I just received an e-mail from my bestest friend, Deborah (who is having a birthday on Monday!), announcing a new CD by a family that Wes and I have known since we were in high school, The Raynes Family. Actually, the CD is made by the teen and adult children of the guy we went to high school with! Boy, does that make me feel old! These young people's aunt was in Wes's and my graduating class. The entire family are members of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Taylors, SC, where my parents attend church (my dad is director of their Hispanic mission). Also, Deborah's brother-in-law is their pastor. So lots of the family & friends thing going on! ;) Meaning mostly that I know the background of this family, and know that they genuinely serve the Lord and seek to honor Him with their music.
On to the music . . . this is instrumental music featuring violin, cello, piano, and bass, played by Stacy, Natalie, and Adam Raynes, joined on one song by their sister Emily (violin) and their cousin Caitlan (viola). Natalie arranged each composition. Each of the performers has been playing music all their lives (not a surprise - their dad is a very talented musician himself). I listened to a couple of clips; you won't be disappointed in this music! So if you're looking for some good music and want to know that your money is going to a godly family - here it is!