It is horrible. Some artists who deserve much better are being neglected, forgotten, and underrated while way too many are overrated. I could not even find a picture of this artist.
One such artist whose work lies buried in obscurity is Levert Allison. (His brother Gene is better known for his song "Almost Sundown" and "If I Ever Needed Your Love". ) Levert has a beautiful baritone voice, and his forte clearly is the ballad.
I have to warn you. Don't listen to That River, if you are sad; that song will pull you down even more.