- How good is it to see Pat Barker on the stage again? I didn’t realize he was doing the Cathedral reunion concerts. The closing performance of “We Shall See Jesus” was stellar!
- The Perrys performed a new song tonight that has future hit written all over it; “Keep On”. Their set seemed fairly short overall, with only three songs.
- One of the best family groups touring right now has got to be the Nelons. Their harmony is phenomenal and I have already said it many times, but Amber Thompson is the best there is!
- Thank you Mark Bishop for one of the most quirky, awkwardly awesome sets of music I have ever seen performed on the NQC stage. Performing with his daughters and other band members, known as Forget The Sea, the style presented was reminiscent of folk/rock group, Of Monsters And Men. I look forward to listening to the album when it releases in January.
- I never tire of hearing Brian Lester perform, “He Didn’t Throw The Clay Away”. The Lesters heritage is the longest in Southern Gospel music.
- Another Southern Gospel legend, Ray Dean Reese of the Kingsmen is still hitting those low notes for the group. Working on 50 years performing with the same group. Awesome.
- After a fast paced, muddled start to their set, the Inspirations closed with a nice acappella version of Squire Parsons classic, “Beulah Land”.
- Overall, the program once again moved along with very little down time in between artists.
- “The Love Of God” has already been performed by three different groups this week and it is only night three.
- One of the many things the audience receives when watching/listening via webcast is every poorly sung note. The amount of singers who were off pitch, flat and just had a train wreck of a long drawn out song ending were too many to count. But, live performances are not supposed to be vocally perfect.
**Now to crown the best of the night:
Best single song performances (in order of appearance): (1) “Keep On” – Perrys (2) “Loving The Lamb” – Mark Trammell Quartet (3) “Then Came The Morning” – Nelons (4) “He Didn’t Throw The Clay Away” – Lesters (5) “Baptize Me” – Mark Bishop & Forget The Sea (6) “As We Speak” – Greater Vision (7) “I’ve Never Seen The Righteous Forsaken” – Kingsmen (8) “It Matters To The Master” – Collingsworth Family (9) “We Shall See Jesus” – Cathedral Reunion (**Favorite song performance of the evening)
Best Set of the Night: Like last night, another strong closing. Best set goes to the Cathedral Reunion segment.