The July 1994 Issue Featuring Steven Curtis Chapman Is Now Available Online

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Oct 272016
 

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The July 1994 issue featuring Steven Curtis Chapman is now available online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=65 or you may click any of the menu below:
Cover Story


Allen Howie

Features


Wally Stewart


Paul Moffett

Columns


Berk Bryant


Jim Galipeau


Jan Winders


Paul Moffett


Henry C. Mayer


Keith Clements


Todd Hildreth


Darrell Elmore


Duncan Barlow


Alan Rhody

CD Reviews



Kevin Gibson


Kory Wilcoxson


Kory Wilcoxson


Allen Howie


John Goodin


Kory Wilcoxson


Mark Clark


Allen Howie


Kory Wilcoxson


Mark Clark


Kevin Gibson


Allen Howie


Kevin Gibson


Bob Bahr

Performance Reviews


Paul Moffett


Michael Campbell


Todd Hildreth


Jean Metcalfe


Life Of The Party


Mike Swayze


John Goodin


Allen Howie


William Brents


Jean-Marie Ebel

Interviews


Bob Bahr


Paul Moffett


Paul Moffett

Calendar


Bob Bahr

Preview


Jean Metcalfe

Photos


Letha Marshall

LASC


Jean Metcalfe


Jean Metcalfe

Larnelle Harris, My Morning Jacket Recipients of 2014 Governor s Awards in the Arts

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Jul 092014
 

Danville’s most famous gospel singer, songerwriter and producer Larnelle Harris and Louisville’s My Morning Jacket have been named as recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Awards in the Arts. The awards will be presented at a public ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in October during National Arts and Humanities Month, according to the Kentucky Arts Council.

From the press release:
“Danville native and Louisville resident Larnelle Harris has achieved broad acclaim and won multiple awards during his 30-year career in gospel music, both as a singer and composer. Throughout his career, Larnelle has written numerous songs and recorded 18 award-winning albums. He has been honored with five Grammy Awards and 11 Dove Awards. Larnelle is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and is in the Western Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. He will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame this year.”

“My Morning Jacket is considered one of the top live rock acts in the world and can claim a discography with a depth of artistry that rivals many in the great American lexicon of popular music. Their music combines experimentalism, heartfelt emotion and unforgettable songs. Their collective interplay is rooted in a decade of friendship and music making forged in their hometown of Louisville. From their early days playing clubs, parties and community centers in Louisville, to recording their first three albums in Shelbyville, My Morning Jacket has brought much acclaim to their home state during the last decade. The members of My Morning Jacket are Jim James, Tom Blankenship, Patrick Hallahan, Bo Koster and Carl Broemel.”

Preview: Million Dollar Quartet

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Feb 102013
 

In case you’ve been hiding in a cave or on an extended Caribbean vacation, the musical based on a single mid-Fifties jam session is soon to open at the Kentucky Center. That would be “Million Dollar Quartet,” the four guys who got together at Sun Studios on Tuesday, December 4, 1956 and jammed some. Because it was Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, engineer Cowboy Jack Clements decided he should turn on the recording equipment. That’s the story, anyway. Michael Jester at Louisville.com has a bit more on it.

The Passing Of Gospel Music Artist Donald L. Watkins

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Nov 122012
 

Donald Watkins
I have often said that one of the more interesting things about music in Louisville is the wide variety of styles and genres coming from here, often under the radar of most regular citizens and artists alike. Case in point: Gospel music and for today, Donald L. Watkins, 58, who died on November 4. The obituary referenced his Gospel music connections, but in no great detail. One of my tasks as the editor of Louisville Music News is to find and note those passings and when I got to Donald L. Watkins, I thought to do a bit of research. The obit had noted that he was a writer, promoter and recording artist and so it was so and more. I found this bit of biography on his CDBaby page:
He later was one of the original organizing members of Bobby Jones & New Life Singers. He was instrumental in the organization of the Fisk Gospel Choir and served a long stint as Nashville Chapter Representative for Gospel Music Workshop of America. In the late 1980’s and early 90’s Donald Watkins was one of the premier gospel music artists in the world after having recorded with GOSPEARL Records the hit album “He Got Up” and his sophomore project “When Jesus Comes For Me.” He was tapped by the Benson Group to head the Black Gospel Music Division to which he with the help of Gentry McCreary , Butch McGhee signed Richard Smallwood and the Smallwood Singers, Thomas Whitfield, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Don Degrate Delegation, & Keith Pringle….On March 27th Donald recorded his new project entitled Just Ask at the Rock Cosmopolitan Church Louisville, Ky, with special guest Evangelist Esther Smith and Bobby Jones. The project is being produced by Rodney McBride. With such writers as Milton Turner Lisha Turner & Ardelia Fields.”

Watkins had given up his Gospel music career to return to Louisville to care for his ailing mother, which he did until she passed away earlier in this decade, and apparently, had begun to work again, although there is not much after the 2003 CD Just Ask. He was working with Louisville pastor and Gospel Music label God Is Alive Music Group owner Milton Turner.

While the secular music scene here in town doesn’t much cotton to Gospel music, particularly Black Gospel music, it should be noted that nonetheless, it is a part of the music culture of Louisville and, I suspect, a vibrant one and, accordingly, we should pay more attention to it and report notable events, including the passing of Donald L. Watkins, singer and writer.

Dailey And Vincent Meet N Greet At Cracker Barrel

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Jan 172012
 

Dailey & Vincent

Bluegrass veterans and IBMA Award winners Dailey & Vincent will be at the the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at 2701 Crittenden Dr, Louisville 40209 on January 28, from noon to 1 p.m. They’re promoting their new CD, The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, which is their first-ever all-gospel record. They’ll be talking to fans and signing autographs (and selling a few CDs, too, no doubt.) Don’t be late. The duo will play a show at the Paul W. Ogle Center at IUS later that evening.

Louisville’s Biggest Annual Music Event Begins

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Sep 112011
 

The National Quartet Convention, which brings over 40,000 people into town for a week, kicks off today. If Southern Gospel is your music, then this is your week, with free events of all sorts going on at Freedom Hall. Sheldon Shafer at the C-J has a feature story.

Sep 102011
 

Everybody’s been all over the documentary “Brick And Mortar And Love,” which is all about ear X-tacy Records. The We Listen For You Blog has some commentary about it, as does Backseat Sandbar. Here’s the trailer:


Shake Anderson: Medicine: Live At The Black Academy of Arts & Letters Reaches 66 On Gospel Chart

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Aug 292011
 

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Sam “Shake” Anderson, bassist, songwriter, singer, and Louisville native now living the Dallas area, sent word that the gospel CD which he mostly wrote or co-wrote, Medicine: Live At The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, has reached No. 66 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. Louisville music fans will recall Shake from his days with Lovesauce and Soulbones, although he has given up secular songwriting for gospel. Check out this review of the CD. Stay tuned for more updates.