I just received an email questioning whether “all Southern Gospel bloggers” are “afraid to touch the topic” of Brandon Barry’s departure from the LeFevre Quartet in light of the controversy at Doug Harrison’s blog.
This came completely out of the blue to me. I had no idea Barry was gone or that there was a controversy surrounding his departure. With some of Harrison’s blog posts generating hundred of comments including some that run several hundred words, I don’t take the time to read all of them. My neglect in mentioning this story (and I suspect other bloggers would agree) is at least partly due to the fact that I didn’t know anything about it.
I use the word “partly,” because I don’t generally report every time a group changes members anyway. Did I write about Glenn Dustin leaving Legacy Five, for example? No, because reports of group members coming and going are typically reported ad nauseum on other blogs.
It certainly has nothing to do with being “afraid to touch the topic,” and I’m writing this still in the dark about what the controversy might be. I’m sure someone will let me know.
The email I received didn’t indicate what the controversy might be, but did say Mike LeFevre had been contacted to verify that Barry is out and the LeFevre Quartet is seeking a replacement. I checked the Bios section at the LeFevre Quartet website. There’s no longer a bio for Barry, so that supports the report that he is out, even though they haven’t issued a statement that I can find regarding their search for another bass singer.