Jacob Kitson joins Greater Vision
Greater Vision has selected their next tenor, Jacob Kitson of Tribute Quartet. Kitson is from Yuma, Arizona, and is the oldest of twelve children (four boys, eight girls). Various biographies posted online refer to Kitson as being from Yuma, Arizona; perhaps this is his birthplace, because his family group (with whom he sang until joining Tribute in 2006) is based in Michigan.
The Kitsons released a self-titled CD in 2006 (sound clips here); it’s not clear whether this was recorded before or after Jacob left to join Tribute. But I must say that the vocalist on “More than Able,” a Greater Vision tune, sounds quite a bit like Jacob. If this is him, this would support what Rodney Griffin said in Greater Vision’s press release:
Rodney Griffin said… “I look forward to what the Lord has in store as Jacob joins our ministry. Jacob says he’s been a Greater Vision fan since he was a teenager. Now that’s he’s joining us, we’ll see how long he remains one! LOL”
Tribute released two CDs with Kitson, My Tribute and Anticipation. Their radio single “When Those Gates Open Wide,” featuring Jacob, is posted in its entirety on their homepage. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link appears to be down, and has been removed.] It is also posted on Tribute’s MySpace page, along with several other songs featuring Jacob singing a harmony part and one other song on which he’s featured, “God Knows.”
Something tells me that Jacob Kitson will be 2009’s Horizon Individual of the Year. And he will deserve it, too.