music review

The Future of Family-Friendly Pop Music: Truman Brothers

The Future of Family-Friendly Pop Music: Truman Brothers

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, media critic) Fans of Michael Buble, John Legend, and other smooth-singers will want to give these guys a listen. Sons of Diamond Rio musician Dan Truman, brothers Ben and Chad are known to many as members of the Nashville Tribute Band, but their solo (duo?) efforts lean away from country and into first-class vocal pop albums, making for some of my favorite li ...[Read More]

Your New Favorite Christmas Album: “Merry” by NASHVILLE TRIBUTE BAND

Your New Favorite Christmas Album: “Merry” by NASHVILLE TRIBUTE BAND

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT This past week my wife and I were fortunate to catch a Christmas concert by The Nashville Tribute Band, of whom I’d heard many good things but had never personally been exposed. I was so impressed that I bought their new Christmas album, Merry, upon exiting the show. Having listened to it all week, I give it my strongest recommendation for all who’re loo ...[Read More]

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Album Review: Aussie Mormon Gives LDS Hymns a Soulful Spin

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, entertainment critic) I recently had the opportunity to attend a performance by one of the most unique talents of the LDS music scene. Paul “Cactus Jack” Le Mar is an Australian Mormon who performed live at an event I attended last month. I was stunned (and very moved) by his soulful, passionate takes on Latter-day hymns. I approached him and found him genuine ...[Read More]