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

The Dixie Echoes Hire The Utech Brothers

July 31, 2013 By: Aaron Category: SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music, The Dixie Echoes

At long last, the lineup is finalized for the Dixie Echoes after the departures of tenor Craig Thomas and bass Jordan James. Earlier this8m5e_bioimgmainalexandrew year, the group hired George Shelton, Jr. as tenor, but they have taken their time in hiring a new bass. Now, they have gotten a bass singer, along with a new musician and driver!

The Dixie Echoes are proud to announce the addition of Alex Utech, from Scottsboro, Al, as the bass singer for the quartet. In addition, Alex’ twin brother, Andrew, will also be a part of the group as a musician and driver. These young men are 20 years old, and are extremely talented. They have been singing sing the ageĀ of 8, and used to travel and sing with their grandfather, and were quite popular at the Grand Ol’ Gospel Reunion. Be sure to come and meet Alex and Andrew at a concert soon!

Alex Utech was a name I knew I’d heard before, so I took to Youtube for answers. As it turns out, he has filled in for Mike Holcomb with The Inspirations a few times. Here he is around 18:

And here he is again about three months ago:

The Dixie Echoes’ bass singer hires lately have been guys in their early twenties with loads of potential. I am excited to hear Alex as he settles in with the group, as well as hearing his brother add to the sound as a musician.