Posted in Artist Interviews, Black History, Podcast

Black History Spotlight: Richard Hartley on Music, Family & Being “The Rev”

Richard “The Rev” Hartley is the founder, pastor and choir master of Haven International Ministries in Queens, NY. For years he traveled the world building and coaching choirs, and working with an “A-List” of artists like Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and more; but now he is home with his family and congregation. Now that may sound normal… but it’s far from it as Reverend Hartley is dealing with his high-spirited yet loving family, pastor his church and using his musical skills to make his church’s choir top notch.

This is how the USA Network show “The Rev” came about. So, our conversation was about his amazing musical journey, an uplifting song done by one of his choirs in Japan and trying to get his grown children out of the house… something many of us can relate to.

Check out our Hilarious Conversation Below

Confessions Of A Gospel DJ
Confessions Of A Gospel DJ
Black History Spotlight: Richard Hartley on Music, Family & Being “The Rev”
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Posted in Artist Interviews, Podcast

How The Last 10-Years Prepared Darwin Hobbs For “Get Ready” [[Interview]]

It has been 10-years since Darwin Hobbs has released new music so it was good to catch up with him to talk about his new single, “Get Ready.”

Over the last 10 years, Darwin and his wife Traci welcomed their miracle daughter Bethany while he has been busy as the Creative Arts Consultant and Worship Leader at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York; and at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, MD. We also chatted about HeartART Worship which is a community for those called to creative worship including pastors, leaders, artists and creative artists.

You can find Darwin’s new single wherever you stream or download your music and find him on all social media platforms @darwinhobbs

Listen to our Interview Below

Confessions Of A Gospel DJ
Confessions Of A Gospel DJ
How The Last 10-Years Prepared Darwin Hobbs For “Get Ready” [[Interview]]
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Posted in Artist Interviews, Made In The "D" Artists, Podcast

SEE: Bill Moss, Jr’s, New Video of Hope and Healing in “Brand New Day”

It’s always a pleasure talking to Bill Moss, Jr., because he always brings a spirit of hope and healing for the days we are living in right now.  Last year, Bill was given the lyrics to the song “Brand New Day,” which gels with his message perfectly and now he’s released a powerful video that drives the message home… check it out!

Also, check out our conversation about “Brand New Day,” and how personal the song became to him last year. Download or stream “Brand New Day” wherever you get your music digitally.

Confessions Of A Gospel DJ
Confessions Of A Gospel DJ
SEE: Bill Moss, Jr's, New Video of Hope and Healing in "Brand New Day"
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Posted in Artist Interviews, Gospel News, Made In The "D" Artists, Podcast

The Michigan Chronicle & HAP Present: Season of Praise Virtual Gospel Fest

Today I had the opportunity to talk to Hiram Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media and Publisher of The Michigan Chronicle about an amazing line up of gospel artist from the Motor City joining together for one huge virtual concert on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Check out our conversation below and then set your calendar to join us Sunday on Facebook/MichiganChronicle  or MichiganChronicle.com.

Confessions Of A Gospel DJ
Confessions Of A Gospel DJ
The Michigan Chronicle & HAP Present: Season of Praise Virtual Gospel Fest
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