Zachary Bright

The Wonder of it All

Rheanna Downey

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You probably do not know about Rheanna Downey, a San Diego area singer/song-writer. Let me briefly introduce you. A few years ago, probably 2008 or 2009, when I was running a music venue/coffee house, I booked Rheanna Downey to perform. She is an independent folk/rock/pop singer with a crystal clear voice that gives a feeling of warmth in the lower register. Her guitar work is skillful and precise. Her songwriting is intelligent and well-crafted. There are Christian themes in her music but the music is probably more at home in a coffee house, house concert or other music venue then in a church worship service. She writes honestly and candidly about life and her struggles, though indeed from a Christian perspective. This is the kind of music that we need: it plants gospel seeds in a mainstream context and does that with artistic integrity, with the joy of the music front and center.

Rheanna has an album on iTunes: “Pull the Moon” (2011). I downloaded it a while ago and just recently got around to listening to it intensively. I wish I had done this earlier. Who knows? I might have been a slightly happier person if I had. She also has a web site: http://www.RheannaDowney.com. She is on Facebook and MySpace. If you are intrigued, I would suggest that you check out Rheanna Downey, and if you like it, download her album, and if you book artists for a music venue, especially in Southern California, consider booking Rheanna for a concert.

This post was powered by “Pull the Moon” (2011) by Rheanna Downey.

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Author: Zachary Bright

Until February 2014, I was pastor of Divine Savior Presbyterian Church for about 24 years. I am interested in theology, alternative music, new worship music, culture making, philosophy and dogs. Most of all I am interested in extending the Kingdom of God and its blessings to everyone around me. I am the Director of the Southern CA. C.S. Lewis Society and I am a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary. My wife Terry, my dog Jack Lewis and I host a Bible Study in our home on Sunday afternoons.

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