Video: Another look at the new Dixie Echoes lineup

Yesterday evening, the Dixie Echoes posted a first look at their new lineup, featuring tenor Michael Helwig. Here’s another video from the same concert—the lineup’s first together—featuring their new bass singer, Mike Jennings:

Jennings is already earning comparisons to a previous Dixie Echoes bass singer, Pat Barker—and that’s a good thing, a very good thing.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, concludes our week of wall-to-wall Dixie Echoes coverage…we think!


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  1. Very nice! The DE’s have still got it!

  2. Wow, they sound great!!! glad they still have the same sound!

    • Hard to lose that classic sound with those two Randy fellows in the group!!!

      • Well, yes, but as Scott Fowler is fond of saying, people come out to hear the tenor and the bass singer, and the two guys in the middle just need to show up. 🙂

  3. This is the song I heard him sing at Brumley. Excellent job. Keep up the good work guys

  4. Looking forward to hearing more of them. Would really like to hear them with 4 mics to see if there is a change in the sound.

    Nonetheless, I think they have a powerful combo here.

  5. An FYI
    Mike Jennings spent a very brief time singing with the Dan Keeton Quartet. If I recall, he was not even with them for 2 months.

    Dan,(a “graduate” of EOU) in his short time of having a group, established his own “university”:
    Dan, of course, went to Gold City
    Chris Little is with the Skyline Boys
    Mike Jennings is here, with the DE’s
    Jim Sheldon is a soloist.
    All seemed to appear in the Singing News around the same time.

  6. No.
    Any recordings as a quartet featured bass Rick Grey.

    Mike had left before their next release, which was a live project, (as a trio) recorded Thanksgiving evening, 2010.

    • OK. I hadn’t remembered any with him, but thought I’d check!