This morning brings us two personnel changes:
After a year’s hiatus, playing for the Kingdom Heirs for a few months and then for Mike & Kelly Bowling for about a year, the Old Paths Quartet just announced that Joseph Cox is returning as their pianist. [EDIT, 11/9/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] Even though the Old Paths Quartet doesn’t have the national name recognition of a Dove Brothers or a Kingdom Heirs, that Cox would make this move says something about the strength of the group. I have yet to hear them for myself, but from all I hear, this quartet could be one of Southern Gospel’s next big things.
The Perrys have added Troy Peach (late of TK & McRae) as their sound man. At the concert I attended several months ago, they had announced that their previous sound man was in the National Guard or Reserves (I forget which) and was about to be called up for a tour of duty. I’m glad they decided to fill the spot; it helps live sound immeasurably to have a full-time sound man running the sound from the audience.