Concert Review: The Booth Brothers and Children Of The Promise (Marietta, GA)

by | Mar 17, 2018 | Concert Review

This concert was actually the first one I got to attend in 2018, but I had not taken the time to write up my thoughts on it. So, here goes!

This concert was held at the Elizabeth Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, and was promoted by Robert York.  He was the promoter for one of the first southern gospel concerts I attended at a church (Praise Tabernacle – Mercy’s Mark Quartet!).  Bobby has introduced me to such a variety of artists through the years and I want to take this opportunity to thank him so much!  He keeps saying that he’s going to slow down or even stop promoting, but he just can’t make himself quit and he continues to find new ways and venues to promote this music that we love.   

Opening the evening were Children of the Promise, who  pretty much exploded into the limelight when Gerald Wolfe introduced Eli Shaw singing “I Know a Man Who Can” with Greater Vision at Singing In The Sun in Myrtle Beach, but I can say, I knew and loved the group MUCH earlier than that since they are local to the greater Atlanta area. The group appears mostly with mom Nikki Barker Shaw and sons Eli and Jacob, although youngest son Isaac is also listed as a group member.  While Eli does get a lot of attention, these videos will certainly show that there is a lot of talent in the other group members as well!

Heaven Takes Care of It All

I Know My Lord’s Gonna Stand By Me  

The Other Side of Jordan 

There is a very good reason that the Booth Brothers keep getting so many fan awards. Their concerts are always full of great songs, excellent vocals, and ministry using humor and scripture. Even when they aren’t feeling 100% (as they weren’t during a concert at this same church last year), Michael and Ronnie Booth and Paul Lancaster give more than 100% to be sure to connect with and serve their audiences. They had a bit of a more casual look this year with no ties and with all of the guys sporting facial hair. They looked and sounded terrific! They sang several hymns from their latest Hymns Pure and Simple Vol. 3 CD, with the audience joining in on some of them. It was incredibly difficult to decide on just a few of the videos from this concert to post, but here are some that show the variety and excellence of the program:

Holy, Holy, Holy

Facts Are Facts – You can’t hear them, but audience members are singing pretty enthusiastically during the refrain of the song!

Moment of Grace

I Am the Word

I want to mention one of the features of the Booth Brothers website. They have a song search option that is wonderful. You can search by keyword or title and then you can link to the lyrics when you find one or more song titles. Just wow! I know that took some extra effort . I get many requests for song lyrics in the comments on my YouTube videos and I would LOVE to be able to be able to point to more artist websites where people can get the information they need.

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Diana Brantley

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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