Second Half Quartet at Memphis Quartet Show

The stage was dim and darkness flooded the rows of seats closest to the stage.  Hanging above the center of the stage, one word hung illuminated in shamrock green – Memphis.  I had not attended The Memphis Quartet Show in 2015 and did not have plans to go this year either, but special circumstances allowed…

They Sang It Again

I sat still in my seat in the bleachers, eyes glued to the stage below.  In a few minutes, a once in a lifetime opportunity would walk across the platform and I would be transported back in time to a piece of history I missed growing up.  At least, that’s what I dreamed it would…

June Newsletter

Raindrops blurred my view of the landscape as I looked out the bus window.  It was almost like the heavens knew it was the last day of the trip and wept for the inevitable goodbyes.  All around me were those who had been my (and my sisters!) companions for the past five days…a few napped,…

Last Day In Memphis

Triumphant Quartet had just finished sound check as I slipped into the Ladies Room before the doors opened for the evening concert.  With a cart of cleaning supplies sitting outside the door, I expected to find a staff member inside making sure the place was clean and fresh…what I didn’t expect was a slightly off…

FRIDAY NIGHT ALL NIGHT SING

  When a new Gospel Sing locates itself in a place that honors the history and memory of the genre itself, it’s only fitting to add a little something here and there that brings back memories from those golden days and relive the atmosphere of days gone by.  On Friday evening the Memphis Quartet Show…

More From Memphis!

At 4:30 PM each day, the doors opened for the Memphis Quartet Show.  On Thursday night, I stood behind the product table of Brian Free and Assurance as fans began to trickle in and browse around the vendor’s booths.  How much time had passed, I couldn’t be sure, but soon a lady wearing one of…

Immediate Applause

  “Excuse me, sir, are these seats taken?” I asked a gentlemen sitting on the front row Thursday afternoon at the Memphis Quartet Show.  After shaking his head no, I turned to Melissa (my dear friend who drove up from Mississippi) having a pretty good idea of what her answer would be when I asked…

The Inaugural Night

  While riding up the escalator that took us to the walkway level, I pulled out the tickets from my purse for the Memphis Quartet Show.  Just around the corner was the entrance to the room that would fill with music, Gospel quartets, fans and vendors for the following three days.  A blue banner with…

The Ride

  The engine of the green Cavallo tour bus sat humming in the parking lot of a gas station on Route 60 in Southern Missouri.  Taking a breath of muggy, humid air, I reached to open the trunk of our car when the door of the Cavallo bus opened with a whoosh and out walked…

June – The Busy Bugs!

We are all familiar with those nasty little critters called “June Bugs,” well, with all of the traveling we have been and are going to do, I feel like one of those little guys…crawling all over the place!  LOL  On June 1st I found myself in Springfield, TN with the Mark Trammell Quartet.  (BTW, the…