Aaron Swain's blog about Southern Gospel Music, News, and other items of interest in the SG world.

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Scott McDowell Update

November 13, 2007 By: Aaron Category: Brian Free And Assurance, Keith Plott, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music, The Dixie Echoes

Looks like it’s official. According to Keith Plott, comment #22 on Averyfineline’s blog post about it, Pepper’s officially off the road. He is going to college, and I wish him the best. May he either find his way back into BFA or another gospel group, because he’s an absolutely great pianist.

Hmm… maybe Roy Webb could fill in the vacant spot, or, should Mercy’s Mark disband (Heaven forbid!), Garry Jones could? Think of how far his musical genius and production skills would take Brian Free & Assurance!

On another note, Dallas Rogers has left the Dixie Echoes. God help them as they find a replacement…

The New BFA Album

June 29, 2007 By: Aaron Category: Brian Free And Assurance, Keith Plott, SG Artists, SG Music

The realm of SG news isn’t really producing much this week, so I thought I’d tell yall about something of interest…

Many people have probably been wondering what Brian Free & Assurance’s next project will sound like. After all, their It’s So God project (IMO their best project to date) was on the Progressive side of the SG spectrum.

Well, I might have your answer:

As mentioned in the last post, I went to a BFA concert and they did some songs from the upcoming project, Real Faith. From the sound of things, it’s gonna lean to the Progressive direction.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that’s bad. I’ll listen to both the Traditional and Progressive SG. If you’ve been listening to any SG radio stations recently, then no doubt you’ve heard their new single (released last Monday) called “Prayin’ Man.” That, my friends, is a taste of what the new album will sound like, at least the upbeat, fast songs. True to BFA style, though, there are some “big ballads” on this project. Couldn’t tell ya the names of the songs, though, but I can tell ya that if they are half as good on the CD as they sound live, then this album will be a HIT.

Look for the project to be released to Christian bookstores and other music stores in September. The guys should also have it at NQC this year.

www.brianfreeandassurance.com (The pics are outdated, since they show the bass as Keith Plott, who left to start a solo career earlier this year. With the release of Real Faith, the website should be updated.)