Quick Thoughts: Tribute Quartet (Asheville, NC)
This evening, I saw Tribute Quartet in concert at Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, NC. Between the late hour of the night and the full schedule of posts for the following days, a full review is not feasible. But here are a few quick thoughts:
- Tenor Riley Clark, who just turned nineteen, improves every time I see the group. If he keeps improving, he will be one of the ten best tenor singers in Southern Gospel within five years. He has a certain charisma that you just have to be born with, and his voice has a power and quality that makes listeners perk up and take notice. His stage presence has also moved forward since NQC—the two strongest moments of the night were his two big features, “One Holy Lamb” and “Calvary Wins Again.”
- Speaking of “Calvary Wins Again,” while Tribute Quartet offers a professionally strong delivery of all their songs, they approach this song with a certain confidence in the power of the lyric and melody that offers a foretaste of what they could accomplish if they pick up enough other top-tier songs to become one of Southern Gospel’s top-tier groups.