Legacy Five – Pushing the Envelope?
That’s how Scott Fowler describes his group in a Bradenton (FL) Herald interview:
We push the envelope as far as what is considered traditional Southern gospel, but we don’t cross over into rock or inspirational. When this music first got started, it was a piano player and four singers and basically three chords to a song. It’s evolved, certainly, to include a broader range of influences and tastes.
While he could have been referring to future plans for the group, in all likelihood he meant the remarks in the context of comparing Legacy Five to (say) the Blackwood Brothers and the Statesmen. But that quote, and the rest of the interview, are pretty interesting either way. [EDIT, 11/6/10: Regrettably, the link seems to be broken, so it has been removed.]