Southern Gospel Picnic – Pat Barker and The Martins

A sunny sky, a light breeze, Gospel Music and the Ozark hills – combined, they are the making of a perfect summer day.  Thursday night in Echo Hollow fell under that category, the weather was perfect.  Clouds sheltered us from the oppressive heat of the sun and a breeze wafted our way, ah…September had arrived. …

The McClanahans Join Lighthouse Media Group

(Columbia, LA)– September 12, 2016 – The McClanahans are very excited to announce that they have signed with Lighthouse Media Group, to take care of their publicity needs. They are a weekend group located in Columbia, Louisiana that currently consists of the following members: Roger McClanahan Sr. & Olga (his wife), son Roger Jr. and…

Beacon Rock – Washington

August, old car, no air-conditioning; what does that spell to you?  As we pulled out of the Portland Airport, crossed the river into Washington and stared at Mount Hood from the backseat of a two-door Buick, a nine letter word entered my mind – adventure.  Windows down, a local friend (who will remain nameless for…

CD Review: Mark Bishop & Forget The Sea

A new sound – created by instruments associated with an old style.  Lyrics that speak to the struggles of this day and age – told through words that take you back to a place of simplicity and country life.  A Gospel Music veteran introducing another generation to the music, picking and power of a well-placed…

She Walks In Power – Mary Lu Tyndall

A disloyal friend.  The King’s Knights.  A warrior of God.  Evil warlock.  Godly Friar.  Power hungry bishop.  What do they all have in common?  They are wrapped up in a fight for the spearhead that stabbed Christ on the cross.  She Walks In Power by Mary Lu Tyndall is the first Medieval Novel in a…

Southern Gospel Picnic – MTQ and KPNR

The Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City was already underway when we came back from our “Pacific Northwest Tour.”  Monday morning we rose early to be at the city in time for the first show with the Mark Trammell Quartet in the Red Gold Heritage Hall and stayed on for the evening concert in…

Reapers – Bryan Davis

When I first heard Bryan Davis announce his new book, Reapers, I was unsure if the storyline was one I would enjoy.  A Christian story about taking people’s spirit’s from their dead bodies?  In addition, the book has also been likened to the popular series, The Hunger Games; one I thought was quite gruesome.  Then…

Triumphant Quartet Welcomes Aaron Dishman

Triumphant Quartet has announced the departure of GW Southard, their pianist of two years. GW responded this evening on Facebook: “I like to thank everyone for the countless messages. I would also like to thank Triumphant Quartet for giving me the opportunity to pursue a passion of mine and Eric Bennett for being a great…

The Fiddler – Beverly Lewis

I’ll say this up front – I’m not a big “Amish Fiction” person.  I’ve read Beverly Lewis’ “Summer Hill Secrets Series” (teen fiction) and had my pleasant fill of the Amish setting.  I enjoyed and would recommend that series, especially to teens, but my natural tendency is to lean towards historical fiction or something with…