Daniel Childs leaves Blackwood Gospel Quartet
The Blackwood Gospel quartet announced yesterday that group manager Mark Blackwood’s nephew, Daniel Childs, will be coming off the road. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.] They said:
We regret to announce that Daniel, our tenor singer, has decided to leave life on the road due to health reasons. With the uncle/nephew relationship between Mark and Daniel, parting wasn’t easy. There was always the possibility of him carrying the Blackwood heritage into the next generation, and that possibility was just beginning to flourish. It’s true that Daniel’s heart has always been in music, but his passion is in church worship, rather than quartet music.
Paul Lancaster will fill in while they seek for a new tenor.
While one should never say never, Childs was the only fourth-generation Blackwood on the road, and (as the press release mentioned) was the one most likely to carry on the Blackwood heritage into the next generation.