This weekend boasts two home town concerts; a rarity even for Mooresville NC. First up was Saturday (09/10/11) at the Mooresville High School. Home town artist, the Joyful Hearts held their 9th annual homecoming concert. Here are some highlights in order of appearance.
The Reggie Saddler Family didn’t have to travel too far to the concert tonight, calling Cherryville NC home. This family burst on the scene in the late ’90s and had some success with a song featured on one of the Gaither Homecoming videos “I’ve Got Me A Home”. They also turned in some crowd pleasing performances every year at NQC. On this particular night the group shined on “Whiter Than Snow”, “It’s Still The Blood” and “The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power”. While the group don’t travel as much as they used to, Reggie still makes it fun for those who come to hear some good Southern Gospel music.
Home town artist, the Joyful Hearts were next on the program. They went through “John The Revelator”, “I’ll Put On A Crown” and “Living In Canaan”. Tenor Ryan Taulbee was impressive on the Southern Gospel standard “Oh What A Savior”. The home town crowd seemed proud of their home town group after the performance.
To close out the program was Driven Quartet from Charlotte NC. This young quartet, headed by Jason Funderburk, is one of the most talented young quartet’s on the road today. Their blend is well beyond their years and they have a finesse on stage that misleads the audience in to believing they have been at this a lot longer than they have. The group’s handling of Cathedral standards “Plan Of Salvation” and “He Made A Change” were impressive. They also did two selections with just piano; “Just A Little Talk With Jesus” and “Heaven’s Jubilee”. The crowd really loved those. The overall stand out of Driven’s set was their performance of “Crucified With Christ”. It brought the crowd to their feet. Great!