Saturday, July 24, 2010
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Visit Ben Speer's Stamps Baxter School of Music
NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 23, 2010)—Ernie Haase & Signature Sound performed on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Ben Speer's Stamps Baxter School of Music in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The evening was especially poignant for Ernie Haase. “I've got a picture on my wall of an 18 year old George Younce attending the Stamps Baxter School of Music. To be here 50 years later is very special to us. As I looked out on the audience of students, I wondered to myself who the next George Younce will be. We loved being with Ben Speer and everyone at Stamps Baxter School of Music. Ben Speer has done an amazing job carrying on the legacy and excellence at the school."
"That's the way a quartet is supposed to sound!" Ben said to the students immediately following the concert. Later, he commented: "I was delighted to see how Ernie connected with the audience of students, inspiring the next generation of musicians.”
On Saturday, July 24, 2010, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will present a Concert Tribute to The Cathedrals Quartet. The evening will be hosted by Bill Gaither and will feature Ernie Haase & Signature Sound singing the best-loved songs from The Cathedrals’ legendary repertoire of quartet standards. With their own unique style, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will honor their quartet heritage while breathing new energy into gospel hits that have been favorites for decades. Although the show is sold out, the magic will be captured on DVD and CD to be released by Gaither Music Group on October 26, 2010.
About Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Combining 21st century ideas with the timeless quality of great quartets from the 1950s, Grammy-nominated Ernie Haase & Signature Sound has broken the traditional mold of gospel quartets. Their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News with groundbreaking originality has blazed a trail that will go down in gospel music history.
The group's founder and leader, Ernie Haase, was a long-time member of the Cathedral Quartet, headed by the late George Younce. Ernie's roots are deeply planted in the rich legacy of music that is both meaningful and thoroughly entertaining. After the Cathedrals bid farewell to their five-decade run in the music industry, Ernie's passion for gospel music led him to a new beginning.
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound's success continues with each new release, but perhaps their most rewarding achievement is the new generation of gospel music lovers emerging across the globe. The group's contagious energy spreads through entertaining performances packed with truth and overflowing with a joyful spirit of gratitude... bringing listeners around the world their refreshing approach to gospel classics and new material that is uniquely Signature Sound.
About Ben Speer's Stamps Baxter School of Music
The Stamps-Baxter School of Music is a continuation of the tradition begun by J .R. Baxter Jr. and V. O. Stamps soon after they formed the Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Company in the mid 1920’s. The music schools held or sponsored by Stamps-Baxter until the mid 1950s provided training in various aspects of music. The desire to educate and train competent gospel musicians prompted Ben Speer to resume the tradition of the Stamps-Baxter School in 1988. The reputation of this school continues to attract students of all ages from all over the United States as well as from other countries of the world.