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Archive for June 25th, 2012

New Kingsmen Clip

June 25, 2012 By: Aaron Category: SG Artists, SG Music, The Kingsmen, Youtube

It was posted on Facebook today that The Kingsmen were at Crossroads Studios working on their next release. One of the songs was “Oh What A Savior,” and apparently, new tenor Chris Jenkins nailed it. No studio videos have surfaced yet, but here’s a concert video of that same song from last week. (Trust me, even though everybody and their brother has done this song, it’s worth it):

Update: Just as Daniel Mount promised in the comments, studio videos are surfacing. Here’s “Without Jesus,” showing off a smoother side of the Kingsmen. You may remember that song from The Kingsmen’s Proven Time and Time Again project, released with the Jerry Martin, Bryan Hutson, Parker Jonathan, and Ray Dean Reese vocal lineup:

Youtube Spotlight: Freedom

June 25, 2012 By: Aaron Category: Concert Reviews, Freedom, SG Artists, SG Music, Youtube

This past Friday night, I headed over to Wirtz, VA to hear Freedom sing at Halesford Baptist Church. The church hosts several concerts each year, and I’ve never been disappointed with the quality of the groups that are brought in. This concert was no exception. This relatively new trio features tenor John Rulapaugh, lead Josh Garner, and baritone Tyler Vestal. Here are some videos that I took during the concert: