I love music. But gospel music is my first, truest and deepest love. For a while now, I've wanted a place to write and think about the music that has meant so much to so many and has shaped my life in myriad ways.
I don't always have a place to talk with folks who care as deeply for this good stuff as I, so I've created gospelgal.com as a place where I can write, and anyone who's interested can come and join me.
Perhaps someday it'll be a big, fabulous site with news, views and more. I've got the storyboards for it worked out--just need to wait for my html skills to catch up! Eventually I'll build the online equivalent of a concert hall or a fabulous e-cathedral, but for now, it's just me and my readers in this tiny online storefront church. Or maybe gospelgal.com is an old wooden edifice in a small rural town, built with lots of love and carefully maintained. But maybe that's appropriate. After all, aren't those the places where so much of the music we love is rooted?
I don't have a row of deacons to come out and signify the beginning of the service, so instead let's begin with an inaugural question: What, exactly, is gospel music?