When Collaborations Matter
Something I’m looking quite forward to over Thanksgiving break is the collaboration of two of my all-time favorite artists in their respective genres. Country music icon Vince Gill is teamed with Sting for a CMT Crossroads event. You can check out a clip of “If I Ever Lose My Faith” here. Pure genius.
—– Something I wish I could be in attendance for: Kyle Boering stated on facebook last week, “The ConnXions Praise Band will be doing songs this week by Maranatha, the Newsboys, Third Day, and….The Kingsmen”. Go bug him about having a video camera handy. Oh, well iPhones do that now. Regardless, I like the versatility.
—– Word on the street is concert attendance is down the few months. Not surprising, but the recent West Coast trips by the Booths, Triumphant, L5, Hoppers, and others aren’t pulling out the fans they’ve been pulling out. IMC Concerts seems to be contributing this to the economy. I don’t think that’s the only reason. This is usually the time things start picking up as Christmas approaches. What’s better than a day of shopping for friends and loved ones, and relaxing to a nice Sogo concert with harmony, hair pieces, and the same old jokes you’ve been hearing since 1976? Nothing. Groups will be doing portions of their Christmas music. If someone is close, check them out.
—– Electric Mayhem is back. I’ve always been a big fan of their music. Historically, their work with John Denver was ahead of its time. This Thanksgiving, I’ll be checking out their latest flick.
By the way, the Gardener is back. Here’s a group we don’t hear much from, Palmetto State Quartet.