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NQC 2011 Is Here- Quick Monday Night Highlights

NQC kicked off last night I didn’t attend but I did watch online off and on. Highlights are below.

  • The Perrys- They had one of the best sets of the night. Tracy’s emotional set up of “Plan Of Salvation” was a tear jerker moment for sure. They closed with the ever popular “If You Knew Him”
  • The Collingsworths- Their rendition of “At Calvary” may be one of the best of an older hymn by any group I have heard. Their performance of it last night was stellar and brought the tired crowd to their feet in delight. Kim also had a highlight moment playing “Joshua Fit De Battle”.
  • Chris Allman on “I Know A Man Who Can” was absolute GOLD.
  • Gold City- They get mentioned here mostly because they rolled out a new song “Peter James, And John”. Which will be on their long anticipated upcoming album. The song itself is well written(Dianne Wilkinson)and was very nicely performed last night by Gold City. Also Craig West turned in a nice vocal on “Where Is God?”

Some issues I had last night were:

  • The sound (what else) but the first night is usually rough sound-wise.
  • The showcase groups; if NQC can justify cutting groups like “Liberty Quartet” “The Ball Brothers” and “The Dixie Melody Boys” among others. How in the world do they justify including regional groups from the showcases even if it was for only one song. Let some of those others get those slots IMO. I will say though that Freedom (Josh Garner, John Rulapaugh’s group) sounded just as good as some of the headliners.
  • The sound…  (had to mention that again)

For a more extensive look at last night go read Daniel Mounts report.

For the rest of the week  I will be providing more extensive  highlight reviews of the night concerts, and some of the big showcases. As I will be there in person.  If you happen to make it in person below is my NQC shopping list of CD’s that I highly recommend that you buy while you are there.

  • Legacy Five- A Wonderful Life
  • The Collingsworth Family- Part Of The Family
  • The Booth Brothers- Let It Be Known
  • The Kingsmen- Grace Says
  • Greater Vision-The Only Way
  • Libbi Perry Stuffle-Journey
  • The Bowlings- Feels Like Sunday
  • Promise- Self Titled Project
  • Charlotte Ritchie- Windows In The World
  • Dixie Melody Boys- The Call Is Still The Same
  • Squire Parsons Tribute CD.

Now those listed above are not the only CD’s you might be interested in picking up at NQC; but those are some that I highly recommend.

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  1. September 13, 2011 at 1:43 -05:00Sep

    Thanks for the mention! I would have to agree – Freedom is a mainstage-quality group, and it’s just a matter of time (and persistence through these troubled economic times) before they earn their own slot!

    Josh and John have both spent over a decade with top-tier groups, so all they need is that breakthrough song (and the right team to get that song to break through, which I hope Homeland can do for them, even though no artists with this iteration of Homeland have broken through!)

    • Nate Stainbrook
      September 14, 2011 at 1:43 -05:00Sep

      Your welcome!

      I would love to see a bigger label scoop them (Freedom) up and send them to new heights! 🙂

  2. September 13, 2011 at 1:43 -05:00Sep

    Some of the showcase groups really shouldn’t have been there (though it is a nice idea to give them what must be a chance of a lifetime). Freedom did stand out in a big way. When John started in singing, I was like “Woah! John! Love it!” I’m completely with you that they deserve more mainstage time.

    • Nate Stainbrook
      September 14, 2011 at 1:43 -05:00Sep

      A lot of things are nice ideas; but that does not mean they should be acted upon! 🙂

  3. quartet-man
    September 13, 2011 at 1:43 -05:00Sep

    Nice report and all, but how was the sound?

    • Nate Stainbrook
      September 14, 2011 at 1:43 -05:00Sep

      Ummmm It was actually better tonight thanks for asking LOL 🙂

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