Here’s an interesting idea: Daniel Mount has launched sgconcerts.com, which posts concert reports from half a dozen or so contributors from around the country. As David Bruce Murray notes, this will be a definite bookmark for anyone who enjoys live concerts “vicariously.”
For my part, the site turned out to be more interesting in theory than practice. I found most of the reports that are up so far rather like reading transcripts of C-SPAN broadcasts, with intermittent bursts of what Cosmo Kramer might call “unbridled enthusiasm.” The music we heard that night was outstanding, one report concludes, but it doesn’t really matter which one. This is more or less the conclusion of pretty much every report.
Still and all, it’s worth skimming if only to get a sense of where in the world gospel music is attracting a crowd of any kind these days (note to Daniel: would be great if all headlines, and not just some, included the city and state of the concert location). And too, occasionally you’ll stumble on something like this:
By my sister’s count, during the concert, Wolfe, Griffin, and Waldroup tapped their feet 1,597 times.
That’s gold, Jerry. … Gold!Email this Post