Canaan to release live Hoppers recording
The Hoppers distributed a press release announcing that they will be recording a full-budget live recording to be released on Canaan Records:
The legendary Hoppers have announced plans to record a brand new project across North America. From Jackson, Tennessee to Bloomfield, Ontario Canada.
From Jackson, Tennessee to Bloomfield, Ontario Canada, Claude, Connie, Dean, Kim and Mike will perform in front of a live audience, which will be captured and released by Canaan Records and Word Entertainment for fans to enjoy. Both old and new material has been selected for the recording including great arrangements of the classics “10,000 years,” written by Elmer Cole and “Ready To Leave,” penned by Joel Hemphill. Phil Cross and Jim Brady have written a brand new song entitled “Pathway Built For Two,” while Connie is bringing back the popular Hoppers standard “Jesus Saves.” The Hoppers invite everyone to attend this exciting once in a lifetime event. Recording cities include: July 18 – Jackson, TN July 19 – Terrell, TX July 27 – Roopville, GA July 31 – Rome, GA August 1 – Marion, NC August 2 – Bloomfield, ONT “This is going to be a fun project for The Hoppers. After many years of studio recordings, we wanted to take the gear and manpower back out on the road and capture what we get to enjoy night after night. A live audience. Being able to sing great songs with an uplifting message that so many folks can relate to is a wonderful experience. We all enjoy the power of the Gospel through a song and The Hoppers are honored to sing them.”
Not only is this a great move for the group, it is a move of genius for Canaan. Fully produced live recordings with a live band defined the genre during Canaan’s heyday. This move gives observers hope that perhaps the new Canaan will be at a level making it worthy to bear its predecessor’s name.