Southern Gospel Perspective

My thoughts and opinions about Southern Gospel Music, both past and present. Feel free to comment and criticize...

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Who is today's Cathedral Quartet?

The short answer is, of course, no one.

However, the better question might be which group has the potential to be the next Cathedral Quartet?

Based on the last 10 years or so, I would nominate Triumphant Quartet.
The main reason is their high quality music, which is a must.
Another major reason is their group stability.  Even with Jeff leaving the piano, they have had the most stable lineup of any quartet that I can think of.
The third reason I see is a little marginal for them now, but is where the potential is also great.  That is group members who are dedicated to the group (Glen and George) and who have decades of experience and respect in the industry.  Clayton, I think, fits this bill right now.  The other three guys, being younger, might not have that "presence" yet, but with continued stability and excellence, it is sure to come.

What do you think?


Southern Gospel Hump Day Notes

Yeah, it's been a while.

Some things that are happening:

Southern Gospel Blog has called it quits and unfortunately leaves a big hole in the SG information world.

Musicscribe is running an extensive poll to find the readers' favorite albums across several decades.  Go vote.

A facebook group called Gospel Music CSI has some great old photographs and commentary from various aspects of the industry.  Go have a look if you like that sort of thing and do facebook stuff.

The National Quartet Convention (NQC) will be in Pigeon Forge, TN this year for the first time.  I will be unable to attend for the first time in many years.  I'm sure it will be great and the area is wonderful, but I sure will miss going to Louisville and attending NQC.  What is your opinion?

More later...