Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Paul Harkey Joins Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Southern Gospel fans are already buzzing with word that a new bass singer is joining Ernie Haase and Signature Sound.
On blogs and online forums, it seems to be unanimous that while music lovers are sad to see Ian Owens move on to other opportunities, they are excited that Paul Harkey will be the newest member of EHSS -- and that opinion is shared by none other than Ian himself! Warm, funny Ian Owens took the time to call and to post a heartfelt congratulatory welcome on Paul's Facebook page, and that kind of support can only make the transition even more positive for the whole EHSS family. And since Paul Harkey calls George Younce one of his early influences -- especially George's rhythm, his phrasing, and his heart -- the young bass singer can’t help but feel right at home with Ernie Haase, son-in-law of the late great Cathedrals bass singer. According to Ernie, Paul Harkey "has a voice that fills up the room," and will bring "another level of excitement" to any live listening audience.
On the road since 2007, Paul Harkey has enjoyed singing and touring with respected groups like Crystal River, Anchormen, and The LeFevre Quartet. With a bachelor's degree in Church Music from Wayland Baptist University, this Texas native is well-prepared for a new adventure with Signature Sound. “I was called into ministry,” Paul said about his positive time serving as a church minister of music, but was encouraged to learn that singing on the road is “what I’m supposed to do,” and “lets me fulfill what God's will is for me.”
Paul, a self-described “regular guy” who loves hunting and fishing, has the support of his whole family as he joins Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. He and his wife Jennifer, and their daughter Cameron are also looking forward to meeting a new member of their family -- due in late April, 2013.
When the founder of Signature Sound contacted Paul Harkey to let him know that he'd been hired, Ernie Haase explained why Paul was a good match for the group: "Your voice and your talent will get you on the stage; the person you are off the stage will keep you on the stage." Without a doubt, all of the guys in EHSS share Ernie's confidence about the connection Paul Harkey is certain to make with the fans, and they are excited to invite everyone to experience a never-to-be-repeated event -- Paul's debut concert with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound in Elizabethtown, NC, on October 18, 2012.
The Cathedrals Live In Chicago
Pre-Sale Special Offer Available Now!!!
We launched this pre-sale just 6 days ago and, to say the least, the response from you the fans has been nothing short of incredible.
You had us all scrambling to keep up with the amount of traffic you generated on the site and were able to fire up a bunch of extra servers to get you all taken care of ... Thank you so much for the tremendous response!!!
This is a pretty special package of 2 CD's we've put together for you and we want as many people as possible to be able to take advantage of it ... here's what's in the special.
The Cathedrals Live In Chicago CD
Recorded at the famous Moody Memorial Church in 1996, StowTown Records has been granted the priviledge of being able to release this never before heard recording and we're thrilled to be able to offer it to you.
George Younce with EHSS CD
We pulled some old masters of George's recordings and added the Quartet sounds of EHSS in the background to bring together a very special recording.
BONUS : As long as we have them available we'll also throw in a poster of the last Cathedral Quartet studio picture they had taken ... we've only got a very limited supply of these and we'll keep giving them away with the 2 CD's until they're gone ...
This entire special is available for only $14.99 plus shipping and handling !!!!
This pre-sale special expires at midnight on November 5th so make sure you get your order in before both these CD's revert back to regular price.
EHSS is Coming to a Town/City Near You
We've got a number of great concerts planned between now and the end of 2012. Make plans today to come and enjoy a great evening together with us.
OCT 18, 2012 - Elizabethtown, NC
OCT 19, 2012 - Myrtle Beach, SC
OCT 20, 2012 - Lilburn, GA
OCT 21, 2012 - Woodstock, VA
OCT 25, 2012 - Toledo, OH
OCT 26, 2012 - Westerville, OH
OCT 27, 2012 - Nashville, TN
NOV 1, 2012 - Wichita, KS
NOV 2, 2012 - Springfield, MO
NOV 15, 2012 - Jacksonville, FL
NOV 16, 2012 - Winter Park, FL
NOV 17, 2012 - Pascagoula, MS
NOV 24, 2012 - Hartville, OH
NOV 30, 2012 - Cape May Court House, NJ
DEC 1, 2012 - Wheeling, WV
DEC 2, 2012 - Hamilton, OH
DEC 6, 2012 - Chatham, Ontario CANADA
DEC 7, 2012 - Wabash, IN
DEC 9, 2012 - Jim Thorpe, PA
DEC 13, 2012 - Lexington, SC
DEC 14, 2012 - Newburgh, IN
DEC 15, 2012 - Newburgh, IN
DEC 16, 2012 - Newark, OH
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