DVD Review: Live in Louisville – The Mark Trammell Quartet

It was close to ten after seven in the evening on September 11, 2012 when the announcer at the National Quartet Convention introduced the next group to main stage, “Ladies and gentlemen…the Mark Trammell Quartet!”  So it began, the live taping of what now is MTQ’s current DVD, Live in Louisville, displaying eight of the…

NQC Friday Night – The Three “T’s”

From this post, you may imagine that Friday night at NQC was a short evening for me.  Though I didn’t find myself in Freedom Hall but three times to see Tribute Quartet, Triumphant Quartet and the Mark Trammell Quartet, life in the exhibit hall was far from short that night!  Let’s get to our three…

The Original GV, Remember The Music and MTQ Olympics

The second night of the Mark Trammell Homecoming 10th Anniversary Concert began with another video – this one titled, “The MTQ Olympics.”  Some of the categories that group members participated in were: Dancing, Diving and Gymnastics.  When Mark came on stage he pointed out that when he went “diving” into the pool on the Alaskan…

Applauding Heaven at the MTQ Homecoming!

The lights were dimmed low as I walked into the Hill Crest Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama.  Before me, lay a half-moon shaped stage and pews surrounding it like the stars of heaven.  This beautiful church, decorated in green and tan, is the home church of Mark Trammell – and the building that hosts the…

GIVE-A-WAY: Lifetime

Well, the National Quartet Convention is upon us!  I’m busy packing today, and Lord willing, we will begin the trek to Louisville, KY tomorrow.  This will be my 5th year at NQC and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next week! – sounds like they’ve planned some great showcases this year. …

CD Review: Lifetime – Mark Trammell Quartet

The first time that I listened to this project I was in awe of the musical genius of producers Lari Goss and Mark Trammell.  Lifetime, released this month (August of 2012) is a masterpiece of quality arrangements and songs recorded by the Mark Trammell Quartet.  It isn’t everyday that you run across a CD that…