Southern Gospel In A Weak Economy

Nearly all of us have felt the strain of the recent economic downturn and recession.  The SG industry is no exception.  We’ve seen groups cut back (or cut out) bands, cut back on dates, and seen groups have to come off the road due to the economy.  One thing that seemingly hadn’t been affected is the big shiny buses going up and down the highways.  That may be about to change.  Danny Jones has a very interesting blog post up at the Singing News site.  Apparently people in the industry are really looking hard at moving to these Sprinter vans.  Could the days of the Prevosts and Silver Eagles be numbered?  As a serious question, are there hybrid models of typical quartet buses?  If so, have groups started looking at them as well?  I drive a hybrid car, and get well over 40 miles per gallon in it.  I would think that a hybrid bus could pose some significant savings in fuel costs.

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About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

2 Responses to Southern Gospel In A Weak Economy

  1. Adam Edwards says:

    A hybrid bus would be cool……IF it had enough power to move the bus and all of the equipment. The mountains where I live are tough on conventional combustion engines, but hopefully advances will be made to give more power to hybrid engines.

  2. Marlin says:

    The Lord does provide … and if He hadn’t provided enLighten as an outlet for Southern Gospel recordings and to allow this music to be heard throughout North America, it’s fair to say that any number of the groups would have to had given up traveling, especially by bus, before this.

    I rejoice that we are able to be here and that I am privileged to play a role in bringing this great music to the tens of thousands who love listening to it!

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