Dragons In Arkansas – What?

West Plains Daily Quill, West Plains, Mo. Friday, October 7, 2011 (pg.14) A few days ago, the local paper printed this story about Dinosaur tracks being discovered in Arkansas.  The subject of Dinosaurs have always been of great interest to me, and the announcement that tracks have been found so close to my home definitely…

Van Keys, A New Cd and A Chat With Gus At NQC

Legacy Five’s tenor, Gus Gaches, sat down with us to discuss L5’s new project – A Wonderful Life.  We had an interesting time, as you’ll see, with our friends Performa Technologies across the aisle, who would occasionally “demonstrate” their sound systems … Gus and I were momentarily distracted.  You’ll enjoy the recount of a practical…

Mayberry Insights from Southern Gospel’s Goober

Thursday evening we caught up with the person who is bringing back the double-breasted suit, Pat Barker, bass singer for the Mark Trammell Quartet. I noticed right away that it was “group suit night” – which makes me wonder, how does Pat always manage to look so dapper? In this clip, Pat shares how he…

Red Roots Run Deep – NQC 2011

If you are a Singing News subscriber, you have certainly noticed the full page ads featuring the Red Roots.  I was curious about this new trio, so I tracked them down to hear their performance in the Featured Artists Showcase.  I was not disappointed!  After the showcase, I went back into the Convention Hall and…

Cd Review: More Than Enough – The Whisnants

The Whisnants have released a new project this summer (2011) entitled, More Than Enough.  On this recording you will continue to hear the sound that the Whisnants have established themselves in.  All the songs fit their style musically and vocally – you won’t find anything out of the ordinary on this Cd.  One thing I…

A Visit with Brian Free – NQC 2011

While at Convention, I found several artists who were kind enough to take the time to chat with me and answer a few questions. In this clip, we are talking with Brian Free. As you can imagine, crowds were heavy in the Convention Hall, so the background noise can be a distraction at times. Thank…

The Final Night – NQC Saturday Evening

I walked into Freedom Hall just as our host, Michael Booth, was instructing the crowd in four different types of applause that our NQC stage staff wanted to record for the NQC video.  First up, we were asked to do a “light applause,” and to demonstrate the lightness of the matter, Michael “floated” around the…

Song of a Lifetime Showcase – NQC

Saturday – the last day of NQC.  Though I was sad that day came so soon, I was looking forward to the day’s events and showcases.  The Song of a Lifetime showcase hosted by Phil Cross was definitely one of the week’s highlights for me; in fact, I would dare to say that it was…

NQC – Wednesday Night Main Stage

Our host for the Wednesday night Main Stage event at NQC was none other than the Grammy Award winning Jason Crabb, and his co-hosts were the Sisters!  I found myself scrambling into Freedom Hall when the Browns were on stage performing a violin instrumental …which was very powerful from what I heard walking down the…