Video: Tribute Quartet in the studio

Part of what I do with Crossroads Music is recording, editing, and posting videos of groups in the studio. For the whole series, keep an eye on the Crossroads blogβ€”enough of you follow each blog that I would be wasting your time to post everything on both.

But I thought this video of Tribute Quartet was also worth featuring here for two reasons. First, it features Riley Clark, and there has been quite a bit of buzz about him since he joined Tribute a few months ago. Second, guitarist Jeremy Medkiff will occasionally get to preachin’, as “Brother Marion,” and since he was preachin’ about me this time, I had to pass it along!

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  1. Riley has a great song there. I’m looking forward to the release next spring.
    Thanks Daniel for sharing this from the Lion’s Den.

    • You’re welcome! For a moment there, I looked at your comment and thought – “WHAT?” – and then I remembered. πŸ™‚

  2. Riley is just amazing… sounds a lot like Wes Hampton and Jonathan Pierce. Kind of a cross between those two.

  3. Man, that kid can sing! I had not heard him until now. I am impressed, and it takes a LOT to impress me. Not sure about some of the facial contortions, but, hey, if that is what it takes to sing like that, so be it!

    • He does have an expressive face… could be he’s taking lessons from Ernie Haase, hmmm? πŸ˜‰

      • Just as long as he don’t start jumping across the stage.

      • Ha! Though Ernie’s gettin’ a little old to keep up his shenanigans too… you may have noticed the gradual mellowing in that respect. πŸ˜‰

    • John – he’s still pretty much brand new to the live stage, and every now and then I notice him doing something that would be tied into his vocal training, e.g. hand gestures reminding himself of the placement to use. With staffers of the Steve Hurst School of Music riding on his bus, I am sure he will both be getting the vocal training and the stage training needed to hone his talent.

  4. I hear flashes of an old Michael English in his voice on occasion. I don’t really hear Pierce in him from what I heard of it so far. I want to hear the rest later, but I wanted to correct something. Roger isn’t technically filling in on the lead part, but Riley is doing that. πŸ˜€ I presume Roger is on second tenor, but if not baritone, but not “lead”. πŸ˜€
    Disclaimer: I realize that second tenors are called “lead” singers.

    • I don’t hear Michael English in his voice anyway, but if you hear a resemblance, I think we should be comparing Michael to Riley instead of vice versa. πŸ˜‰

      • I am talking the Michael of the eighties and early nineties where Michael wasn’t going full-blown. His solo on this might be a pretty good example:

      • Oh my! Classic clip q-man! πŸ˜€

        Michael is a bit squeaky in this clip, but I can see the resemblance.

      • Good, I’ve done my edumacating today. πŸ˜€

    • q-man – I say the lead part in the context of that being the part which the lead singer sings; naturally, it isn’t the melody.

      Whether or not correct by a classical definition (OK, it’s not!), it is the common parlance/jargon in our industry.

      • Yeah, I know it is done, but I tend to be more literal. πŸ™‚

      • OK. πŸ™‚

  5. I love Josh…he’s totally nuts!!! We of the nice guys in this biz.

  6. Should read….”one of the nice guys in this biz

    • We worked, because you are one too. πŸ˜€

  7. Since we’re on Tribute Quartet … we just heard their “Hit Replay” CD. It’s a collection of their favorite songs by fellow sg artists from past years. The songs have Tribute’s unique spin, and the CD is excellent.

    • It is, especially Riley’s take on “One Holy Lamb.”

      • Riley’s take on anything is a highlight.

      • So true! lalalalalalala

      • I’m actually surprised that OHL is becoming my favorite song off that project.

      • Why would you be surprised?

      • Well,, when I first got the CD, I didn’t think much of the song. It was good, but not great. Now, I LOVE IT!

  8. Hey Daniel I know I’m coming in very late on this post. But, did they do a song called “He Did”? Just wondering. A friend of mine wrote it.

    • I’m honestly not sure – can’t recall off the top of my head.