The Minister's Quartet Email Update for w/e 2/23/13
It has been quite a while since I last updated you about TMQ, so there is alot to tell you!
First, let's update our personnel!!
Brad Scott, who filled in for Larry Lambert when Larry experienced throat nodules last summer in Oklahoma, tendered his resignation effective December 31st, 2012. We accepted Brad's resignation, but asked him to stay until a replacement at tenor was found. Brad DID join us in Waldron, Indiana on January 12, 2013, as we had not found our replacement at that time.
Well, the tenor position has been filled!! We are pleased to announce that 27 year old Anthony Clough (pronounced Cluff), from New Castle, Indiana, has accepted our offer to sing tenor effective immediately. Anthony auditioned about 2 weeks ago and made his debut with us this past Sunday in Mier, Indiana at the Mier Community Church. Anthony is a very talented singer, and his tenor range is second to none! We are excited for you to hear him!
So, the present lineup on stage for The Minister's Quartet will be: Anthony Clough, tenor, Ken Frost, lead, Jerry 'JT' Tinkle, baritone, and Ron Pence, bass. Larry Lambert continues on with us as equipment manager, product manager, and occasional tenor singer and will continue to travel with us to most of our dates.
Next, I would like to fill you in on some news from the world of southern gospel music. Our current radio release, "Because He Loves Me", wWritten by former member Danny Burr, now sits at number 7 on WDFB radio stations top 35 chart!! We thank God for the progress up the chart this song has made, and are extremely excited to see what God has done with this song!!
Which brings us to the next bit of news!
The Minister's Quartet would like to announce that a recording session with our record company, Chapel Valley Studio, has been set for May 22nd and 23rd in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee. On those two dates we will be laying the music trax for our next Chapel Valley release, tentatively set to coincide with the National Quartet Convention in September. We already know that two songs written by current member Ken Frost, will appear on that project, along with some songs we are currently learning to comprise the rest of the musical lineup on the new project.
And finally, I would like to tell you that while we have been a little dormant lately, we are dormant no longer!! As previously mentioned, thus far in 2013 we have had just 2 gigs. January 12th we sang at Waldron, Indiana's United Methodist Church. Pastor Bill Clark has been wonderful to us everytime we have ever been there. He has now accepted a pastorate in Renssalear, Indiana and has moved on from Waldron.
And this past Sunday we sang at Mier Community Church, just 2 miles up the road from JT's house!!
Next up, schedule-wise, is a trip to the Wisonsin area. We will be in Wintrop Harbor, Illinois (which is just 5 miles from the Wisconsin border) on March 30th for a 7pm sing, and then on Sunday morning (Easter Sunday) we will be in Racine, Wisconsin! This will be our very first appearance in Wisconsin, so all you Badgers come see us!!
With our new set lineup we all feel this may be the most talented group to ever take the stage as The Minister's Quartet. We want to get the message of God's love and plan of salvation to as many people as possible in 2013 and we need your help.
If you know any contact numbers, names, or places that would like to have TMQ in 2013, please pass that information along to us. We are talking fairs, festivals, churches, special events, birthday parties, etc. where you think that our brand of music might fit in. We need names of contacts, phone numbers, email addresses, etc that we can call or write to.
We would like to see our calendar completely filled, so would you help us?
Until next time,
Keep looking up as you bow down to pray!
God bless each and every one of you.
Larry,Anthony, Ken, JT, and Ron
The Minister's Quartet