Booth Brothers to appear as quartet at Memphis Quartet Show

The Memphis Quartet Show announced that their debut 2013 show will include the Booth Brothers performing a “one-time-only full concert as a quartet,” with guest bass vocalist Gene McDonald.

Michael Booth commented: “For those of you who have wondered what we’d sound like as a quartet, we’re about to find out at the same time! This is gonna be fun!”

The showcase will be on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Tickets are available at

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  1. Thanks for inserting the words, “one-time-only full concert as a quartet.” 🙂 Lest the rumor mill take off with a new story. lol

  2. I think it’s a brilliant move. There’s probably not a better drawing group than the Booths right now.
    Finding a way to make them a part of this event “legally” (and by that I mean filling the description of what the Memphis Quartet Show is by its own definition) is great marketing, especially since it’s a one-time thing not likely to be repeated, and since there is a tie in between Memphis, the sponsorship by the Elvis Presley/Graceland corporation and the fact that Ronnie Booth has recorded a couple Elvis gospel tribute CDs. Very smart marketing.

  3. Has Legacy 5 found a new bass singer, or at least a temp? Maybe they will be watching this event to see how Gene fits and performs with a live quartet, sort of a 3rd party “test drive”?? I know they work closely with the Booth Brothers through the Jubilee series. Just a thought…

    • They have not announced a replacement yet; however, I fully expect that they will have one by next summer! They’ll probably have one by NQC, or, at least, right after the week ends.

  4. I thought this was a quartet show with real quartets.

    • That is, indeed, exactly what it is. 🙂

      This is an afternoon showcase with the most popular group in Southern Gospel, and they will be performing the entire showcase as a real quartet. 🙂

  5. I agree with Brady. Some people I’m sure will debate about whether this is a little crafty or just prudent on the Booths and the Memphis Quartet Show. (I vote prudence.) But ultimately, those arguments will fade because, let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to see this concert? The more I hear about this show the gladder I’m a Memphian! Thanks for the update Daniel!

    • Here’s my take: Prudent or crafty? I don’t care in the slightest. It’ll be an absolute must-see – an INCREDIBLY cool afternoon!

      • Amen to that!

    • Memphian? Is that really what you guys call yourselves?

      • Of course! If you live in Memphis you’re a Memphian. (It’s much better than Memphibian. Which, of course, makes us sound like lizards.)

  6. If you have 4 guys singing in four part harmony it’s a quartet anyway you slice it. You could put Gene McDonald on stage singing bass for “The Soggy Bottom Boys” and he would make them sound good, so I say that if you put Gene McDonald on stage with “The Booth Brothers”, the sound should be above top notch! I just hope they record this for those of us who can’t make it to Memphis to be with all of you fine “Memphians”!

  7. I wanted to go before… now I REALLY want to go!

  8. I’d like to see Freedom Trio with a bass singer on this program.

    • I agree with you John.

  9. We are excited about this first year. Keep in mind, if we used all of our ideas this first year, we wouldn’t have anything to look forward to in future years. I am excited about hearing the Booth Brothers as a quartet. It’s probably best that it is a matinee, because no quartet would want to follow them!

  10. I was invited for a tour of the Booth’s bus last night and Jim had just downloaded a couple new tunes they’ve recorded with Gene. They were listening to them for the first time. A really cool experience for a SoGo/quartet snob like myself!!!