Brian Free & Assurance in Anna

The cement steps led up to a church built of grey stone; steeple towering above us, much like the sun in the heat of the day.  A gentleman opened the front door and welcomed us inside with a smile.  It had been a while since I visited a church where coming through the front door…

BFA, BBQ and Bobbleheads

“Where Lutherans meet, Lutherans eat,” said the Pastor.  The audience chuckled as he went on to explain that after the concert with Brian Free and Assurance, they would have a meal for everyone who wanted to stay.  Squeezed in a pew just a few rows from the front, I couldn’t help but smile.  Brian had…

“Where Y’all Going?”

The Paradise glided along the waterway, slowly leaving Tampa behind.  On two decks in the front of the ship, passengers stood watching the city disappear and the water unfold before them.  Though this was only my second Singing at Sea cruise, I had a feeling that this part of the trip would become tradition.  There’s…

Back At The Cave

“Are you going to the Gospel Sing?” asked the lady exiting the hotel in front of me.  Her question was directed to the woman walking beside her who answered, “Yes.”  “Aren’t we all?” the first lady replied. If you’re in Stanton, Missouri during Mid-October the chances are, most folks you’ll run into are going to…

You Waiting On Me? – Bill Shivers

Truelove Quartet is a local group based out of Lebanon, Missouri.  They love fellowship, so when they book a concert in their hometown they bring in another group to sing with.  Towards the end of May, they sang in the Cowan Civic Center with Brian Free and Assurance and I was happy to be there…

BFA and Birthdays

The Meramec Music Theater in Steelville, Missouri has a concert series every year for Gospel Music.  I was happy to be at the first concert this year in March with The Whisnants and also April’s concert with Brian Free and Assurance.  What made BFA’s concert extra special, was that it happened to be on my…

CD Review: Unashamed – Brian Free and Assurance

You have seen the story in the March issue of the Singing News Magazine, you’ve heard the new single “Say Amen” on the radio and maybe you’ve even submitted your testimony for Daywind’s “Say Amen” contest for a chance to be the storyline in the new concept video.  Or maybe you haven’t seen or heard…

From Morning To Evening…

The lights dimmed low as a power point screen descended in front of the stage in the Red Gold Heritage Hall.  Seconds later a promo video from Humana began to play.  I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the location of the screen held my curiosity more than what was running on it. …

A Couple Drops Of Rain and a Gospel Song

  Drops of rain chased me into the church doors of Fellowship Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  This was the last concert in our “May Madness SGM Mini Marathon”…one we weren’t really sure we’d make it out to.   A few days previous (at that time) the F5 tornado went through Moore,…