GVB in the Studio
On his blog, Wes Hampton posts that the Gaither Vocal Band is back in the studio: [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link appears to be down, and has been removed.]
The GVB is doing great. I go to Nashville next Wednesday morning to record vocals for some new material we’re working on. We should have a recording out some time this year but I’m just not sure when (I would guess anyway, but I can’t be totally sure to be honest!). It will be fun to have some material tailored specifically for this new group. The blend and dynamic are getting so much better. It’s difficult to work on parts and the blend when we’re not singing because everybody is spread out. I’m here in Birmingham, Michael and David are in Nashville, Bill is in Indiana, and Mark is in Houston. So, when we’re together on the road, we try to get in as much rehearsal as we can without tiring our voices out before each concert.
By the way, moving this up from the comments, here’s another video of the group in Fort Worth.
Mark Lowry’s voice has improved quite a bit over the past few years. It has a richer, thicker texture now. Speaking of which, David Phelps’ voice also sounds a little more mature. Both are nearing or at peak voice. Even though Michael English is past his peak voice years, he’s come a long way back from where he was even a few months ago. Wes Hampton is quietly in the background on this song, but hopefully the GVB will find ways to more effectively use his voice once the new CD comes out.