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…

GIVE-A-WAY: A Ball Full of Treasures

It’s May already, can you believe it?  Though time sure has passed quickly here in Missouri, what I find hard to believe is that three hours from my home, snow was falling on the ground!  In May!  In fact, Greater Vision drove through some of it last night! Forgive me for starting off on a…

DVD Review: Lari Goss – The Man Behind The Music

“When you add to it truth, absolute truth, it takes it (music) to a whole another level.” – Michael Booth For over four decades, producer and arranger Lari Goss has worked with over 100 of Gospel Music’s finest artists, played on countless recordings and arranged some of the most heavenly sounds you’ll hear on this…

Snapshots #3 – Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing

The clock struck six.  Emerging from backstage, I was happy to see a small group huddling over the Singing News table that I had been manning during the week.  It was the last night of the Great Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing and closing the weekend were the Lesters and The Mark Trammell Quartet! …

Battle Songs – Week 3

Well, time has slipped away from me this week!  On Tuesday I found myself in the car driving back from Singing in the Sun (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) and didn’t get a chance to stop and up-load this post – I apologize for being late!  Anyway, our selection for this week will be a hymn…

Photo Album from Praisefest Branson! (2013!!!)

The second weekend in March has become home to Praisefest Branson – a three day event hosted by Legacy Five and Greater Vision in Branson, Missouri.  This year the Gospel Sing boasted its second anniversary, bringing in special guests such as Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Collingsworth Family, Ken Davis and…

Friday Morning Standing Ovations

I’ve often teased that “mornings” and “Gospel Sings” don’t belong in the same sentence, yet alone, in the same day; however, the Praisefest Branson crowd soaked it up!  That audience was at its best in the mornings, and this particular morning, they liked standing ovations.  (I’d challenge you to count just how many they gave…

Photo Album: Truthseekers Homecoming 2013!

We spent a delightful two days in Marion, IL at the Truthseekers Homecoming in February!  The Marion Civic Center is one of my favorite auditoriums to see SGM performed in.  The theater is beautiful, the people are wonderful, the atmosphere there is rare at Gospel Sings and when you put all of those things together…you…

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…

Photo Album: Great Smokies Praisefest (2012)

    Last October, we had the privilege of attending The Great Smokies Praisefest hosted by Greater Vision in Sevierville, TN for the first time.  Over the course of three days we enjoyed Legacy Five, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Booth Brothers, Geraldine and Ricky, the Collingsworth Family, Mike Speck, the Kingdom Heirs, Dr. Charles…