Saturday News Roundup #134
- Following the Melody Boys Quartet’s retirement at the end of the year, two to-be alumni, lead singer Jason Tapley and baritone singer Chris Walton, will be launching Next Chapter Quartet. [EDIT, 2/21/13. Broken link removed.] They will release two recordings in or around next January, a mainline project titled God’s Not Finished and a project called Tribute to Gerald Williams and the Melody Boys.
- Pianist Mike Hammontree has returned to the Blackwood Brothers, after recovery from a quadruple-bypass heart surgery.
- Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsay are launching a songwriting blog, http://www.youwritesongs.com/.
- Top ten reasons to share musical opinions humbly.
- Not musical, but relevant: Christian author Randy Alcorn urges Christians to never give up hope that family members will come to know the Lord by sharing the story of how his own father finally surrendered to the Gospel at age 84.
- The Dills have a video taken underneath their bus, amidst an air valve repair.
- Aaron Swain has videos of the new Blackwood Brothers lineup live in concert.
- The Mark Trammell Quartet had a homecoming celebrating their 10th Anniversary on the road last weekend. Here’s a video of Mark, tenor Eric Phillips, and Eric’s daughter Carli; Carli is singing “I Love to Tell the Story.”
- SGConcerts’ Diana Brantley posted a concert review with videos of a recent concert featuring the Old Paths, Gold City, and a new group called Resurrection. [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed.] Resurrection is a trio consisting of Inspirations alumni Matt Dibler, Melton Campbell, and Mike Clark. (Clark filled in for Archie Watkins.) Here’s one of the Resurrection videos:
Also, here’s a video of the Old Paths delivering the classic Kingsmen arrangement of “Love Lifted Me”: (Don’t miss the big ending!)
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!