Make Some Racket!

  Many phrases would have been appropriate to title this concert review…how sad it is there can only be one!  Though, snatch phrases from the evening like, “Excuse me ladies, if I spit on you,” “George’s Birthday,” or “who did he think I was?” would be perfect, don’t you think?  But I digress… The Truthseekers…

January Jottings

Happy New Year!  I have no idea if you are a “planner” or not, but I am!  And with a new year before us, well, there will be a lot of planning going on!  *wink*  So sit back, pour yourself a beverage, and let me tell you about some of the new things that I…

Featured and Favorite Highlights of 2012

It was Saturday, the 22nd of December 2012 when I checked my mail box and pulled out the January 2013 issue of the Singing News Magazine.  Wow…another year really has come to an end, hasn’t it?  Well, it has!  So, as we launch into another year, I want to pause for a moment and review…

“When You Hear The Music…”

  “You gotta’ be up and fresh the whole time!” exclaimed Gerald Wolfe, describing to the audience in the Mansion Theater how they should respond when the Jubilee 3 taping began.  Taking a moment to gently reprimand the crowd, he pointed out that towards the end of “A Christmas Jubilee,” he was starting to lose…

It Works…

  …You are probably wondering, “What works?”  Well, my answer is simple, the Gospel – no matter what format it’s in, it works.  That idea formed the theme for the Greater Vision concert I attended the night before Veterans Day in Steeleville, Missouri at the Meramec Theater.  As Gerald reminded us many, many times, “You…

The 22nd Annual Great Smokies Praisefest…

Navigating up the steep drive with our SUV, my thoughts were drawn back to spring when we motivated up a similar incline to the Mansion Theater…and the very first “Praisefest Branson.”  Only this time, instead of Branson, Missouri – we were in Sevierville, Tennessee.  Men in bright orange vests waved flashing red sticks, directing us…

Triumphant Tackles A Tough Crowd

When you know of a great place to go hear Southern Gospel Music, you go back again and again.  Well, the evening I’m about to tell you of was our third time (this year) to be at the Meramec Theater in Steeleville, Missouri.  And we had a good reason to be there! – Triumphant Quartet!!! …

Finding Jesse James in a Gospel Singing…

The realization hit me once again – I was sitting in the middle of a cave!  Our seats for Thursday night at the Lester’s Homecoming were in the middle of the ballroom, I’ll tell you what, no matter where you sit in the cave, the experience is unforgettable!  Our emcee, Mr. Duane Garren, began the…

A Cave, A Bat, And A Gospel Sing

The legends and heroes of Southern Gospel Music have lived their lives on the highways – offering fans a variety of venues in which to see them perform.  From the beach to the mountains, haunted hotels and famous concert halls in NYC, small country churches to stadiums, fabulous cruises and the cherished all night sings…

Karen Peck and New River in the Rolling Hills

You can see a variety of things on the way to a Gospel Sing…especially when traveling a road you haven’t been on before!  Well, as we snaked down a two lane road, I couldn’t help but notice the 8 foot fence with signs that warned, “NO HUNTING! – Tame Elk!”  Sure enough, amidst the rolling…