Live-blogging Liberty Quartet
If you’re wondering why Liberty got two mainstage spots at NQC, see for yourself. Their concert tonight at tonight at El Cajon Wesleyan Church in El Cajon, California, will be streamed live tonight at 6:30 PM PST / 9:30 PM EST. Click here to watch.
EDIT (10:05): It’s going now. I managed to miss the first 20-25 minutes by calculating time zones wrong!
Set list (from 10:00 on):
- I Made it Mine (from some point before I tuned in)
- Battle Hymn of the Republic (with acapella encore).
- Dan Gilbert (lead singer) shares comedy and a testimony. 118 watching online—that stats counter is awesome!
- He Will Come Through (featuring Dan). 122 online.
- Long Black Train (featuring Royce). I’ll be back in a few minutes. 119 online.
- How Great Thou Art. 124 online. In the audience cutway to the lady in the white jacket—was that sign language or signing in tongues?
- Holy, Holy, Holy (a capella). This is going to be good. 125 online . . . and the stream starts cutting out. Guess that was its limit. (Now it’s back.)
- Comedy from bass singer Royce Mitchell.
- Good Time in the Lord. 124 online. This is the first wide audience pan I’ve seen, and there have to be at least 500 there in person, maybe even 700-800.
- Offering. Attendance down to 121.
- The Journey. I was hoping this would be included—I’ve wanted to see it live for some time now.
- Tenor Keith Waggoner delivers the product pitch. He mentions the Blackwood Brothers, the Statesmen, the Stamps, and the Cathedrals—interestingly, a round of applause when he gets to the Cathedrals.
- Happy Rhythm (featuring Royce). Fellow blogger Nate Stainbrook comments on Facebook at about this point: “The more I watch these guys the more I scratch my head over WHY a major label does not pick them up! They deserve it more than any other group!”
- Baritone Jordan Cragun has a decent Rodney Griffin mule-looking-at-a-new gate look.
- Bus Driver (parody of Cab Driver).
- Keith does get to talk during something other than the product pitch! He shares about a song called “I’m His.” 119 viewers—people on the East Coast are getting sleepy. (So am I, but can’t skip out on this concert early!)
- I’m His (featuring Keith). I guess this isn’t a standing-ovation audience.
- Jordan leads the audience in the sinner’s prayer.
- Light at the End of Darkness (featuring Jordan). I’ve never heard him sound better—a rich, full sound, especially for his age. Incredible performance.
- Glory to God in the Highest encore. They must have done it in the first half-hour.
Great concert from a great group.