canon of southern gospel music. But until yesterday, one could not find an [...]