Jeff’s Favorite Hankie

Another group that I had the privilege of catching up with at NQC was none other than 2011’s Favorite Traditional Quartet of the Year – Triumphant Quartet! Eric Bennett and Jeff Stice were very kind enough to take the time to chat with me about their new project, Songs of The Heart, and tell us…

Van Keys, A New Cd and A Chat With Gus At NQC

Legacy Five’s tenor, Gus Gaches, sat down with us to discuss L5’s new project – A Wonderful Life.  We had an interesting time, as you’ll see, with our friends Performa Technologies across the aisle, who would occasionally “demonstrate” their sound systems … Gus and I were momentarily distracted.  You’ll enjoy the recount of a practical…

Mayberry Insights from Southern Gospel’s Goober

Thursday evening we caught up with the person who is bringing back the double-breasted suit, Pat Barker, bass singer for the Mark Trammell Quartet. I noticed right away that it was “group suit night” – which makes me wonder, how does Pat always manage to look so dapper? In this clip, Pat shares how he…

Red Roots Run Deep – NQC 2011

If you are a Singing News subscriber, you have certainly noticed the full page ads featuring the Red Roots.  I was curious about this new trio, so I tracked them down to hear their performance in the Featured Artists Showcase.  I was not disappointed!  After the showcase, I went back into the Convention Hall and…

A Visit with Brian Free – NQC 2011

While at Convention, I found several artists who were kind enough to take the time to chat with me and answer a few questions. In this clip, we are talking with Brian Free. As you can imagine, crowds were heavy in the Convention Hall, so the background noise can be a distraction at times. Thank…

Video Blog: MTQ Homecoming Saturday – Part 2

“And I want to see this on YouTube!”  Michael Booth exclaimed when they finished singing the popular I Want To Know with MTQ.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get him saying that on my video, but when you watch the clip…you’ll see what he meant!  Be sure to also enjoy Mark’s “strange” request – O Holy Night. …

Video Blog: MTQ Homecoming Saturday – Part 1

Here is Part One of the video from Saturday night at the Mark Trammell Quartet Homecoming!  The Booth Brothers and MTQ brought the house down with their music, personality and encouragement!  Be among the first to see Pat Barker sing I Thirst live, and enjoy more popular quartet music like Boundless Love and the stirring…

Video Blog – Highlights From SHS!

Here are some evening highlights from the Steve Hurst School of Music.  These by no means represent even the smallest portion of school life – there’s so much more!!!  You’ll watch Joyce read a letter to Steve as he tries to guess “who” the author is – I really giggled at the answer he shouted…