David Kauffman - Simple Truth

Sunday 1st August 1999
David Kauffman - Simple Truth
David Kauffman - Simple Truth

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Damascus Road

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

 Not along ago, the growth industry in CCM was lady singers, and a veritable glut of talented babes were hitting the big time - Jaci Velasquez, Nichole Nordeman, Linnae Reeves, Nikki Leonti and Sarah Masen, all intent on knocking the established divas such as Amy Grant, Margaret Becker and Kim Hill off the top of the pile. Now it seems, it's switched to the guys. David Kauffman is a singer/songwriter from San Antonio, Texas, very much in Michael W Smith/Steven Curtis Chapman style, and most of this album, which lasts only two minutes short of an hour, is his own material, with Rick Altizer and Dwight Liles amongst those who help out with the rest. His label has wheeled out some big names for the band; Jimmie Lee Sloas and Jerry McPherson, Blair Masters and Steve Brewster are all involved, so quality is guaranteed; in fact as I write, UCB Europe has given it "Album Of The Week" status. It's good radio friendly pop, and David gives a smooth, solid performance. 'Feed The Forgotten Soul' is a plea to the Lord for spiritual food and drink because, even when we feel complete, we still need God; the opening track 'I Have Come' brings home the truth that we should live God's call and enjoy life evermore; and the others are all up to the mark. I reckon somebody ought to try and get this over to the UK in quantity, because it could shift a few. It certainly deserves to.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Debra Knobloch in Raceland Louisiana @ 02:35 on Jun 20 2008

Hi David and Missy and family!

We have been looking for you guys! How have you been! Please send news on Maw Maw Sister and Paw Paw Duke, as well as your family! Maw Maw Annie Lee is going to turn 91 next month. She was recently in the hospital with congestive heart failure but is doing fine now. She has been in a nursing care facility for 5 years now. Dawn is now 27, married, with a 6 month old son, Evan. Dana, 25 is doing well, Danielle is now 22. Send us some news! Take care!

God Bless You!

Debra & Denis Knobloch and family

Posted by Mark Hubbard in New Market, MD @ 17:06 on Dec 30 2005

I met David at my church years ago and had the pleasure to play guitar and sing backup vocals with him during a youth service. His music is very touching and the lyrics meaningful. I find his music to be very soothing and enjoyable to listen to.

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