Today, a cd I bought off Adam Edwards on eBay arrived, the Perrys, Center Stage Live, from 1996.
This was the era of Mike Bowling and Nicole Watts, when the Perrys were still with Eddie Crook, and Crook’s fingerprints are all over the project stylistically: the driving country rhythms and often overbearing steel guitar; the […]
There is no single formula for success in southern gospel when it comes to new music, but in general, most new material that succeeds does so on the basis of how well it makes the listener think or feel. It’s the difference between the head and the heart.
Of course most good […]
On Thursday night, Tracy said they’d be making an announcement on Friday as to who their new piano player would be.
Troy Peach played on Thursday evening and did an admirable job. For those of you who don’t know, Troy has been driving the bus and helping Jared run the sound. In […]
Of all the new stuff out right now (and there’s a lot, doesn’t it seem?), I gotta say I’m most interested in the Perrys new album. If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, Daniel Mount may be from Pluto, at least judging by the astronomically outlandish way he’s prone to enthuse, gush, […]
We’ve now heard from Joseph Habedank’s friends and family that he is a nice guy. And all these people agree that I’m an ogre. But does anyone have anything to say besides “I like him, therefore I like his music”?
Commenter Payton offered the rare argument with support rebutting my critique of “He Forgot.” […]
So I’ve been wondering lately when the Perrys will be starting work on their next album. It will, after all, be the first with baritone Nick Trammel and erstwhile baritone Joseph Habedank in his new role as lead and as such will mark a kind of official move into The Next Phase (as in, after […]
Date: Saturday, January 6
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Setting: Riverdale High School auditorium (a nice venue, but waiting for the show to start I was struck by how ugly and sad-looking the typical gospel music stage is)
Occasion: Bill Bailey event, part of a package of concerts Bailey put on with these groups in Florida
Average age guesstimate: 62
I see Hope’s Cal signed with Daywind. Good for them, I guess. The few times I’ve seen them they’ve had their act together mostly, and they clearly know how to sing (even if the vocal histrionics are still a bit too often in play). But I would thought they’d signed with Wayne Haun and […]
With this review, I’m introducing a new way of rating albums. The method is pretty simple: take the number of songs on an album that you skip over after you’ve gotten to know the song selection well […]
The Perrys new album, Come Thirsty, will be previewed today from 3-5 p.m. CST on Solid Gospel stations or www.solidgospel.com. The Perrys evidently will also be on the air to describe the making of […]
This is more of an ambling free-association but hey .. it’s my site. Anyway, I had to spend some time in the car this evening and I took the Perrys, This is the Day album, along with. […]
The last few months have, obviously, involved a far reduced presence for me online. Mostly this has to do with so-called real-world work and the demands that the regular school year put on teachers. I should have […]
So the Perrys latest project, Remembering the Goodmans, is now available for a test drive at the Ps site - and it’s the full project, which is really nice to have access […]
The Perrys. “I Rest My Case At the Cross” (Changed Forever, Daywind, 2002).
Songs become lodged our lives and memories often because of serendipity. Sometimes by fortuitous happenstance, […]
Chuck Peters’ SG ShowPrep for djs recently reported that the Perrys bus was robbed: “Be on the lookout for a missing guitar. THE PERRYS say thieves broke into their bus and made off with several items,.. including […]
Living a Life of Love
Rather than a review, let’s call this a revisitation (though, I’m posting this in the reviews section as well). I’ve waited this long […]
I don’t have a lot to add to the discussion about the Dove awards over at sogo. Good to see so many sg nominations in different categories, especially […]
The latest Perrys newsletter (hat tip FK and DD) officially announces that David Sikes, formerly with the Crabbs and husband of Crabb bass player Lori Sikes, is now with the Perrys, running sound and doing some bus […]
So while I as putzing around the house a while ago, I decided to pop the Perrys’ Life of Love back in, and I caught the most amazing bass-guitar lick that somehow I had managed to miss […]