Solid, Live Gospel
by Jimmy Stewart Olanda Draper, a Dove and Stellar Award
winner and Grammy nominee, comes in the tradition of great gospel musicpart
preaching, part style, part power, part passion.
With Reflections, he embraces
contemporary listening tastes by infusing his music with modern rhythms, yet he
doesnt stray too far from the powerful persona that brought him national
Youll find similarities between the styles of Draper, John P. Kee and Kirk
Franklinespecially the vocal styles. Each has a quickly identifiable sound denoted
by their deep, sometimes gravelly singing reminiscent of energetic soul singersa
sound that has helped make gospel the strong musical medium it is known as.
Reflection is a live album, which adds to the energy conveyed by Draper and The
Associates. Relationship with God is the theme throughout. A diversity of songs are
included that range from traditional to Latin to psalms to jubilant praise and worship.
Draper sums the album up this way: "A persons life will change, once they
give it to the Lord, and thats what Reflections is all about. Thats when
deliverance can come, when peace can comewhen we know it all comes from Jesus