So you’ve no doubt seen that the Crabb Family is back together again, sort of (h/t, DY). A reader writes of this latest reunion gambit, “I can’t get excited about them getting back together cause seems like every year they are at it again. It’s really like they never went away.” Precisely. How can we […]
Thanks to reader RK for first alerting me this a.m. to Justin Ellis’s departure as the all-purpose keyboard player for several of the various Crabb family spin-offs out there. This comment suggests he going to work for John Hagee, which makes sense since one of the Crabb twins and his wife signed on with Hagee […]
Well then, the news that Mike and Kelly Bowling have sent the third member of their group’s most recent incarnation packing, hired Terah Crabb Penhollow to fill out their trio, and (yet again) renamed themselves – this time, as The Bowling Family – has certainly created a lively conversation, hasn’t it?
I’ll explore some of […]
Our favorite (and maybe only?) Irish reader, Irishlad, mentioned a clip of the Crabb Family singing the old Hinsons classic “I Could Still Go Free” and so I went and tracked it down. Take a look (the embed feature has been disabled, but it’s worth clicking through to).
I remember this moment vividly from NQC […]
So as you’ve probably seen, Jason Crabb signed with Spring Hill. Brandon Coomer (whose avfl welcome to the blogosphere is long overdue) makes some salient points about the signing. David Bruce Murray follows up here.
First, I’m not sure why anyone would sign with a label that has a website as badly out of […]
Via Daniel Mount, I see the Crabbs are staging a “reunion” at NQC. Huh? The engines on their buses haven’t even had time to cool down since the family’s “retirement” and we’re already having a reunion? This seems like a fine example of taking a good idea, running it into the ground, and breaking it […]
Perhaps the approach of the Crabb Family’s final concert has seeped into my subconscious because even though I haven’t been consciously thinking that much about it lately (in fact, hadn’t thought about it in months until I read this), I woke up this morning with “He Came Looking for Me” running through my head. […]
Too much A lot has been said about Gerald Crabb ebaying a Singing News #1 plaque for “Don’t You Wanna Go.” I was mostly content to let people talk themselves through this one — until I read a comment that suggested gospel songwriters who don’t hang on to every last piece of hardware their best […]
Here’s what Gerald Crabb has to say about the ebaying of Crabb memorabillia:
Why would Gerald put a # 1 plaque on Ebay ?
First, because I live in America and in America after you have reached the age of twenty one you have rights. One of those rights is putting items on Ebay if you are […]
Somebody (Gerald Crabb?*) is selling off a bit of the Crabb Family legacy before the farewell tour is even over (hat tip, JB). Ouch. Current bid: $2.25. Double ouch.
*The Ripley, MS, connection is the tip off that this is probably Crabb.
Because I know everyone (esp DA) just can’t wait to read more Crabb commentary, I’m posting this email from reader SM. Actually I’m posting because it serves as a nice counterweight to the last entry about the CF. Anyway, SM:
Just read your post on the concert review. Whatever syndrome or disease you’ve got on […]
For of those of you who can’t get enough tabloidtainment about the Harmony Awards, here and here you can find entertaining takes on the evening from two nominees seated in the, uhm, risk-free zone, so to speak.
Also, after looking at the photos of the McGruder/Crabb joint appearance, I wrote to a friend of mine […]
For those of you jonesin’ for some Crabb news, Daniel Mount (whose new blog I have failed to welcome to the wormhole until now … my apologies) has the round up here. Mount will also give you your “quibble with Avery” fix should that be one of your pasttimes (not that there’s anything wrong with […]
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Just last night I caught the Best of Lynda Randall on some local inspo channel around 330 in the morning and the camera panned past Jason Crabb and Kathy and Gerald in a recording from the early to mid 90s. They all looked as if they existed then in another […]
Is it possible the Crabbs’s exciting news is that they are calling it quits and Jason is hitting the road solo? I guess we’ll see. Even if they ain’t, it says something that that’s the prevailing speculation.
Update: Chuck Peters hears the same thing.
Later update: Yup, it’s official. Press release announces farewell … A year from […]
What’s up with the Crabb Family canceling the Blur the Lines tour after only a few showings with low-low-low attendance? I have no idea. But it does occur to moi that a tour pegged to challenging traditional Christian musical boundaries might have tried to do so outside a four- or five-state southern region. Never fear, […]
Via Martin Roth, a NRO article on the personalities and goals behind the concert that the Crabbs were part of in Morocco. (Roth also posts some of his […]
The image of the Crabb Family performing for thousands of Moroccans is genuinely a difficult one to conjure, and I was prepared to be skeptical of this whole Friendship Fest thing […]
April 23, 2006 12:09 PM [comments]Kathy and Steve’s Vegas Wedding
Sorry to disappoint you, but I don’t live close enough to Nasvhille to hear all the he-said-she-said so I […]
Two things, in re my “Last to Know” earlier today: One, LordSong appeared on the NQC mainstage two years ago (hat tip, TK). However, if I’m not mistaken (and I could […]
Looks like the Crabbs have a new marketing research poll in the field on their website (this new site redesign is full of those cursed frames, so I can’t […]
Location: Bonne Terre, Mo.
Setting: North County High School auditorium
Occasion: Leadbelt Pentecostal Church event
Average age guesstimate: 42 (!)
Opening acts: Two local church groups: Patterson Family (a mixed trio that had the baldfaced temerity to […]
So you may or may not have seen this photo bouncing around the message boards thanks to Chuck Peters curiosity slash fascination with it. The only thing interesting […]
Two quickish points by way of amplifying stuff I said last night (and thanks to readers who raised the points for/with me).1. One reader wrote to wonder how I squared my claim about the trend toward somewhat […]