I want to take this time to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers who happen to be mothers. If you are blessed to still have your mother in your life, be sure to give her a call today and tell her how much you love and appreciate her. I also want to give a quick concert review with two Southern Gospel mothers; Connie Hopper and Kim Hopper.
On Friday (05/11/12) I went to the Green Room Theater in Newton NC to see the Hoppers. I prefer concerts where there is only one artist on the bill. It gives them a chance to open up and really give the audience a full concert experience. The Hoppers delighted the crowd with over two hours of music. They also gave one lucky audience member three nights of tickets to the 2012 National Quartet Convention.
With over two hours of music the Hoppers performed all of their major hits. They opened with “Stepping On The Clouds” and went into “I Will Serve Thee” (one my all time favorite Gaither tunes). The group has also started staging “I’ll Worship Only At The Feet Of Jesus”. Wow!
I also enjoy impromptu moments in the live concert setting. You could tell Claude was ready to introduce another song when Connie asked Claude to stop. She mentioned she had a song on her mind and asked if Kim would be willing to do “What A Lovely Name”. With just piano accompaniment, the Hoppers ‘tore up’ the song to an enthusiastic crowd response. It was nice to have Josh Simpson back on the keys for the Hoppers.
I even did a little shouting on “Something’s Happening”. The part in the song where Connie recites …’then I heard Him cry from the cross It Is Finished, we watched Him die but somewhere deep within my being I know this is not over’… and it goes into Kim singing ‘something’s happening at Joseph’s grave’, I definitely had the ‘glory bumps’.
I enjoy seeing the Hoppers in the live concert setting, especially when they are the only artist on the program. They never disappoint!