Tin-Ears, Macho Men, Barley Tones and a Lone Bass Singer…

After a trek to Nebraska on Wednesday I found myself driving to another concert that very Saturday, only this one took me in the opposite direction – Tennessee!  That weekend was the much anticipated “Jubilee 3” tour with Greater Vision, Legacy Five and the Booth Brothers.  I was privileged to be able to attend one…

Two Quartets – One Stage – One Cause

My travels in Southern Gospel Music have taken me to many places across the nation.  Every now and then, I get to go somewhere new!  That’s exactly where I went for this next concert review – somewhere new…   Yep!  For the very first time in my life I went to the state of Nebraska…

A “Joy Ride” With Ivan Parker

Just when you think you’ve found all of the “golden concert nuggets” that are hidden in your area of the world – you travel a little farther down the road and find another one!  That’s just what happened with this next venue.  Over in the bootheel, in a little town called Miner, a face very…

Back From The West – Tribute Quartet

One of my favorite things about attending concerts are the annual events – concerts that take place every year with the same artist, at the same place, and sometimes even at the same time of year.  So, I guess you know what kind of review this is? – If you said an annual concert, you…

A Leprechaun At Praisefest!

The last morning of Praisefest fell on Saint Patrick’s Day…well, I couldn’t let that opportunity pass by, eh? So, I dressed up like a Leprechaun! Green skirt, tights, shirt, hat and hair! Definitely different from my normal concert attire! LOL! As you can imagine, there were some curious looks cast my way and more than…

Brought Into Worship – A Sunday Morning With BFA

Sunday morning, after the Truthseekers Homecoming, Brian Free and Assurance were scheduled for the worship service at Lone Oak Church in Marion, IL.  Jim Snyder of the Truthseekers is the worship minister there, and the bass guitarist, the church pastor.  For that morning it was asked that no photos or video be taken because they…

What Happens When Two Former Gold City Members Get Together?

…Sun glasses, dance moves and a LOT of fun! After the previous night with Greater Vision and Legacy Five, it was hard for me to imagine Saturday night getting any better.  Then again, with Brian Free and Assurance and Ivan Parker together, there should be no question that it would!  The Truthseekers knew what they…

Bass Singing, Fuse Blowing, Southern Gospel Music!

“It’s the kind of music that makes its way into your heart – and stays with you for a lifetime.” – Gerald Wolfe …That’s the kind of music we enjoyed the second night of the Truthseekers Homecoming – Southern Gospel Music.  In a couple of weeks, months or years, I’m sure we’ll forget the songs…

2 Groups, 1 Night, 0 Reservations

You know that feeling you get when you just know that you’re missing something good and have no power to change it?  Well, I had that feeling driving up I-57 when the clock struck 7 P.M. – instead of sitting in the Marion Civic Center watching Triumphant Quartet and the Nelons, I was sitting in…