Can it be Gold City without Tim Riley?
I can’t imagine a Cathedral Quartet without George Younce and Glen Payne.
I can’t imagine a Weatherfords without Lily Weatherford.
I can’t imagine a Greater Vision without Gerald Wolfe.
I can’t imagine a Perrys without Libbi Perry Stuffle.
And while I have seen Gold City without Tim Riley, and it was good music indeed, after watching this video . . .
Can a post-Tim Riley Gold City ever be the same? Tim Riley steps on stage with any high-quality high tenor, soulful lead, and solid baritone, and that’s Gold City. Just like that!
Unquestionably, Gold City has had (and still has) some of the best talent out there. Alumni have started some of today’s top groups. But is the group so closely identified with Tim Riley that it should only keep the name as long as he is on the road? Or is it one of those like the Chuck Wagon Gang or the Inspirations that can put anyone on stage so long as they maintain a certain sound?