Dixie Echoes hire bass singer Jordan James, tenor Craig Thomas, and pianist Ben Hart
The Dixie Echoes lineup saw its biggest change in years when pianist Stewart Varnado announced his departure in May, and tenor Michael Helwig and bass Mike Jennings announced their departures on the same day in June. The group found a pianist and bass singer fairly quickly, but waited to announce the new lineup until they had also found a tenor. The announcement went out late last night:
The Dixie Echoes are happy to announce that we have filled the positions of bass, tenor and pianist.
Jordan James will be filling the bass slot. He is from Verda, LA. and has attended, and taught at the Stamps School of Music. Jordan has a dynamic voice that has drawn comparisons to the great George Younce.
Craig Thomas will be singing the tenor part. He is from DeFuniak Springs, FL. and has one of the smoothest tenor voices you will ever hear. His smile and personality has already won the hearts of Dixie Echoes fans everywhere.
Ben Hart will be the new pianist for the group. Ben comes to us from Peoria, Ill. and is one of the most talented young musicians in gospel music. Ben also plays the guitar, harmonica, bass guitar, and quite a few other instruments.
Each of these man have felt the calling on their lives to share the gospel, and we are very thankful that God has chosen to place them with the Dixie Echoes.
Be sure to check dixieechoes.com for our schedule, and come meet Jordan, Craig, and Ben next time we’re in your area.
There isn’t high-quality video footage of the group yet, but here’s a hand-held video of the new lineup. There is also a slightly earlier video of Jordan James singing “How Big is God”
(possibly with a fill-in tenor).