From our promo for this concert:
Called Out, based out of Greenville, has been performing Southern gospel for over ten years. Sunday’s free-at-3:00 concert is their first at Fountain General Store and it marks the first appearance there by a Southern gospel group.
“Bluegrass and bluegrass gospel have always been our most popular styles to present,” said Albright, whose uncles in Alamance County performed Southern gospel as the Albright Brothers for many years. “I know a lot of folks around here love Southern gospel, too, and we hope to be bringing more of this style of music to town.”
Southern gospel is characterized by its strong vocals, tight harmonies and spare instrumentation. Many groups perform acapella, or with only a piano accompaniment.
Called Out’s motto is “sharing God’s message through song.” Original member Randy Everette, from Falkland, sings lead. He attends Beacon Free Will Baptist Church in Farmville. Michael Pollard, of Belvoir, sings bass; he attends Hickory Grove FWB Church. The husband-wife duo of Jay and Gina Tripp, from Greenville, sing baritone and soprano respectively; they attend King’s Crossroads FWB Church.
Called Out’s April 15 free concert begins at 3:00 p.m.
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