September 13, 2011 1 Comment
Once again, the NQC train is passing me by. However, I was able to catch a couple of hours of the broadcast via enLighten. Those of you who follow the blog on Twitter will notice I was doing some tweeting as I was listening. I will attempt to continue to do so the rest of the week, though most likely not Wednesday or Thursday (church and my son’s soccer practice, respectively). If you’d like to follow along, you can get to the blog’s Twitter page here.
Of the limited sets I heard last night, the highlight was definitely the Perrys, and specifically Tracy Stuffle singing “Plan Of Salvation.” What a touching tribute to Tracy’s hero, George Younce, and Tracy more than held his own singing George’s bass lead. I’m glad I was able to hear it.
The next best set I heard was the New Gospel Singing Caravan. You can really tell those groups are having fun on stage doing their set, and they were joined in a surprise appearance by the Nelons. My wife made the statement while we were listening to their set that the Caravan CD was probably her favorite of the CDs I’ve forced her to listen to while I was reviewing them.
Greater Vision had some sound issues, at least over the radio feed, but once they got them done they turned in a very credible set, with one outstanding performance: Chris Allman singing “I Know A Man Who Can.” Chris has made that song his own and he absolutely nails it.
Highlights that I didn’t hear personally, but have noticed on Twitter include Karen Peck and New River singing “On The Banks Of The Promised Land” and Karen’s version of “The Star Spangled Banner”, Gold City’s set overall and debuting a new song “Peter, James, and John”, and the sets of the Collingsworth Family (again, they were the major buzzworthy artist last year as well) and Brian Free and Assurance.
That’s about it for day 1. Follow along on Twitter tonight, I’ll do my best to post some more comments.