Saturday News Roundup #92
- NQC: Via the AbsolutelyGospel forums, NQC is asking ticket holders if, come 2015, they would choose either (a) bumping convention up a week early or (b) a move to Indianapolis or Nashville. [EDIT, 2/21/13.] Given how strongly resistant NQC’s audience is to change, don’t be surprised if the predominant answer is “neither”!
- Sisters: On Tuesday, Sisters member Valerie Ruppe married session guitarist (and Freemans alumnus) Jeremy Medkiff.
- Burke’s Brainwork: Wes Burke has launched a series where a group’s current members list what they think are that group’s all-time best recordings. He started yesterday with Greater Vision.
- Musicscribe: You know Channing Eleton as a past Poet Voices / Gold City pianist. He has a new vocal solo CD out, fusing Southern Gospel with a singer/songwriter Americana twist. Check out David Bruce Murray’s new post, which calls it the “best CD I’ve heard this year.” [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed.]
The best song in the current Singing News Bluegrass Top 10:
Upcoming CD Reviews:
- 10/28: A Living Legacy: The Songs of Squire Parsons
- 11/4: Amen (Down East Boys)
- 11/11: Everlasting Truth (Michael Booth)
- 11/18: Songs from the Heart (Triumphant Quartet)
- 11/25: Baptized on Sunday (Penny Loafers)
- 12/2: American Christian (Melody Boys Quartet)
- 12/9: A Country Campmeeting (Palmetto State Quartet)
- 12/16: Step Up (Torchmen Quartet)
- 12/23: Journey (Libbi Perry Stuffle)
- 12/30: A Country Campmeeting (Three Bridges)
- 1/6: You’ve Got to Believe (Homeland Harmony Quartet)
- 1/13: A Wonderful Life (Legacy Five)
- 1/20: A Country Campmeeting (Triumphant Quartet)
- 1/27: Steve Ladd (Steve Ladd)
- 2/3: God’s Been Faithful (Liberty Quartet)
- 2/10: The Call is Still the Same (Dixie Melody Boys)
- 2/17: Turn to the Cross (Sanctuary Quartet)
- 2/24: Family Ties (Wilburn & Wilburn)
- 3/2: Living in Grace (Cavaliers Quartet)
(Dates subject to change, if a really incredible CD comes along that we just have to bump up the line!)
It’s open thread Saturday; you decide!