Gaither favorites to appear
Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:55 pm
The Messenger, July 15, 2010
The Isaacs, Gordon Mote and Buddy Greene, three artists regularly featured on the Gaither Tour and Video Series, will appear in concert Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah, Ky.
Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m., with prices beginning at $19, fees excluded. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (270) 450-4444 or going on-line at www.thecarsoncenter.org. Carson Center Box Office is located at 100 Kentucky Ave. in Paducah. Hours Monday-Friday are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Rev. Gregory Waldrop, pastor of Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church in Paducah, notes that this concert will not be just another concert: “Count on a spirited concert with many musical highlights and surprises.”
The concert is being presented by Fountain Avenue UMC.
As a Grammy nominated and Dove Award-winning gospel family group, The Isaacs have toured for over 30 years and are based in LaFollette. Current group members are Lily Isaacs and her adult children, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca (Isaacs) Bowman. They have a unique style that marries bluegrass harmonies and instrumentation with modern Southern Gospel lyrics. Their musical influences emerge from all genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, contemporary acoustic and Southern Gospel, according to a spokesman. They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members of the Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concert Series and travel throughout the year performing nationally.
Greene’s first big break came with an invitation to join country performer Jerry Reed’s band. After touring the country, recording and making numerous TV appearances with Reed, he was given the opportunity to record an album of original gospel music. This quickly brought him to the attention of gospel greats Bill and Gloria Gaither. Through touring with the Gaithers and appearing on their Homecoming video series, as well as continuing to write and record his unique brand of gospel music, Greene has built a solid reputation as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and talented performer with a distinct southern flavor. His virtuosity on the harmonica has distinguished him as an instrumental force to be reckoned with. He is co-writer of the newest Christmas Classic “Mary, Did You Know?” recorded by many of today’s top recording artists.
Gordon Mote, blind at birth, was one of the first blind students in the country to mainstream into the public school system and presently serves as the full-time keyboard player on The Gaither Tour. In 2005, his debut recording, “If You Could Hear What I See,” received the Dove Award nomination for Instrumental Album of the Year from the Gospel Music Association. For the past six years, Mote has been nominated as Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, being awarded that honor in 2009.
He has also received nominations for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Musician of the Year and Album of the Year from the Southern Gospel News and The Singing News Magazine. In addition, he claimed the 2008 Musician of the Year Award from SGN. In addition, the talented recording artists shares the stage with legendary gospel recording artists Bill Gaither and his multi-Grammy Award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band, in more than 50 cities worldwide as they tour.