What Would Southern Gospel Do?
My Dad always wanted our family to go on the road. He thought since ‘Daddy Sang Bass’ and mama sang – actually soprano – and me and big brother joined right in there, quartet-style, that we should get a bus and be the ‘Singing Swartzendrubers.’
But it wasn’t meant to be, since my brother and I preferred Larry Norman, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night and 2nd Chapter of Acts over The Blackwood Brothers.
Southern Gospel (which I will refer to as ‘SoGo’) was and is, a great love of his and of many – especially here in the South.
Which is why my husband and I took Dad and Mom to a Quartet Festival in the birthplace of SoGo – Lawrenceburg, TN. Yep, down where they actually pronounce Wal-Mart, ‘Wal-MarK!’
Though I don’t currently have any SoGo on my iPod, I can appreciate the tight harmonies and of course the gospel message and heart of those groups. Watching four quartets back to back that night, I couldn’t help but slip a little into work mode and make some observations, good and bad. … Read More, Watch, Comment – Backstage Pass Required