I usually attend quite a few concerts in the span of a year. Another feature I wanted to use in 2011 is a brief highlight reel of those concerts experiences. I don’t shoot video but Southern Gospel already has the best blogger for outstanding concert footage. I will simply offer some thoughts.
My first concert of 2011 was Sunday night 01/09/11. I went to the Springwood Free Will Baptist Church in Belmont North Carolina to see Soul’d Out Quartet. The Singing News reigning horizon group of the year is finally making their way into North Carolina and I was glad I could get out and see them.
It was a small church, but it was full. I would say there was 150 in attendance. This group truly gets better every time I hear them. This current line-up has been together now over three years and it really shows on stage. The group has a lot of fun performing but they know how to react to what is going on with the audience and get serious when needed.
Soul’d Out Quartet did a good two-hour performance filled with all their recent songs. They did not feature any music from their new album, Worth Every Mile, which I happened to review last week. I noticed they didn’t have it available yet for sale at their table.
The performance of the evening was Dusty singing “Maker Of The Rain”. This personal, worshipful tune had people at the altars. I didn’t realize until the performance that Dusty wrote the song. Anytime I hear classic Kingsmen, I am not disappointed. Soul’d Out turned in a great performance of “When My Feet Touch The Streets Of Gold”.
Song list included (I don’t remember the exact order of performances): “Cool Drink Of Water”/”I Have A Story To Tell”/”I Am Blessed”/”We Shall Rise”/”Joseph Got His Tomb Back”/”Maker Of The Rain”/”I’ll Cast My Crown”/”Jesus Is Coming Soon”/”The Eastern Gate”/”When My Feet Touch The Streets Of Gold”/”Who Is This Man”/”He’s Been So Good To Me”/”Ain’t Nobody”/”See Ya Over There”/Michael also did two piano solos and one piano duet with Tanner.
One final thing I wanted to point out to all you artists who still don’t have your music available digitally (through iTunes, Amazon, etc). The preacher mentioned that the way he found out about Soul’d Out was due to a song he downloaded through iTunes of another artist. Services such as this mention other artists you may like as a result of your purchase. It just so happened Soul’d Out Quartet was listed as another artist he may enjoy. He checked out their music, downloaded “I’ll Cast My Crown” and as a result of that song he called the group for a booking.