Danny Riddle - Here Today
CD Review by Chuck Dauphin - Music News Nashville
Fans of Southern Gospel music may remember Danny Riddle as a child artist in that field. He definitely had success in it, while also embarking on a radio career that saw him host the successful Gospel show "Reach Out". His new recording, Here Today, once again sees him plowing new ground, while trying to change lives via his ministry.
He doesn't get heavy with his music or lay the preaching on too much, so when he does…you know it's from the heart, like he does on the lament "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow." These are definitely words to live by, and he performs them well. He then turns to the light and easy sounds of "One More Mountain To Climb" as well as the exceptional song, "The Potter."
There are 16 great performances on this disc, and Riddle just has a way with them that you feel like you're having a conversation with an old friend. He gives a new sound to classics like "Are You Washed In The Blood" and "Power In The Blood," and makes you sing along with tunes like "Brush Arbor Meeting." With his energetic approach to making records, I bet he is one amazing act to see live! Fans of Southern Gospel will really appreciate this warm and moving collection!