Video: Ryan Seaton Quartet

Last weekend, Roy Webb made a guest appearance with the Ryan Seaton Quartet, playing piano. Here’s a video, where you can hear Roy (and see him at ~1:30):

I have said before that the Ryan Seaton Quartet has the potential to go places quickly, if they so desire. If Roy joined . . . wow.

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Saturday News Roundup #89

Dr. Bobby Clark

Dr. Bobby Clark

Worth Knowing

  • Charles Burke’s funeral was on Tuesday; details about the arrangements are here.
  • Naomi Sego recently had gallbladder surgery, coming through it well; tenor Jerry Gill had back surgery days later. Both were expected to be back on the road this weekend.
  • Original Cathedrals tenor Dr. Bobby Clark will be launching a series teaching from the King James Bible. He will be streaming the video from his website each Thursday.
  • Homeland has re-signed Josh Garner and John Rulapaugh’s Freedom fo a new recording contract. They have moved up from the Riversong label to the main Homeland label.
  • (EDIT, 1:21 PM) Via a press release: Fox is featuring the National Quartet Convention on their 1:00 P.M. Eastern broadcast. I did not hear until this was under way (or perhaps over), so I’m not going to make a separate post. But if you saw it, let us know how it went in the comments!

Worth Watching

This site’s youngest contributor, Caleb Garms, pulls a prank on Scott Fowler. I must confess, with a twinkle in my eye, that it was at my instigation!

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!

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Video: A Choreography Lesson with Ernie Haase

Have you ever tried to emulate Ernie Haase and Signature Sound’s choreography?  Sam (11), Jayme (9), and Caleb (8) Garms have often been seen around the Garms home practicing EHSS choreography moves after watching movies such as “Get Away Jordan”.  

On September 8th, 2011, the Garms Family attended a Signature Sound concert in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and the Lil’ Adventurers (the LAs) had the opportunity to talk with Ernie Haase about the group’s choreography…and even learn a few of the moves!

Here is a photo gallery:

We very much appreciate and thank Ernie for his time and his graciousness to share so candidly with three lil’ adventurers (who were so nervous they could hardly speak, let alone move! 🙂 ).

To read a transcript of the video, click more.  

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Video: Joint Video Episode with Rollin’ With the Ball Brothers

Earlier this year, the Ball Brothers launched a video blog, Rollin’ With the Ball Brothers. They have posted thirty episodes on their YouTube channel.

When the series launched, I traded emails with Ball Brothers lead singer Daniel Ball about doing a joint episode where we would interview each other and introduce each other to the other’s blog/channel audiences. That worked out recently, and here is the post:

Update: After getting a question to this effect, yes, Daniel Ball did have a little mis-speak when pronouncing my name. The correct way is saying “Mount” just like in “Mount Zion.” However, when he softened it so that it sounds like “Younce,” I thought about it for a moment, and decided to take it as a compliment and not ruin the take!

Click “more” for a transcript.

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Video: Another look at the new Dixie Echoes lineup

Yesterday evening, the Dixie Echoes posted a first look at their new lineup, featuring tenor Michael Helwig. Here’s another video from the same concert—the lineup’s first together—featuring their new bass singer, Mike Jennings:

Jennings is already earning comparisons to a previous Dixie Echoes bass singer, Pat Barker—and that’s a good thing, a very good thing.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, concludes our week of wall-to-wall Dixie Echoes coverage…we think!

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