Post-hiatus round up
Some stuff I’ve missed recently that’s worth noting but that doesn’t warrant a post of its own.
- How do you know that EHSSQ sees themselves as pretty distinct from Gaither these days (and vice versa): they’re doing the TBN spiritual fleamarket circuit. Meanwhile, SSQ’s Cats Tribute recording is out.
- Shocking news: The Crabb Family is reuniting for a concert you don’t want to miss … until the next time they reunite. Crikey. In a few years, they’re going to have been reuniting longer than they were together in the first place.
- Via Daniel Mount, this bit of patriogospel hackery has been making the rounds this week, just in time for the Midterms. Rather than “God Is Still in America,” a more accurate title might have been “Sarah Palin is Still on the Loose” but I quibble. We better get used to this kind of stuff. I suspect we’ll be hearing it a lot more of it over the next two years, all the way through til the 2012 Rally to Restore Teabagistan at NQC.
- Via reader SM, start hanging on to those things we call “albums.” They’re fast going the way of dinosaurs.
- And while we’re on the topic of stuff going on in the wider world of American music that sort of relates to sg: via NG, there’s this bit of weirdness from Orlando, where a “Reunion” concert of country and southern gospel acts scheduled for a few weeks ago was abruptly canceled after several acts pulled out. More here and here.
- Taranda Greene is doing solo dates for now in the wake of her husband’s death, which I hope means more of the interesting collaborations she’s doing with Brooklyn Tab and not a prescription for descending into really great karaoke obscurity. One need only look at someone like Joyce Martin to see what can befall the fantabulously talented female vocalist who goes adrift without a group identity.
- David Bruce Murray does some interesting math regarding regional group finances and comes up with something around $800 as the minimum take for a quartet traveling 300 miles round trip for a gig.
- And btw, here’s the key to the future of southern gospel. It’s just that simple, evidently. I thought you should know.
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