- The Old Paths came out firing on all cylinders again tonight proving they were one of the best main stage artists of the entire week. Their performance of “I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy” was outstanding.
- I also thought the LeFevre Quartet turned in one of the best sets of the night. I enjoyed it from start to finish especially “Put It Right There”.
- I never tire of hearing the Hoppers perform “Something’s Happening”. What a power house song!
- It was nice to hear some classic Gold City tonight with “There Rose A Lamb”. I believe it has been a couple of years since they staged that song at NQC.
- Tribute Quartet proved again tonight that “Homecoming Day” is their best recorded/performed song.
- Did anyone else think the ‘grand finale’ was way too long? Clocking in at 45 minutes, I nearly fell asleep several times waiting for the program to end.
- After stellar, crowd pleasing performances for the last several years, I thought all (3) Collingsworth Family sets this year lacked something. Maybe it was just needing some new material.
- It seemed the biggest problem of NQC 2014 was the parking/traffic. It was a shame that Claude Hopper had to personally apologize to the crowd tonight on behalf of the NQC board. As with any new venue, I guarantee changes will be made for future events, but will the nightmares of this year keep folks away next year?
**Now to crown the best of the night:
Best single song performances (in order of appearance): (1) “He’s Leading The Way” – Sneed Family (2) “There Rose A Lamb” – Gold City (3) “Worthy The Lamb” – Keepers Of The Faith (4) “For All He’s Done” – Greater Vision (5) “Something’s Happening” – Hoppers (6) “I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy” – Old Paths (**Favorite song performance of the evening) (7) “I Rest My Case At The Cross” – Perrys (8) “The Healer Is Here” – Collingsworth Family (9) “Put It Right There” – LeFevre Quartet (10) “Holy Spirit Come” – Soul’d Out Quartet (11) “Homecoming Day” – Tribute Quartet
Best Set of the Night: I know they were already given best set earlier this week, but the Old Paths once again deserve that honor on closing night. Goodbye NQC 2014, see ya next year.