I am very honored and excited to announce that I will be joining the Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB), which you can (and should regularly) check out here. When I first learned about RARB back in the *cough cough* late ’90’s, I remember being so grateful that there was a resource available for me to discover new a cappella albums from all over the country. For many years, really up until the web exploded with opportunities to preview music such as Pandora or Spotify, RARB was the number one advisory guide for my a cappella purchases. If an album was panned, I saved my money and waited for a different album with better scores or commentaries. As with everything critical in nature, I recognized that these reviews were subjective, but the idea that 3 people who love a cappella could agree on an album was usually a sign that I would enjoy it as well, and that has proven true with an amazingly high success rate.
In any event, I am really excited about this opportunity and I cannot wait to get started. In the meantime, you should head over there now and check out some reviews. They only have 1100+ of them. 😉
(Special thanks to folks like Kimberly Sailor, Michael Marcus, Jonathan Minkoff, and everyone else at RARB for welcoming me into the fold!)