Saturday News Roundup #95

Worth Knowing

  • Michael Booth will be hosting an online webinar on December 12, “Keeping the Gospel in Gospel Music.” [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.]

Worth Reading

Worth Watching

Several clips of the Ryan Seaton Quartet (with Roy Webb) have surfaced recently; here are two standouts. [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.]

Also, it’s been months—and perhaps even a member change or two—since we featured anything from the Inspirations. Here’s an acapella rendition of a song from their latest project:

Worth Discussing

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  1. Thanks for the Seaton clips. I can tell by looking that it was taken at Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana.

    That is actually the auditorium where Ernie Haase’s Cathedral journey seemed to begin. I was there the night he opened up for the Cathedrals, and Curt Young was the tenor. It was obvious, Curt’s days were numbered, and within a few weeks, Ernie was on board the Cats bus.

  2. Went to a wilburn and wilburn and jason crabb concert a couple of weeks ago. Wilburn and wilburn have a great sound and stage presence. They sang about an hour total and Jason sang over two hours. It was one of the best concerts i’ve ever been to. Jason’s band is just phenomenal. Not typical southern gospel but still amazing.

  3. Will people who sign up for Michael’s webinar be required to leave any kind of interactive comments using their real names?

    • I don’t know. I could see where, in that setting, they might want to require real names, to avoid the potential of someone stirring up trouble for him during the session under the freedom of a pseudonym. But I don’t know.

  4. Jeremy, I totally agree. I have been playing music, both sacred and secular (classical) for over 20 years, and I have never in my life heard such a full three-piece ensemble. They truly are incredible. The musicians themselves are excellent, of course, but much of the Orissa should go to Jason’s sound engineer David Sikes, which happens to be bassist’s Lori Sikes husband. Without his expertise, the ensemble would not sound like they do now.

  5. You are so right Jordan. My apologies to David who I actually grew up with and see his family every week at church. The sound men often go unnoticed unless something goes wrong.

  6. I have fallen in love with the Inspirations’s beautiful harmonies. The blending is superb, and tha young man singing tenor absolutely nails his part.

  7. I have fallen in love with the Inspirations’s beautiful harmonies. The blending is superb, and tha young man singing tenor absolutely nails his part.

  8. Thanks for sharing our Inspirations video! 🙂