*Rick Fair is reviving the name of the old Rebels Quartet with a fresh lineup, including Fair himself on bass, David Fair on baritone, former Southern Sound tenor Mike Young on tenor, and former Melody Boys/Freedom member Alan Kendall on lead. Aaron Swain has a post with recent concert footage from the group here.
*Some southern gospel kids, including the sons of Brian Free and Michael Booth, have formed a group called Parachute Parade that sounds like anything but southern gospel. Michael Booth warned us about these guys in a webinar a few months back and said that if we liked “our music” (the Booth Brothers), we wouldn’t like theirs! Meanwhile I see Brian Free giving them a hearty endorsement on his Facebook page, so there seem to be some conflicting tastes at work here. As for me… well, I checked out their Reverbnation page and listened to some bits of their music. For the record, my tastes are very eclectic, so I think I have a pretty good idea of what good music in general sounds like, not just southern gospel music. And… I’m with Michael on this one. [Update: I should clarify that Michael's initial webinar comment was very humorous, in that signature Michael Booth way, and Michael has since commented that he fully supports the band's efforts---which I never doubted!]
*The March Madness continues over at Steve Eaton’s. See the latest results here.
*Don’t miss a pictorial Booth Brothers concert review from Southern Gospel Blog favorites, the Garms kids. Great job guys!
*You should read Kevin DeYoung’s Ten Commandments for Commenting on Blogs. Especially if you’re a Star Wars fan. I mean, you should read them even if you’re not, but you’ll enjoy them even more if you are.
*Here’s a funny clip I recently found from Declaration, the trio the Booth Brothers have been mentoring. They attempt to walk across a “bridge.” Uh, guys… we like you. Be safe!
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