Arends Sings Of A Real God, Real Life

by Kevin Burton    Anything Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” evokes, high hopes, lost youth, regrets, the poetry of the everyday, Carolyn Arends matches with her song “Seize The Day.”    And, with “Seize The Day,” instead of forgetting about life for a while, you come away with encouragement to make things better.    The fact …

Wyrtzen’s Gospel Message Is Center Stage

by Kevin Burton    Before the bombast came the basics. There is a lot to be said for the basics.    I love some, but not all of the directions in which contemporary Christian music has moved since the early 80s.    In the years just before that, Christine Wyrtzen began to produce records notable …

Solid Biblical Message From The Imperials

by Kevin Burton     Some contemporary Christian music is more contemporary than Christian.  I’m not naming names, you know it when you hear it.    The Imperials lineup I grew up listening to had a super mix of southern gospel, rock and roll, country, even the faintest hint of disco.    Best of all, they …