The Old Rugged Cross and Tent Revival Homecoming: How a Taping Became a DVD

You’ve seen reviews of Gaither Homecoming DVDs. You’ve even seen occasional reports from news websites allowed into Gaither Homecoming tapings. But you probably have not seen coverage that starts with reporting from the live concert (found in its original form here) and focuses on the transition from the live event through the final product. Daddy…

Concert Review: Blackwood Brothers, Bill Shaw, Ken Turner, Ernie Phillips (Bostic, NC)

We’ll do a news roundup at some point—either later today, Monday, or next weekend—and catch up with regularly scheduled programming. Last night, my schedule unexpectedly opened up in time to catch the Blackwood Brothers in concert. Within the last year or so, they have added Billy Blackwood as baritone and Mike Hammontree as full-time pianist….

Concert Review: The Homecoming that Nearly Sunk (Charlotte, NC)

Last night, I attended a Gaither Homecoming concert and videotaping in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was held in an open canvas tent on the grounds of the Billy Graham library. Daddy Sang Bass: Bluegrass mega-group Dailey and Vincent wowed the audience and proved why they have been winning seemingly every award Bluegrass has to offer…

Concert Review: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (Anderson, IN)

Earlier this evening, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound did a live video taping for their Cathedrals Tribute 2 DVD / 2 CD project that’s coming out later this year. Wedding Music – featuring bass singer Tim Duncan. Ernie Haase’s power tag was so strong that his almost-unamplified voice could be heard in the balconies before…

Concert Review: Mark Trammell Quartet / Danny Funderburk (Hartsville, OH)

On Saturday, I drove out to Hartsville to see a concert featuring Danny Funderburk and the Mark Trammell Quartet. Time does not permit a full review, but here are a few highlights: In his first set, Danny Funderburk brought the house down with “Somebody Touched Me.” There were four or five rounds of applause at…