Concert Review: Austins Bridge (Mansfield, OH)
I found out about on Sunday that Austins Bridge would be in my hometown the following evening. So I decided to check the concert out. The concert, interestingly enough for a group billed as Southern Gospel (and recording with Daywind), was at a local mega-church.
Probably the high point of the concert (in more than one sense!) was their tenor singer. Toby Hitchcock is an incredible talent, on a par with Wes Hampton. He uses less head tone than pretty much any other tenor out there.
I had intended to post a set list, as usual, but the sound was so loud that I was unable to decipher the lyrics to several of the songs. Of the songs I could understand, particularly memorable were “The Pizza Song” and the group’s rendition of “I’ll Fly Away.”
The baritone and lead singers played various acoustic, electric, and bass guitars. A drummer filled out the live band. There was also a piano on stage, and though a reference was made to the fact that the lead singer could play piano, it went unutilized.
Seeing the group live can rightly be described as an unforgettable experience.