As one does in conversation, we tended to compare the music from 30 years ago, 20 years ago, 10 years ago and now. This friend made a statement, that I knew I would need to write about because I tended to agree.
He said, today’s Southern Gospel music is best heard, not seen. When I thought about it, I knew what he was saying. Live concerts don’t hold the same excitement or create the memories they did when artists were singing with actual musicians behind them.
I got a taste of that a month ago when I saw Goodman Revival in concert. The excitement and spontaneity of having live musicians made the other artists on the program that night look like amateurs.
What are your thoughts on this brief statement? Is today’s Southern Gospel music best heard, not seen?