Memphis Quartet Show 2016 – Thursday events

Memphis Quartet Show 2016 – Thursday events

Thursday’s events include a matinee feature and this year the artist appearing was the Second Half Quartet, which includes Chris Allman, Rodney Griffin, Mark Trammell, Pat Barker, and pianist/emcee Gerald Wolfe.   They performed several favorite Cathedral’s songs and some other older songs with just piano from Gerald and bass guitar from Mark.   Here are a few videos from the concert.   (As a warning, I sat in a different seat for this concert and had more background noise around me and people walking in front of me, so I hope you tune those things out and enjoy the singing and playing!)

Thursday evening’s concert included some more great artists including another artist appearing for the first time.   Here’s the artist roster and just a few comments and videos.

The Down East Boys – This group has appeared before but they had a couple of position changes since I had seen them.  Their members are now Ricky Carden, Daryl Paschal, Steve Lixie, and Rick Walls.    Here they are singing Song of the Ransomed and One Way, One Name, One Door.

Anchormen – This was the Anchormen’s first appearance at MQS and I was glad to be able to see the new lineup with Chris Jenkins, Phillip Hughes, and Will Lane who have all joined Terry Carter since I last saw them.   Here are Come On In and Borrowed and Barely Used Tomb.

Dixie Echoes – The Dixie Echoes are co-hosts of the Memphis Quartet Show and have a lot of extra work behind the scenes in addition to singing on two nights of the show.  New tenor Stephen Adair has settled in quite nicely with Randy Sr and Jr and little bass Chandler Johnson.  Here they are singing a updated arrangement of  Bye and Bye.

Soul’d Out – This was a return visit to the Show for this group, who was very popular with the audience last year.  Here are two updated hymn arrangements they performed for us:  Victory in Jesus and No, Not One.

Primitive Quartet – These musicians are pretty impressive and they have great songs with wonderful messages.  I believe their members are Reagan, Larry, and Michael Riddle, Randy Fox and Jeff Tolbert.  I’ve chosen I’m No Longer an Orphan to feature here.

Mark Trammell Quartet – This was quite possibly the best set I have ever heard from the Mark Trammell Quartet!  Their set included How Long Has It Been, Ransomed and Redeemed, Don’t Stop Running, God’s Been Faithful, When the King Comes to Claim His Throne, and The King Is Coming.  I may be able to post a video or two later!

Please stay tuned!!  I’ll try to get the final two days’ activity posted as soon as I can.

Diana Brantley

Diana is from the Atlanta, Georgia area and is a relatively recent southern gospel fan, having started listening avidly about 15 years ago. With easy access to eastern Alabama, southeastern Tennessee and north and central Georgia, Diana attends as many concerts as her schedule allows to see a wide variety of artists.

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