Posts From David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

NQC By Internet, Thursday

Well, I made it back home to NC in time to catch most of the live internet feed of NQC last night. It’s a totally different experience, of course, from

Road Trip Review, Day 4, Part B

Tuesday Evening Concert, September 13, 2005 – NQCThere were seventeen groups on the Tuesday evening concert at NQC. I saw nine of them perform complete sets, and caught the tail

Road Trip Review, Day 3, Part B

Monday Evening, September 12, 2005 – NQCI figured most people would be more interested in the evening concerts at NQC, so I’m posting Part B of Day 3 first…which is

Road Trip Review, Day 2

September 11, 2005The evening of Day 2 on my road trip finds me in Huntington, WV. I was just treated to supper by Dean Adkins, which was greatly appreciated. Thanks

Road Trip Review, Day 1

September 10, 2005 Review:I’m sitting in a hotel just down the road from Roanoke, VA, having just returned from seeing the Signature Sound and Gaither Vocal Band concert there. The

Allegiance Concert Report

Allegiance Concert, 6-25-05, Inman, SC I just got home from seeing Allegiance. These guys are VERY blessed with vocal skills. They did a great job tonight. It was just their

Brian Free Review

Rating: 4 1/2 STARS (DBM)/4 STARS (JH) Producer: Wayne HaunLabel: Daywind RecordsWebsite: www.brianfreeandassurance.com Song Titles: “The Foundation Medley,” “Why Not Make It Now,” “He’s All That,” “Goodness And Mercy,” “Only

Crabbfest Live 2004 Review

Featured Review: Various Artists – Crabbfest Live 2004Rating: 4 STARS Label: Daywind RecordsCrabbfest 2005 Info: www.thecrabbfamily.com Producers: Ed Leonard, Norman Holland, and Kathy CrabbParticipating Artists: Crabb Family, Mike Bowling, Hoskins

Remembering The Greats Review

Rating: 5 STARS Artists: Various ArtistsLabel: Daywind RecordsWebsite: www.daywindrecords.comProducers: Norman Holland, Ed Leonard, Crystal Burchette, Steven Hoyt and Doug Butts Songs: “I’ve Read The Back Of The Book,” “Master Builder,”

Another review from the vault

I wrote this review in 1998. This CD had more crossover appeal for Christian pop airplay than any other Martins release, IMO. Dave’s Review Dream Big: The Martins (Spring Hill)

OTGHQ Concert Report

The Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet gave a fine performance in Rutherfordton, NC tonight. I and three other members of my quartet sat on the second row so we could

Shoulda beens, round one

It must be difficult getting a new song to break in Southern Gospel. When a monthly chart that runs two or three months behind the actual airplay is considered to