NQC 2016: Tuesday Evening

NQC 2016: Tuesday Evening

Random thoughts…
I had a nice chat with MusicScribe’s own Phil Boles. I should give a word of warning, though. He’s getting used to driving on the right of the yellow line while here in the states.

I also spoke with Randy Shelnut Jr., Lauren Talley, Danny Jones, Dean Adkins, Nancy Carollo, Chris Roberts, and a few more folks. I even ran into the Eubanks Family from Rutherford County where I live.

I heard performances by Freedom Quartet, the Littles, the Down East Boys, Primitive Quartet, a bit of Mark Bishop’s set, the Jim Brady Trio, Kingdom Heirs, Perrys, Triumphant, Booth Brothers, and the Collingsworth Family. Overall, I thought the line-up on Monday night was a bit stronger, but Tuesday had a few memorable moments as well.

I was impressed by The Littles, a father-mother-daughter trio from North Carolina. Although they covered a Martins arrangement rather than creating their own, they pulled it off nicely.

The Kingdom Heirs, Perrys, and Triumphant all had strong sets.

Near the end of the evening, the Booth Brothers and Collingsworth Family shared the stage for a little over an hour. They did one song together at the beginning of the hour, another in the middle, and one more at the end. Almost every song drew a rousing standing ovation from the audience.

Here are some photos from Tuesday evening. (A few folks have asked why the images on the screens are reversed in these photos. What you’re seeing the back side of a rear projection screen. The image is correct for the people sitting on the other side of the venue, but it does make some photos look a bit odd when you’re sitting closer.)

David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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